Acne Scars

GLO Laser & Med Spa

Yujing Li, MD

Medical Aesthetics located in Houston, TX

As if having acne during your teen years wasn’t bad enough, as an adult you still carry the scars. Let Dr. Yujing Li, of Houston, Texas, help. At GLO Laser and Med Spa, Dr. Li offers innovative laser energy treatments for acne scars that don’t damage your skin or require downtime. To learn more about this cutting-edge procedure or to schedule your initial consultation, call today or book online and be one step closer to erasing the signs of acne for good.

Acne Scars Q & A

What causes acne scarring?

Acne scars result when your skin becomes damaged from deep, penetrating acne. Your body attempts to repair the damage by producing collagen, a protein that supports skin growth and renewal.

If your body doesn’t create enough collagen, pitted acne scars form. When it produces too much collagen, raised scars form.

Other factors can influence the development of acne scars, including:

  • Having cysts and nodules
  • Not treating acne, especially when inflamed
  • Picking or popping your acne

How do you treat acne scars?

The type and severity of your acne scars determine the best course of treatment to effectively reduce their appearance. Dr. Li may recommend:

Dermal fillers

Dr. Li injects a collagen-containing substance into your acne scar, plumping the area and smoothing the skin. Results are often immediate, although temporary, lasting 6-18 months.

Laser treatment

With the CynosureⓇ PicoSureⓇ system, Dr. Li uses advanced picosecond laser energy to penetrate deep into your skin. This energy breaks up the dark pigmentation often left in raised acne scars, while stimulating a healing immune response.

Skin tightening

Using the PicoSure Focus™ lens, skin tightening can reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars, making your skin smoother and more uniform. In this procedure, the laser energy squeezes your skin cells, causing cellular signaling to increase the procedure of collagen and elastin.

What can you expect with a PicoSure treatment?

When you have a PicoSure acne scar treatment at Southwest Laser Skin Care, there’s no preparation required. Although most patients don’t report the laser treatment causing pain, Dr. Li may offer you a numbing cream to apply before the procedure begins.

Once you’re ready, Dr. Li moves the short-pulse laser over your treatment area. The sensation resembles the snapping of a rubber band.

Most treatments take 10-15 minutes and have minimal side effects. There’s no downtime required and, other than wearing sunscreen, no restrictions. The results of the PicoSure procedure are permanent.

If you want to get rid of your acne scars, call Dr. Li’s office today or book an appointment online.