Full layer resurfacing of acne scars still remain as one of the best methods to treat acne scarring. This is a very highly skilled method of scar revision ideally suited for lighter skin types. An Erbium laser or CO2 laser is used to remove the outer layers of skin and the upper dermal layers. Our Specialists combine full resurfacing with fractional lasers to achieve far superior results than either treatment alone. The recovery time for full laser resurfacing ranges between 7-12 days depending on the depth and your recovery speed.
Full laser resurfacing is ideal for multiple shallow scars, and has several advantages over fractional laser- in most cases one treatment will yield at least 70% improvement in acne scars. This form of laser treatment of acne scars also carries a partial Medicare rebate.
Facts on full laser resurfacing and acne scarring
- Full laser resurfacing is a highly skilled method of laser resurfacing
- A CO2 or Erbium laser is used
- This type of scar treatment is ideal for fair skin patients
- Full laser resurfacing is ideal for shallow scars, or box car scarring
- Full laser resurfacing can be done after TCA cross for ice pick scars
- We often combine Fractional laser with Full Laser Resurfacing for superior results
- Full laser resurfacing is partially covered under Medicare as a treatment for acne scars
- We often combine V Beam Vascular laser 3 weeks after resurfacing to markedly reduce the redness of treated areas
- Full resurfacing forms part of The Synergy Method of acne scar revision
- Synergy involves the use of multiple methods to treat acne scars including TCA Cross, Fractional and Full Laser ablation, VBeam Vascular lasers, RadioFrequency treatments, dermal grafting, and dermal fillers
- Synergy method of acne scar revision gives the best results