F.A.S.T. Treatment for Acne Scars
We are proud to offer our signature Focal Acne Scar Treatment (F.A.S.T.) at Schweiger Dermatology in New York. Dr. Eric Schweiger has pioneered this advanced acne scar treatment, which utilizes the fractional CO2 laser in a unique way for faster recovery time and greater results. In the F.A.S.T. treatment, the fractional CO2 laser is focused on only specific areas of acne scarring on the face at an increased energy level as opposed to previous methods where the laser energy was used at moderate levels on the entire face. Pitted acne scars (scars that have a loss of tissue on the skin) respond incredibly well to the F.A.S.T. Laser Procedure. We consider the F.A.S.T. treatment to be the gold standard for the treatment of acne scars.
How do Fractional Laser Treat Acne Scars?
The fractional laser pokes tiny microscopic holes in the skin down past the epidermis and into the dermis. These holes cause new collagen to be generated which fills in the acne scars and creates rejuvenated smoother skin.
Is there downtime after F.A.S.T.?
After part 1 of the F.A.S.T. treatment, patients can expect four to five days of downtime. They may experience scabbing and redness, though only the treated areas will be involved. The patient can then expect mild redness for 1-2 weeks. The Fraxel treatment, 30 days after fractional CO2, will typically cause 1-2 days of redness and mild swelling.
CO2 Laser Treatment
Fraxel Laser Treatment
What type of acne scars are treated with the F.A.S.T. technique?
Isolated atropic (“pitted”) acne scars respond very well to the F.A.S.T. technique. Most patients experience 50-70% improvement.
Are there side effects associated with the F.A.S.T. technique?
Most patients experience mild redness over treated area for 1-2 weeks. Very rarely will patients experience prolonged dark spots, light spots or scarring.
Acne Scar Patients Around the Country Can Fly in For Clear Skin
New Yorkers are not the only ones who can benefit from F.A.S.T., our premier acne scar treatment. With our Fly in for Clear Skin program, we make it easy for acne scar patients from around the country to visit New York and receive our treatment. Contact one of our patient representatives now to discuss this special program.