7 Healthcast: Smoothing scars
It's with a device called harmony pixel laser. The treatment smooths skin and gets rid of fine lines too. Pinpoints of laser are used to stimulate collagen and the body's repair system. Doctors call this a major breakthrough in skin treatment.
"Until now there have not been great treatments unfortunately for patients with acne scarring except for sandblasting or blasting off the top two layers of your skin, very invasive type treatment," Dermatologist Dr. Mary Hurley said.
And the patients using it say they are so pleased with the results.
"That's what I thought you have to live with it the rest of your life, but this day in age with the technology that's out, you don't have to anymore," Christy Hagler, a patient, said.
You'll need about five treatments to get the best results. But if your skin is scared multiple trips may be worth it.
"Every treatment I do, I see more improvement," Hagler said.
Patients say there's no discomfort with the procedure or down time. There may be a bit of redness and flaking for a day or two after treatment.
The cost is about $800 per visit.
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