Laser treatment is one of the most effective ways to treat acne scars. If you are considering signing up for it, there are a few facts you must know. Learning about these facts will help keep your expectations in check and ensure that you get the best results.
Laser treatment may not completely eliminate old scarring
Many people have the notion that laser treatment is like a magic wand that can make that acne scar disappear. Well, the truth is that the procedure may not totally eliminate acne scars.
Below are a few things laser treatment is best for.
- Reducing the pain and itch in the affected area
- Making acne scars less visible.
- Preventing a serious scar from forming after a surgical procedure
Your results are intertwined with the skill of the dermatologist or aesthetician performing the treatment
If you are new to laser treatment, you may the notion that you are going to get excellent results, regardless of the clinic you choose. This may come as a shock to you, but not all aesthetic clinics in Singapore have skilled professionals that can effectively perform laser treatment.
So before choosing a clinic, you should do a little research to learn if their experts are certified and are abreast with the specialized knowledge needed to perform the procedure.
Consult your doctor before opting for any type of laser treatment
Never should you opt for any laser treatment without first consulting your doctor.
You should also avoid clinics that promise to treat your acne scar without first providing a medical consultation.
To ensure that no complication arises during and after the procedure, your clinician performing the procedure needs to know about the following.
- The nature of your scar
- Your overall health
- Your skin type
Below are a few things you should tell your dermatologist before your procedure.
- The medications and supplements you are on
- The skincare products you are using
- If you smoke
- If you have an underlining health condition (Diabetes)
- If you experience cold sores
It is also wise that you tell your dermatologist about the results you expect after the procedure.
Sun protection is essential before and after the treatment
You should take steps to protect your skin (especially the scarred area) from the sun before the day of your appointment.
If your dermatologist notices that you have sunburn or your skin is tanned, they will postpone your procedure to a future date.
Using laser on tanned skin can cause the following
- Discoloration of the skin
- Serious burn
- Increased odds of developing another scar
It may take some time for you to get your desired results
If you are looking for a treatment that can magically eliminate your acne scar overnight, laser treatment isn’t for you. On average, it may take up to a few weeks before your scars start fading off.
Laser treatment is becoming increasingly popular in Singapore. Before signing up for it, it is wise that you first consider the tips discussed in this article. Doing this will go a long way to help ensure that you get your desired result.