While there are many different methods available to treat acne scarring, including fillers, intralesional corticosteroids, surgical skin-needling and more, laser resurfacing remains the most effective way of reducing and clearing scarring caused by persistent and untreated inflammatory acne lesions.
Whether or not you choose to employ ablative or non-ablative resurfacing depends on the type of acne scar present on your patient, as well as their preferences and expectations when it comes to number of sessions and associated downtime.
When assessing the skin for damage, you will either see boxcar, rolling or icepick scarring. Box scars are shallow to deep in depth with well-defined edges; Rolling scars appear as undulations on the skin, shallow, measuring a few millimetres wide; Icepick scars are deep, severe, V-shaped scars that are narrow in length.
For patients seeking milder treatment options for shallow scars, non-ablative is ideal. This form of treatment takes several sessions, but it has less downtime. Contrastingly, for patients looking to treat deeper scars, ablative resurfacing is best. This treatment offers significant aesthetic improvement after just one session.
When it comes to the latter treatment option, Lumenis’ advanced AcuPulse™ and UltraPulse® technologies are the one of the most advanced ablative lasers to incorporate into your practice.
Both of these lasers work to decrease the deepest of scars, as well as repair damaged skin and improve tone. By incorporating AcuPulse™ and UltraPulse® into your offering, you will be able to harness an exceptional ablation/coagulation ratio through the devices’ unique short pulse technologies.
Furthermore, patients seeking acne treatments are often deterred by arduous procedure times, as well as unsafe and inefficient measures. When harnessing the AcuPulse™ or UltraPulse®, you will reach the required skin depth quickly, with a minimal collateral thermal damage.
As each patient’s scarring is different, providing solutions that meet their specific procedural needs is vital. Both AcuPulse™ and UltraPulse® offer a wide choice of energy, density, scanning shape and size options in order to facilitate customised treatment parameters depending on the makeup of your patient’s skin. Specifically, for acne purposes, the DeepFX treatment mode (available on both AcuPulse™ and UltraPulse®) is the one of the best method to harness when treating deep and thick cosmetic lesions.
When it comes to effectively treating acne scars, provide the Lumenis Solution with top-of-the-range ablative technology. To learn more about how AcuPulse™ and UltraPulse® can transform your clinic, visit our website or download our brochures.
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Warnings and risks CO2 lasers are intended solely for use by physicians trained in the use of the Carbon Dioxide laser (10.6 μm) wavelength.
Incorrect treatment settings or misuse of the technology can present risk of serious injury to patient and operating personnel. Risks that may be
associated with any CO2 laser procedure may include change of pigmentation, infection, erythema, skin induration or scarring. Read and understand
the CO2 systems and accessories operator manuals for a complete list of intended use, contraindications and risks.