Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center

Acne Scars Removal in Edmonton

Acne Scars Correction

What are acne scars?

Acne scars are the marks left on the skin by cystic acne. Acne scars are caused by the chronic and acute inflammation and treated with laser. Because of the abundance of inflammation mediators and cytokines, the skin goes through a rapid tissue-building phase during the healing process. In another world, your body ignores the details in order to recover and close the skin as quickly as possible. As a result, it will leave scar tissue and an uneven skin surface.

Microneedling acne scars

Types of Acne Scars

Scars are classified into four types based on their appearance and edges: ice-pick, rolling, boxcar, and atrophic scars. There are several  treatment options are available.

What are the most effective acne scar treatments?

Years of assisting a client with severe and complex acne scarring. We created a protocol that employs two distinct technologies:

Fractora Microneedling

(RF microneedling) and Fractional laser (either Fraxel or Fotona). The RF microneedling mechanically disrupts the scar tissue; we then need to resurface the skin with a fractional or ablative laser.

Fractora microneedling scars

Fraxel Dual Laser

Fraxel is a fractional laser that is non-ablative. The term “non-ablative” refers to the fact that, while the laser can treat deeper layers of the skin, it leaves the skin’s surface intact. It directs laser energy through the skin rather than piercing it. Fraxel sends many thin beams of light into your skin, hence the term “fractional.” Other lasers employ a single, thicker beam. While fractional lasers produce excellent cosmetic results, they require far less recovery time than traditional lasers.

How does Fraxel work?

Fraxel uses fractional laser light beams to break down scar tissue from acne scars. The heat also stimulates your body’s production of new collagen, a natural protein that keeps your skin smooth and firm. Because the new collagen replaces the scar tissue, your acne scars become less visible.

Aside from acne scars, Fraxel and its collagen-building abilities can firm up your skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Fraxel also helps to reduce age spots by breaking down excess pigment in the skin.

Fotona Laser

The Fotona 3D Laser Face Lift is a one-of-a-kind procedure. The procedure employs three distinct types of laser action.

First, it employs an intense long-pulse ND-Yag laser, a non-ablative laser that generates heat deep within the skin in order to stimulate collagen production. This laser penetrates deep into the skin, heating the deep layers and stimulating collagen production.

Fraxel or Fotona

Many similarities exist between Fraxel and Fotona lasers. They are both fractional, which allows them to have much shorter recovery times than traditional lasers.

Both of these procedures make use of a variety of laser light wavelengths. This enables them to treat acne scars as well as other types of ageing.

Finally, both the Fraxel and Fotona lasers are non-invasive. Because they don’t involve any incisions or needles, they’re less intimidating than many other treatment options

While they share some similarities, Fraxel and Fotona also have significant differences. To begin with, Fraxel is completely non-ablative, so your surface skin is not affected in any way. During the treatment, Fotona employs some non-ablative lasers as well as an ablative laser. This enables Fotona to treat surface imperfections that Fraxel does not.

However, this does not imply that Fotona requires more recovery time. Fraxel is a more aggressive treatment for acne scars and facial ageing. As a result, Fotona causes only mild redness following the procedure, which fades within a few hours. Most patients receive their Fotona treatment during their lunch break and then return to work.

Fraxel, on the other hand, will result in a longer recovery period. After the procedure, your skin will be quite red, and it may take three to seven days for it to fade. You’ll be able to go to work, but you may be unhappy with the way your skin looks for a few days


How Do I Know if Fraxel or the Fotona Laser for Acne Scars Is the Right Choice for Me in Edmonton?

With all of the differences between Fraxel and Fotona, how do you know which one is the best fit for your needs?

It all comes down to your individual skin, your priorities, and the cosmetic issues you want to address. You are not required to figure it out on your own. That is why we offer laser patients free consultations.

Our laser technicians are well-versed in skin and lasers and can advise you on which procedure is best suited to your skin. We’ll be able to explain what each treatment entails and assist you in deciding which path to take.

Keep in mind that each person’s course of treatment will be unique. We’ll be able to estimate how many sessions you’ll need with your preferred treatment before you see the desired results.

How to Get On the Path to Smoother Skin in Edmonton

Regardless of how common acne scars are, they are inconvenient. Acne affects 80 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 30, and many of them have scars as a result.

While there are no reliable methods for treating acne scars at home, you can achieve fantastic results in the hands of trained professionals using the right acne scar laser.

Schedule a free skincare treatment consultation today if you’re ready to take the first step toward clearer, smoother skin you can be proud of.

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12914 167 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB



12914 167 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T6V1J6