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Scar Removal Services Using Today’s Laser Technologies

If you had severe acne in the past, you might be dealing with the aftereffects on the skin. Acne scars are common in individuals with acne, as pimples may damage the surface of the skin and leave behind rolling or deep scars along the facial skin. To address this, Dr. Ahmadur Rahman of Jamaica, Queens, New York and Manhattan, New York, may recommend scar removal with laser treatment.

How is scar revision performed with laser devices?

Laser scar revision is a minimally invasive skin resurfacing treatment that uses high-intensity light to improve the appearance of scars. Dr. Rahman will direct the laser beam over the surface of your skin, targeting the pigment in your scars. The heat from the laser will break up the scar tissue and stimulate collagen production in the skin. As new collagen grows, it will help to fill in indented scars, smooth out raised scars, and improve the overall tone and texture of the skin.

What types of lasers are used for scar removal?

There are many varieties and types of lasers that can be used for scar revision, including fractional CO2 lasers, Er: YAG lasers, pulsed dye lasers, and more. The variety of lasers that is best for you will depend on the type of scars you have and your skin type and goals for treatment. Dr. Rahman will carefully evaluate your skin before recommending the best laser device for your needs.

What can I expect during my scar revision treatment?

Before beginning your laser scar revision treatment, our experienced doctor will apply a numbing cream to the surface of your skin to help ensure your comfort during the procedure. Once you are comfortable, he will begin moving the laser device over the surface of your skin, targeting the scars with brief pulses of light energy. The entire treatment process usually takes under an hour to complete.

How do I learn more about laser scar removal?

If you are seeking acne scar treatment and live in the areas of Jamaica, Queens,  New York and Manhattan, New York, call Dr. Ahmadur Rahman of Zen Med Spa Aesthetics and Regenerative Medicine to request an appointment. He has two office locations in the area open for new and returning patients. Call Manhattan, NY, at (646) 374-2524 and Jamaica, Queens, NY, at (718) 569-8575.

Scar Removal FAQs

Are lasers safe for acne scar removal?

Laser acne scar removal is generally safe when performed by a qualified healthcare professional. It involves using laser energy to target and resurface the skin, stimulating collagen production and reducing the appearance of scars. However, there are potential risks, including temporary redness, swelling, and changes in skin pigmentation. Individuals with certain skin conditions or medical histories may not be suitable candidates. Consulting with a dermatologist in Manhattan and Jamaica, Queens, New York, is essential to assess safety and suitability for treatment.

How will I know what type of laser is best for my skin type for acne scar removal?

Determining the best laser for acne scar removal depends on factors such as skin type, scar type, and treatment goals. A dermatologist or skincare professional in Manhattan and Jamaica, Queens, New York, can assess your skin and recommend the most suitable laser based on these factors. Options may include fractional lasers, ablative lasers, or non-ablative lasers. Factors like skin tone, scar depth, and recovery time will be considered to ensure the safest and most effective treatment for your specific needs.

What is a fractional CO2 laser, and how does it remove acne scars?

A fractional CO2 laser is a type of laser treatment used to remove acne scars. It works by delivering a targeted beam of laser energy to the skin, creating microscopic channels known as microthermal zones. This stimulates the skin’s natural healing process and promotes collagen production, resulting in smoother, rejuvenated skin. The fractional approach minimizes downtime and reduces the risks of complications compared to traditional CO2 lasers, making it an effective option for acne scar removal.

What is an Er:YAG laser, and how does it remove acne scars?

An Er:YAG laser is a type of laser commonly used for skin resurfacing and acne scar removal. It emits light at a wavelength absorbed by water molecules in the skin, allowing for precise ablation of the skin’s surface layers. By removing damaged tissue and stimulating collagen production, Er:YAG lasers help improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of acne scars. This process encourages the growth of healthier, new skin cells, resulting in smoother and more even skin tone.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for laser scar removal?

Determining candidacy for laser scar removal involves several factors. Generally, individuals with lighter skin tones and non-inflammatory acne scars are good candidates. However, consultation with a dermatologist in Manhattan and Jamaica, Queens, New York, is crucial to assess skin type, scar severity, and medical history. To determine suitability, they’ll evaluate factors like skin sensitivity, potential risks, and treatment expectations. Those with active infections, certain medical conditions, or darker skin tones may require alternative treatments or adjustments to laser parameters for safer and more effective scar removal.

What is the typical recovery time from laser scar removal?

Recovery time from laser scar removal varies depending on the type of laser used and the individual’s skin response. Generally, downtime ranges from a few days to a couple of weeks. Mild redness, swelling, and discomfort are common immediately after treatment but typically subside within a few days. Complete healing and optimal results may take several weeks to months. Following post-treatment care instructions, including skincare routines and sun protection, can help expedite recovery and minimize complications.

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Ahmadur Rahman, MD

Dr. Ahmadur Rahman, who founded Zen Med Spa over ten years ago, is a detailed and thorough physician serving patients from his two offices in Manhattan and Jamaica, Queens in New York. He specializes in internal medicine, primary care, medical aesthetics, and cosmetic procedures, such as facial rejuvenation through cosmetic injections. Dr. Rahman has extensive knowledge and training in cosmetic procedures, anti-aging, bio-identical hormones, nutrition, and supplements. He consistently delivers impressive, natural-looking, and long-lasting results with a gentle touch, using advanced techniques and a minimalist approach.

Dr. Rahman received his doctorate from the Ross University School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He is American Board of Internal Medicine-certified. He has completed Advanced Training in Aesthetic Medicine and Cosmetic Lasers at Empire Medical and is nationally certified in a variety of related areas.

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