Both severe and mild cases of acne can cause permanent scarring. But Paul M. Friedman, M.D. in Houston, Texas has an excellent method to treat acne scars in the office setting. Utilizing advanced technology and his extensive experience, Dr. Friedman is able to treat your acne and acne scarring.
What is Smoothbeam™ Laser, What Does it Treat?
One such advance is the Smoothbeam™ laser, which is an effective, gentle and safe treatment option for troublesome acne.This treatment uses a laser to target overactive sebaceous (oil) glands in your skin. It is these glands that are the root cause of acne. Medical lasers like Smoothbeam™ have been used for over two decades to treat many other medical conditions, not just acne and acne scarring.
How it Works
Very mild side effects may include slight redness or swelling that lasts only a few hours to a few days. Of course, recovery and side effects vary from patient to patient. Dr. Friedman and his team will explain what to expect during and after your Smoothbeam™ laser acne treatment at the time of your visit. In very rare cases, some patients experience a temporary pigmentation change in the treated area.
If you already have scars from acne when you were younger, the Smoothbeam™ can help you, also. Collagen, which is at the same depth in skin as your sebaceous glands and is made of mostly water, is also targeted by the Smoothbeam™ laser light. The very slight dermal injury caused by the laser light stimulates the production and deposition of new organized collagen beneath the skin resulting in significant improvement in the appearance of your acne scars.
To learn more about acne, acne scarring, and how they can be treated, please contact one of our doctors at the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center today. He has successful treated thousands of patients suffering with acne and acne scarring just like you.