Acne Scars Case Study
Laser treatment for acne scars utilizes light energy to remove scar tissues at the dermal and epidermal levels. Simultaneously, the treatment induces deep tissue coagulation and the development and replacement of skin tissues by new, healthy skin cells.
The type of light-based treatment depends on the acne’s state (active acne), the type of acne scars, and the tone of the skin. This is an Acne Scars Case Study
Cost of Acne scar treatment
Health insurance does not reimburse the cost of laser treatments, as it is considered cosmetic. The total cost of active acne and acne scars ranges between 2000 to 3000 depending on the number of sessions required. The cost is not paid upfront but over three to six months. Here are some factors that might affect the price:
- Size of the area
- Type of laser
- The severity of the case and the number of sessions required
Fraxel laser is one of the most effective treatments, with a broad safety profile. However, it is one of the most expensive lasers. It irritates the skin with two different wavelengths in a fractional pattern and different levels of skin penetration.
How Fraxel works
Fraxel laser has two main mechanisms of action to treat acne scars: ablation and coagulation. The 1927 nm laser induces ablation and skin resurfacing. However, the 1550 nm laser is responsible for the coagulation effect to break scar tissues and stimulate skin modulation. We usually use other lasers and light-based treatments such as Spectra pulsed-dye laser and intense pulse light (IPL) to control active acne. These lasers work on capillaries’ porphyrins sensitization. We used other lasers, such as ablative fractional laser Er-Yag (Fotona) or CO2 (Ultrapulse) in more complicated cases.
Before and after picture
We took these pictures after one session of Fraxel laser at the Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center in Edmonton. Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D. in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sciences, provided the Settings and initial consultation
Facts about this Case
- Procedure Cost: $000
- Procedure Time: 60 Min
- Downtime: 3-7 days
- Results: Refreshed look
- Adverse Effects: Redness
- permanent results