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Acne Scar Treatment

Jay Michael Trussler, DO, PC

Family Medicine and Aesthetics located in Manchester, TN & Monteagle, TN

If the remains of teenage acne are affecting your self-esteem, a noninvasive Icon™ laser treatment may be your ideal solution. Jay Michael Trussler, DO, offers in-office laser treatments at his Manchester and Monteagle, Tennessee, locations to address acne scars and a variety of other common skin flaws. To find out more about treating acne scars, call the Middle Tennessee office nearest you or book an appointment online.

Acne Scar Treatment Q & A

What causes acne scars?

Acne scars are the result of inflammation in your skin. When your body reacts to this inflammation, it either produces too much or too little collagen, an essential part of healthy skin.

When too much collagen is produced, you develop raised acne scars that can appear red or feel itchy. If you don’t produce enough collagen, recessed scars can develop, giving your face a pitted appearance.

These scars can last for a lifetime without treatment, and they may interfere with how you feel about your appearance. Dr. Trussler provides in-office laser treatments to not only reverse the damage of acne scars but to also improve the overall health of your skin.

How does the Icon laser treat acne scars?

The Icon laser delivers energy into the deep tissues of your skin, triggering the production of new, healthy collagen. Over time, this new collagen fills in areas of recessed scars to improve the tone and texture of your skin. The fractional laser can also break up excess skin fibers of raised scars and reduce their appearance.

In addition to acne scars, the Icon laser can effectively reduce the appearance of other skin issues, such as:

  • Wrinkles
  • Dark spots
  • Sun damage
  • Stretch marks

After treatment, your skin will appear tighter and younger-looking and provide you with long-lasting results.

Is laser treatment painful?

Icon laser treatments aren’t painful. You may feel a little tingling in the area during treatment, but you won’t need anesthesia to stay comfortable.

Following your procedure, you can go right back to your usual activities without any limitations. You may experience mild redness in the treatment area immediately after treatment, which should resolve in a few hours.

How many Icon laser sessions will I need?

To ensure you achieve exactly the results you’re looking for, Dr. Trussler will work closely with you to determine which areas you want to treat. He’ll design a custom treatment plan that may include multiple laser sessions scheduled every few weeks.

The number of sessions you’ll need will depend on the size and location of the treatment area and the severity of your scars, wrinkles, or other skin conditions.

After you complete your treatments, it can take 4-6 weeks to see optimal results. Collagen will continue to develop over time, further improving the appearance and texture of your skin.

If you’re ready to enhance the natural beauty of your skin without surgery or downtime, schedule an Icon laser consultation online or over the phone with Jay Michael Trussler, DO today.