Following trauma to the skin, whether it be from acne, an injury or stretching, the skin can often have persistent redness that can last up to 12 months in some patients.
Post-acne redness is a condition that affects many patients. While there are many treatments for active acne and post-acne scarring, the post-inflammatory redness of acne is more of a challenge to treat and may remain long after the acne is gone.
The Candela Vbeam Perfecta® provides a valuable treatment option for post-acne redness and is a non-ablative laser that acts to smooth out the skin through collagen remodeling without breaking the skin.
We recommend the use of this laser for acne scar treatments, especially on newer red scars. The laser stimulates the production of new collagen, resulting in natural and healthier-looking skin and lessening the severity of the final scar.
Patients are treated a total of three to four times at three-week intervals and the number of treatments varies based on the severity and depth of the acne scarring causing the redness.
After three to four treatments most patients have a 75-90% reduction in redness.
Similar results have been found for redness post scarring or from stretch marks.