An estimated 80% of Americans get acne, and many spend a lot of time trying to cover up the acne scars left behind.
At Yco Facial Plastic Surgery in Encinitas, California, Mario Yco, MD, offers minimally invasive, nonsurgical solutions to treating acne scars, so you don’t have to hide them any longer. Dr. Yco has extensive experience in using CO2 laser resurfacing technologies to minimize the severity of scars, so you can look your best.
Acne scars are the result of your body trying to heal itself. When you have an acne outbreak, your body sends extra collagen to the area to fight back against inflammation and skin damage.
If too much collagen forms in the area, you can get acne scars that raise above the surface of your skin. If you get too little collagen, this can result in depressed scars that resemble pits in your skin.
While most acne scars aren’t harmful, some may become itchy or painful. Many people are bothered by the appearance of their skin because of acne scars that never go away.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing treats areas of damaged skin and acne scars by removing targeted layers of skin to reveal the fresh, healthy skin underneath.
Dr. Yco uses precise laser technology. With this system, he is able to control the short pulses of light energy to penetrate the targeted areas without harming surrounding skin.
In addition to minimizing the severity of acne scars, he can also use CO2 laser resurfacing to address:
Dr. Yco can determine if you’re a candidate for CO2 laser resurfacing during your skin evaluation. At this time, he carefully evaluates the health of your skin and goes over your medical history. If you’re a candidate, he can then discuss how laser treatments may be able to help you.
Once your skin is treated with the CO2 laser energy, it should look and feel smoother.
Laser treatments can also help you achieve a more even skin tone and trigger an increased production of collagen. More collagen production should tighten your skin and give it a more youthful look, with results that are long-lasting.
Dr. Yco customizes a treatment plan to your specific needs, so you can address the acne scars, wrinkles, and other skin flaws that bother you. He may also recommend other nonsurgical procedures, such as facial fillers and injectables, facial skin peels, and microneedling to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
To find out if you’re a candidate for CO2 laser resurfacing to treat acne scars, wrinkles, and sun-damaged skin, book an appointment online or over the phone with YCO Facial Plastic Surgery today.