Acne Scar Reduction

Kirk Family Practice

Family Medicine located in Smyrna, DE

Acne scars leave a reminder of past outbreaks, leaving your skin rough and unevenly toned. At Kirk Family Practice in Smyrna, Delaware, Deborah Kirk, MD, offers technology that helps reduce the appearance of scarring with the Icon™ Aesthetic System. The laser energy smooths out your complexion so you look and feel better. Call the office to learn how you can benefit from acne scar treatment.

Acne Scar Reduction Q & A

How does Icon laser technology help with acne scarring?

Icon laser technology provides an effective treatment for acne scars. Fractional laser technology emitted from the Icon breaks down scar tissue and triggers your body to produce new, healthy tissue. The energy also stimulates your body to produce more collagen, a protein that supports your skin’s strength and smooth texture. The new collagen fills in scar depressions and evens out your skin tone.

Who benefits from laser treatment for acne scars?

Anyone who is self-conscious about acne scarring benefits from Icon laser treatments. Icon is effective on all skin types, including light or dark skin. You benefit from Icon’s ability to provide smoother skin with minimal downtime.

Treating acne scars results in:

  • Improved appearance
  • Healthier skin
  • Enhanced self-esteem

Men and women with rolling scars or slightly depressed scars usually benefit the most from Icon laser treatments. Discuss your complexion and scar concerns with Dr. Kirk to decide if Icon laser treatments are right for you.

What other benefits can Icon laser treatments provide?

Skin resurfacing treatments with the Icon laser can also treat a number of other skin complaints including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots

Discuss your aesthetic goals with Dr. Kirk and together you can create a comprehensive treatment plan with the Icon system.

How long does it take to see improvements in acne scars?

You may notice an overall glow shortly after the laser treatments, but the development of new collagen to reduce the appearance of acne scars takes several weeks. Talk to Dr. Kirk about exactly when you should expect to see results.

Should I schedule downtime following Icon treatments?

Icon treatments require minimal downtime. The treatment usually causes your skin to be pinkish or reddish for several hours following your treatment, appearing as if you have a sunburn. Some stinging sensations linger after treatment but can be relieved with ice packs or a damp cloth. You may have mild swelling that fades in a few days, too.

Most people are able to go about their regular activities following a session, including going back to work or school.

To learn more about how the Icon laser can help reduce the appearance of troublesome acne scars, call Kirk Family Practice.