Laser skin treatment acne scars nyc new york ny

About 20 million Americans live with scars from acne. But now a new laser skin treatment may offer the chance to get rid of the scars for good.
r couldn't wait to try it. Years of acne had left her face pockmarked and undermined her self-confidence.

 "I couldn't leave without a ton of makeup on."

She had tried a number of other treatments to fade her scars, but wasn't happy with the results.

This new technique uses an ultra-short pulse of laser energy from a system called PicoSure, which is also used for tattoo removal. PicoSure won FDA approval for the treatment of acne scars in July, and said its studies showed 86 percent of patients were satisfied with the results after 3 months.

"What we are talking about is how energy is being delivered to the skin in an attempt to improve texture and appearance," he said.

Treatment sessions take about 15 to 20 minutes, and most patients see results after about 3 sessions. The skin can feel red and tender for a day after treatment, says PicoSure "offers great results with less preparatory time and down time," compared to other options.

The treatments can run from  depending on the severity of the patient's scarring. Doctors say patients may need to return for touch-ups about once a year.