Acne Benefits from Lighter-Touch Laser Treatments
A lighter-touch laser treatment is among the skin-enhancement tools
gaining popularity and becoming available outside the largest fashion
and beauty centers.
UAB dermatologist Marian Northington, M.D., says people are seeking
treatments for acne and wrinkles that require little downtime and are
"The Fraxel laser has several benefits over traditional lasers used
in treating wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars and pigment
irregularities," doctor Nortington says.
Fraxel laser is less
invasive than carbon-dioxide lasers, with no infection risk; it is
suitable for all skin types and especially for acne-prone and mature
Fraxel laser can be used on the hands, neck and other body parts in addition to resurfacing the acne scars and spots.
And with summer outdoor activities upon us, it's an advantage that this treatment requires no sun-avoidance.
"Collagen-stimulating benefits increase for several months after treatment," Dr. Northington says.