Acne breakouts are always unpleasant and living close to nature can make them even worse. Pimples and the scars they leave behind can become inflamed from frequent exposure to dirt and sunlight. Applying makeup is usually the go-to for hiding acne, but all it does is further skin irritation and flare-ups. Some people try their luck with over-the-counter creams, but these tend not to deliver the best results. If you want to be rid of your blemishes and scars for good, then visiting Dr. Gerard and asking about the ICON laser is your ideal solution.
How Does Acne and Scarring Form?
Acne forms due to a buildup of bacteria in our pores. This bacteria gets mixed without natural oils and leads to the growth of painful pimples. After a breakout, our bodies quickly release collagen proteins into affected areas to counteract the bacterial damage caused by acne. This frantic release of collagen often results in the development of nasty scars. These scars tend to look flat and jagged, giving your face an unpleasant bumpy texture. Flare-ups and their resulting scars are often the sources of discomfort and embarrassment for most people.
Acne Treatment with ICON Laser
When it comes to acne treatments, the ICON laser is one of the best in class. This specialized laser system provides optimal skin rejuvenation by treating moderate-to-severe acne scars through the use of two laser wavelengths. These laser waves work together to target multiple skin concerns during a single treatment session. The ICON laser procedure is minimally invasive and requires little to no downtime. Every treatment with the ICON is geared toward meeting the needs of the patient.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
Acne treatments with the ICON take approximately 30 minutes to complete. After your session you will likely experience some redness and swelling. These side effects will only last for a few days. Afterward, you will notice your scars taking on a lighter color and a more even texture. For best results, 3-7 treatments are recommended.
Acne Treatments in Gillette, Wyoming
Living acne-free is now a possibility with the ICON laser treatment system. Visit Dr. Gerard in Gillette, Wyoming for a consultation today by calling (307) 670-9200 or filling out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!