KTP Laser for Acne Scars

If you have acne scars, you’re well aware of how crippling they can be to your appearance. The good news is, you do not need to live with acne scars. With the proper laser acne scar treatment, you can enjoy radical clearance and a scar-free complexion. There are different types of lasers that work for each various acne scar. For redness due to acne scars, the KTP laser is one of the top in-office acne scar treatment options.

How does the KTP Laser Work?

Short for potassium titanyl-phosphate, the KTP laser gently removes the blood vessels just below the skin’s surface that ultimately cause the redness associated with scarring or even with rosacea. It’s important that you consult with one of our specialists prior to any form of treatment. Various degrees and levels of discoloration may require a different type of laser procedure.

Why KTP Laser for Acne Scars?

The telltale signs of acne don’t have to control your life. There are myriad treatment options out there to help you combat the appearance of such scars and discoloration. In treating redness associated with acne, for instance, KTP laser treatment has proven incredibly effective, leaving the patient’s complexion smooth and even-toned. Depending on the wavelength and pulse, a KTP laser can actually be used to treat a number of conditions related to discoloration as the laser targets melanin.

What to Expect During KTP Laser Treatment for Acne Scars

After applying gel to the targeted area, the dermatology provider will then proceed with the laser treatment. Completely painless and lasting only a few minutes, the KTP procedure requires zero downtime, and as such, patients can immediately resume their normal activities.

What Should I Do Following KTP Treatment?

Keeping the skin moist is incredibly important after a KTP laser treatment. Also, we highly recommend daily use of sunscreen following KTP laser treatment. Minimizing overall exposure to the sun for a while after these treatments will help maximize your results.

What are the Benefits of KTP Laser Treatment?

Acne scarring and the red marks that can occur on the skin are removeable; this procedure has proven to help countless patients. A very safe and effective way to diminish the effects of acne outbreaks, KTP laser treatment is becoming increasingly popular. Patients who have undergone this treatment have come to notice a more glowing complexion, more even skin tones, and even a smoother skin texture. Results can sometimes be seen after just one session, while others with more severe discoloration may require 2-3 sessions. Consulting with one of our skin care specialists is recommended in order to give you a more comprehensive idea of what you can expect and what type of treatment is best for you.

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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