Acne Scar Removal Specialist

Cataract & Vision Center of Hawaii

Ophthalmologists & Optometrists located in Honolulu, HI

Acne scars are both unsightly and embarrassing. Patients who have acne scars do their best to cover these blemishes, but it’s not always possible. At Cataract & Vision Center of Hawaii, patients in Honolulu, Hawaii, have access to effective acne scar removal. Using the PicoSure laser, the professionals at Cataract & Vision Center of Hawaii are able to reduce acne scars and improve the appearance of the patient’s skin. To make an appointment, please contact our office today.

Acne Scar Removal Q & A

Why do acne scars form?

Acne can damage the skin, especially if the acne was severe. This damage leads to changes in texture, or scars. These scars can vary in appearance, from small, deep pits in the skin to wide, shallow lesions.

How does Cataract & Vision Center of Hawaii treat acne scars?

Cataract & Vision Center of Hawaii uses the PicoSure laser to treat acne scars. This system improves the appearance of acne scars by delivering laser energy to the skin.

Unlike other laser systems, which use heat to burn away damaged skin, the PicoSure laser uses its Focus lens to eliminate scars by activating your body’s natural immune response.

What are the benefits of PicoSure treatment for acne scars?

PicoSure treatment offers several benefits over other acne scar treatment options, including:

  • Less tissue damage - PicoSure doesn’t rely on the destruction of skin cells to encourage healing. Instead, it stimulates your immune system. This results in less tissue damage.
  • Less discomfort - PicoSure uses gentle pressure to change the skin, as opposed to damaging heat. This means that you won’t experience as much pain during treatment.
  • Short recovery - Patients undergoing PicoSure treatment usually experience only a few hours of mild redness after the procedure. This means that you won’t need to miss work or deal with any other inconveniences because of side effects.

How does it feel?

Most people who undergo acne scar removal with the PicoSure laser say they feel very little discomfort during the procedure. While the laser energy is in contact with your acne scars, you may feel a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against your skin.

How many treatments are necessary?

The number of treatments you’ll need to erase your acne scars completely will depend on many different factors. To find out how many treatments you may need, talk to your doctor before you begin the acne scar removal process.

How long do the results last?

The results of acne scar removal are permanent. Your scars won’t return after they’ve been successfully treated with the PicoSure laser. However, if you develop new scars or other skin imperfections, you can elect to have additional treatments.

*Individual Results May Vary

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