Written by Dr. Halaas
Acne is one of the most common skin disorders and it often leaves marks, which are visible even years after the pimples are gone. When your skin is traumatized by cystic acne, the healing process does not always go smoothly. Scars can form when deeper layers of the skin are injured by severe acne. When the injury is deep, the body will produce collagen to repair the skin. The result is uneven skin texture. As our skin loses some of its collagen as part of the natural aging process, acne scars become more visible.
Dr. Halaas is proud to be one of the first facial plastic surgeons in New York to offer the newest technology to reduce the appearance of acne scars – Infini/Fractora RF.
The Infini/Fractora Fractional RF device triggers skin regeneration to even your skin texture and “fill” scars. This FDA-cleared device combines radiofrequency technology with a unique gold-coated microneedle system, which enables the RF heat energy to be delivered precisely. This translates to highly customizable treatments, faster recovery times, and a reduced risk of pigmentation. In addition, the Infini/Fractora Laser is safe for all skin types, unlike chemical peels and some other laser treatments, which cannot be used on darker or tanned skin.
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The shape of an acne scar is effected by the amount of collagen produced by the body in attempt to heal itself:
The most common treatment for acne scars are over-the-counter creams and ointments. In most cases, these treatments result in minimal improvement over a long period of time. New York City board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Halaas often sees patients who look for faster and more effective solutions to reduce the visibility of acne scars. In addition to Infini/Fractora Fractional RF treatment, these are other popular options: