CO2 Laser vs. Chemical Peels: Which is Best for Acne Scars?

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CO2-Laser-vs-Chemical-Peels-Which-is-Best-for-Acne-Scars-Dr-Kyle-Song-Irvine-caWhen it comes to achieving smooth, flawless-looking skin, you’re desperate for help.  As a past acne sufferer, you wanted nothing more than to clear up your breakouts so you could stop feeling self-conscious about your skin.  But now that the breakouts are gone, you’re still left with angry red marks on your skin.  In fact, the acne scars still make it look like you have acne, leaving you feeling as though you’ll never have clear skin.

Fortunately, there are a number of acne scarring treatments that can help you achieve a smooth, clear, and beautiful complexion – and they’re all available at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California.

CO2 Laser vs. Chemical Peels

Owned and operated by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Song, Song Plastic Surgery specializes in treating the scars left behind by past acne breakouts.  Dr. Song offers a number of treatments to minimize the appearance of scarring, including:

  • CO2 laser treatments
  • Chemical peels
  • Microneedling with PRP
  • High intensity focused Radio Frequency

Each procedure comes with its own particular advantages; however, when it comes down to it, which treatment is best for eliminating the appearance of acne scars?

The answer is that it depends on the age and severity of your acne scars.  If you’ve recently cleared up your acne breakouts and your scars are still fresh, you may benefit more from CO2 laser treatments combined with gentle microdermabrasions.  Since your scars haven’t aged for a significant length of time, the fractional CO2 laser can remove the top layers of skin tissue, thus reducing the appearance of recent acne scars.  This effect can be heightened by adding microdermabrasions into your skincare regimen (this procedure needs to be performed at a separate date).

Chemical peels are also a viable option for acne scars, especially those that may be older.  Chemical peels work by removing the top layers of skin, allowing newer skin to come to the surface.  Chemical peels do involve some recovery, as your skin will peel and scab over from the strong treatment.  However, once the scabs fall off, you’ll see a glowing, fresh complexion take their place.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

To learn more about the best treatments for your acne scars, schedule a consultation with Dr. Song at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA today.  Song Plastic Surgery serves the greater Orange County area. Call (949) 701-4454 to learn more today.

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At Song Plastic Surgery, our compassionate team is standing by to answer all of your questions. We can’t wait to find out how we can make you look on the outside how you feel on the inside. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, or to learn more.

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By | 2019-09-05T08:42:03+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Chemical Peels, Laser Treatment, Skin Care|0 Comments

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