non-ablative laser surgery for acne scars
I'm about 2 months off accutane now and my derma has been telling me
that I need non-ablative laser surgery if I want to get rid of my
scars. By scars, he meant the pitted areas on my face. By the way, to
everyone out there who pick and squeeze their pimples, DON'T!!!
especially if you're on accutane. Before accutane, I used to be able
to get away with it, but the areas that I picked while on Accutane,
the scars are still here. Your skin IS MORE sensitive. I know you
hear it all time, but hear it again anyway. It's true. DON'T PICK!
Anyway, he said that this type of laser is really safe because it
treats scars from the inside-out. So, it's ok to do it even though
I'm only 2 months off accutane. He also said that if I wait, the
scars will be harder to fill up, so I should do it as early as
possible. I think I'm going to do it. I don't want craters on my
face. Basically, this type of laser surgery just creates some sort of
heat on your face and stimulates collagen growth. It doesn't take
away your skin and I read on the web that it doesn't have much side
effects, maybe a little redness that goes away in a few hours. Sounds
safe enough if you can get it so quickly after accutane.
What do you think? Has any of you heard or did this?