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Kiss Acne Scars Goodbye with Laser Therapy

In a twist of irony, we spend a considerable amount of time trying to recapture our youth, when our bodies were full of energy and our skin in the pink of health. This is true except when it comes to acne, which can leave its mark for many years, serving as a rather unpleasant reminder of days gone by. Thankfully, we have an innovative laser treatment that can erase the signs of this struggle in your skin, giving you a blank canvas moving forward.

At McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thomas McHugh and the rest of our team want our clients in and around The Woodlands, Texas, to have the tools they need to reach their cosmetic goals. If you’re plagued by acne scarring, we offer a laser treatment that makes quick work of the old scarring, allowing healthy new skin to form in its place.

Here’s how you can kiss your acne scars goodbye with our laser therapy.

The trouble with acne

If you struggled with acne when you were younger (or perhaps you still struggle now), the condition can be extremely frustrating. Not only do acne flare-ups create problems on the most visible areas of your skin — your face — they have the potential of haunting you for years to come, thanks to their propensity to scar.

Acne is the result of pores that are clogged with excess oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells. When this happens, your pores become inflamed, which causes a break in the walls of the follicle housed within. Depending upon the depth and extent of the breech, the ensuing collagen that floods the area to repair the damage can leave you with uneven skin and pockmarks.

And because your collagen comes in the form of tough connective fibers, the scarring is often permanent.

Breaking up with your acne scars

To tackle acne scarring, Dr McHugh turns to a fractional CO2 laser treatment, which he administers at the hospital. This one-time laser treatment works by breaking up the tough areas of collagen on the surface, which encourages a more uniform healing response in your skin that smooths the area over.

While it may seem odd to fight collagen with collagen, with our CO2 laser technology we can precisely target your acne scarring at just the right depth so that the collagen response isn’t deep enough to create more adhesions. Instead, we’re able to resurface your skin, bringing back a more even tone that no longer tells an acne story.

After your CO2 laser treatment

As we mentioned, Dr. McHugh treats your acne scarring in one procedure, and you may feel like you have a sunburn afterward. This discomfort and redness usually only last a few days to a week or so, at which point your skin begins to peel, revealing fresh, smoother skin underneath.

If you’d like to say goodbye to your acne scarring, please contact us at 281-444-3733 or use our online scheduling tool to request a free consultation.

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