You Don’t Have to Live with Acne Scars — Here’s How to Get Rid of Them

Getting acne is irritating enough during the actual breakouts, but what’s even worse is when annoying pimples leave behind evidence of the past. In many patients, breakouts leave behind acne scars that cause permanent, unsightly spots.

Fortunately, thanks to revolutionary breakthroughs in dermatology, you no longer have to live forever with scarring from past breakouts. Practicing at Chappell Rosso Dermatology and The Laser & Aesthetic Center, Dr. Ritchie Rosso Jr. and Dr. Robert Chappell Jr. are experienced in using laser technology to rid their patients of acne scars for good.

Learn about Fraxel®, a cutting-edge new laser treatment, and how it can even out your skin and help you permanently get rid of pesky acne scars.

What is Fraxel?

The Fraxel laser is a noninvasive outpatient treatment that uses the latest laser technology to even out and heal skin pigment. Along with reducing the appearance of acne scars, a Fraxel session can help all of your skin in the treatment area appear smoother and more youthful.

How does Fraxel work?

Laser treatments use thermal and light energy to minimize acne scarring. The Fraxel laser is especially effective because it works with extreme precision, targeting highly specific areas of skin during the procedure.

During each treatment, Fraxel treats 5%-50% of the targeted skin area. This means the rest of your skin remains untouched by the laser, allowing the surrounding tissues to self-heal the areas targeted by the Fraxel laser.

What your Fraxel treatment will look like

Our team performs your Fraxel laser treatment at Chappell Rosso Dermatology and The  Laser & Aesthetic Center. Before they start the treatment, our doctors apply topical anesthesia to ensure you don’t feel any pain during the procedure.

Once you’re fully numb, the laser portion of the treatment takes up to 25 minutes. During the procedure, and for up to three hours after our doctors finish, you might feel some stinging from the laser.

After finishing a Fraxel laser session, you can immediately resume your usual activities. You can expect your skin to be somewhat red and swollen immediately after the treatment. You should wear a minimum SPF 30 sunscreen when you go outside, because your skin will be more sensitive to the sun.

The number of treatment sessions you need depends on the severity of your acne scarring and intensity level of the lasers our doctors use. Most people get the best results with 3-5 total sessions, spaced every 2-4 weeks.

Stop living with acne scars

Thanks to Fraxel, you no longer need to accept your acne scars and live with them. Our highly experienced team at Chappell Rosso Dermatology and The Laser & Aesthetic Center, led by Dr. Rosso. and Dr. Chappell, make sure you never need to live with acne scarring again.

Dr. Rosso and Dr. Chappell serve patients at two locations in the Odessa, Texas, area. Learn more about Fraxel and how to get rid of acne scars for good by requesting an appointment online or calling the office most convenient to you.

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