Acne scars serve as a persistent reminder of those traumatic pubescent years filled with breakouts. The good news is you don’t have to deal with unwanted acne scars throughout your adult life. With the introduction of the Cool Touch laser treatment, acne scarring can become a skin concern of the past.

What is Cool Touch?

The Cool Touch laser is ideal for softening or resolving shallow acne scarring. The laser energy warms that skin, passing through the outer layers to stimulate the body’s own repair mechanisms below. The laser promotes natural collagen production, which raises the scar so it is flush with the skin and no longer visible.

Cool Touch is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that requires no recovery period afterward, which means patients can return to regular activities immediately after their appointment. The system delivers a cooling mist throughout the laser procedure, enhancing patient comfort. The skin will be pink immediately after treatment, but it will subside to a healthy glow fairly quickly.

Who is a Candidate?

Cool Touch works on acne and other types of shallow scarring, no matter how old the scars might be. This makes the Cool Touch system an excellent choice for patients at any age. The procedure can also work on acne that is still active, shrinking the oil gland and reducing its ability to produce the oil that contributes to breakouts.

Although results may be seen after the initial procedure, Cool Touch is typically performed in a series of sessions to get the best possible results. Most acne scarring requires approximately six treatment sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart. The deeper the scar, the more collagen is needed to make the correction and the more treatment sessions necessary to achieve desired results.

What about Results?

The results of Cool Touch are fairly long-lasting, with most patients coming in for touch-up treatments every couple of months once the initial results have been achieved. Because the procedure stimulates the body’s own collagen production, sessions may be spaced even farther apart after that collagen production has begun. In some cases, Cool Touch may be combined with other cosmetic treatments to reach the best possible results.

In addition to acne scarring, Cool Touch also minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and leaves the skin with a smoother, softer texture. For more information about the Cool Touch laser treatment, contact Dr. Ebrahimi, Tabitha Carnevale, RN, NP and his staff at Incredible Veins Skin and Body center today.

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