Acne can have a detrimental effect on the lives of those who suffer with it, but unfortunately, every blemish carries with it the potential for leaving behind more permanent damage: acne scarring. Acne scarring occurs when collagen, a substance the skin creates to repair itself, is utilised by the body to heal wounds created by acne, but build up in excess in the skin. Instead of repairing the damage, the collagen stays in place permanently and results in scarring.
Patient Before and After Images
What does the treatment do?
Laser peels can help banish acne scarring, resulting in healthier, smoother skin with improved tone and texture. Laser peels remove the external layers of the skin, revealing the fresher, undamaged layers underneath. Simultaneously, the production of collagen is boosted within the skin. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body, and responsible for repairing the skin, keeping it hydrated and nourished, and encouraging the growth of healthy skin cells.
During the procedure, local anaesthetic is used to numb the area. Then, a beam of light energy, the laser, is directed at the problem areas of the skin, destroying the cells of the outer layers and delivering heat to the underlying skin to provide a boost to collagen production. As the skin heals, it is healthier and smoother, minimising the appearance of unsightly scarring.
Frequently Asked Questions
Laser peels may result in redness, inflammation, itching, and tenderness in the treatment area. The length of time for which this will occur will depend on the depth of treatment needed. Patients may also find the treated skin becomes slightly lighter or darker. There is a slight risk of scarring, though this is not common.
Patients who suffer from active acne should not seek treatment until this has cleared, as this risks further scarring developing. Those with a suppressed immune system, a tendency to form keloid scars, or with very dark skin are not suitable for laser peels.
Over-the-counter painkillers may be required to minimise any discomfort patients may feel. Although patients are free to leave the clinic immediately, they may wish to take some time off from their daily routine whilst the skin heals. At Dermasurge, we encourage all of our patients to embrace the prospect of downtime in order to achieve long-lasting, highly effective results. Exposure to sunlight should be avoided in the weeks following treatment whilst the skin heals in order to provide hyperpigmentation from occurring. Dr Injibar will be able to advise patients on how to fully care for their skin after the treatment.
“Dr Injibar is by far the best dermatologist. I have been following her around from dubai to Beirut and finally in London. She takes her time and is very patient and thorough.”
“I recently had the PRP treatment by Dr. Hiba. She is excellent, professional and highly knowledgeable. She made me comfortable and advised me about all treatments available and helped me decide what was best. My goal was to keep my skin youthful and the results I got are amazing and I get complemented regularly. I highly recommend Dr. Hiba!”