The scars left by acne seem to be a double punishment, first the patient spends his adolescence with acute acne outbreaks, comedones, pustules, nodules etc. These typical acute acne lesions, if not properly treated, end in scars.
The best way to prevent these scars is to effectively treat the acute acne.
What is scar acne?
To better understand how this process is, we must first understand what acute acne is. Acute acne is caused by obstruction, outflow of the contents of the sebaceous pilo gland. This obstruction generates sebum retention and dead cells. Dilation of the gland manifests itself on the skin as multiple pimples.
The sebum and dead cells retained in the sebaceous follicle promote the proliferation of bacteria, then infection ensues, the pimples turn red and hot.
Acute acne severity ranges from comedonic acne or blackheads, through pustules to large inflammatory nodules. These processes affect the skin and subcutaneous cellular tissue to varying degrees, causing scars of varying degrees ranging from small depressions in the skin to large depressed scars. The inflammatory nodules are usually the ones that leave the scars deeper and more extensive.
Treatments for acne scars
To reduce or eliminate the scars left by acute acne, we have different treatments, from the least invasive and with immediate recovery to the most intense lasers:
Radiofrequency with Microneedles
It is a modern treatment that produces a gradual improvement of the skin, it is performed once a month, it is not painful and the patient can immediately continue with his life without traces. It requires 6 sessions with 30-day intervals between one and the other.
Cost: $6,000 each session, performed by dermatologists at the 3 centers.
Treatment with LOTUS, Erbium Laser
The laser removes the superficial layers, leaves the skin smoother and with less scars.
It is very little bothersome and has a recovery of 48 hours, a period in which the skin is reddened. Several sessions are necessary depending on the degree of sequelae that the patient has.
Cost: $2,500 each session, performed by dermatologists at the 3 centers.
Carbon Dioxide Laser
These lasers work at a deeper level achieving better aesthetic results.
There are different intensities:
Carbon Dioxide Laser - Strong Intensity + Rich Plasma
An anesthesiologist performs sedation in the surgical unit. The procedure is completely painless, the approximate recovery time of 7 to 10 days. This treatment is carried out by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra in Hoogstra Medical Centers Caballito branch.
Costo: entre USD 1500 (IVA no incluido)
Acne with Lotus Laser
Yesterday I started acne treatment with Lotus. I am waiting for the results, but I saw the videos of previous treatments and I am sure it will work. The attention is excellent. I am attending the Hoogstra de Caballito clinic with Dr. Elena Placenti, a very good professional.
Warts and acne
Very good attention, excellent professionals, I was treated for a wart on my neck and it was removed with a laser at the moment and without pain. I also treated myself for a case of stubborn acne on my back and they gave me treatment with antibiotics and lotion that cured me after suffering from this disease for years. I attended at the Belgrano headquarters that is opposite the Plaza de Barrancas. I did the treatment with Dr. Belén Salvaneschi.
Acne Acne Back and Shoulder Treatment
My name is Veronica, I am 34 years old, I suffer from acne, specifically on my back and shoulders, due to an endocrinological problem. I have hyperandrogenism and that makes my sebaceous glands work harder ... I tried thousands of creams, cosmetics treatments and birth control pills to treat me ... none caused the effect that I am having with the Laser Lotus II
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