Acne scar removal Q&A

How does acne scar removal work?

The laser pulses are expertly applied in milliseconds over the acne area to be treated. The patient may notice a sense of short light flashes as it passes over. Some patients experience a warming glow and tingling sensation. The sensitive lower epidermis level of skin and surrounding tissue is not affected. There is no need for any anaesthetic. Typically the whole face can be treated for acne scar removal in perhaps 30 minutes, with smaller areas such as near to the eyes, mouth or neck much faster.

Are there any side effects to the acne laser treatment?

Worldwide ongoing clinical trials have found acne treatment with laser to be remarkably safe. In rare cases there may be some slight swelling or reddening, but on the few occasions it has happened, it has settled down very quickly. There is also a very small risk of pigmentation changes within the treated area. A very small minority of patients have had pinpoint bruising where the acne laser was fired, but every case has settled down completely within a few days. This side effect is very much the exception, but can occur and patients should not have N Lite treatments unless they are fully aware that this and other side effects are a possibility. At the time of going to print, no other side effects of any consequence have been noted although of course this cannot be guaranteed.

Is the acne scarring treatment safe?

Yes. There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that the acne scarring treatment can lead to skin disorders or an increased risk of skin cancer. Furthermore, every precaution has been taken to ensure the safety of the patients. The lasers are also subject to periodical checks. Treatments are carried out by fully trained nurses and acne laser operatives.