Laser and acne treatments are effective, safe and affordable to target acne marks, blemishes and skin discolourations that appear after an outbreak. They take the form of dark marks, known as pigmented acne scars or red acne marks.
Pigmented acne scars are a result of built-up melanin while red acne scars are due to inflammation of blood vessels at the affected area. They take several months to heal on their own, therefore laser treatments speed up the healing process by using a special wavelength to accurately target them.
The first step of these treatments is to focus on minimising active acne sites then reduce inflammation with maintenance treatments and treating them when they are finally stabilised.
Laser treatment for pigmented acne scars.
Brown blemishes appear as the acne heals, and this phenomenon is coined the post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). It is common amongst darker-skinned individuals. It requires at least 9 to 12 months to heal by itself, but it involves you protecting your skin from UV damage. Lightening creams may be effective but it doesn’t yield results as fast as laser treatment for deep-layer pigmentation.
The Laser Pigment Removal is the most holistic treatment to target the melanin, thus reducing the appearance of pigmentation over time. Multiple treatments are needed to yield the best results.
Laser treatment for red acne scars.
It’s distinctive characteristic is the appearance of a flat pink to a red mark on the skin’s surface. Known as the post-inflammatory erythema (PIE), it is caused by an increase of blood vessel supply to the affected site and takes several months to fade away on its own.
One Doc’s laser treatment uses our signature One Doc Medical Laser Facial to combat the haemoglobin within the affected site. It reduces the blood vessel supply and clears the redness quicker.
Before & After Laser Treatment for Acne Scars