Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery helps patients reduce the appearance of acne scars for more youthful, cosmetically appealing skin. The practice provides two different treatment options: laser scar removal and radiofrequency (RF) therapy.
Laser scar removal takes less overall time to achieve improvement, though patients opt for RF therapy in some cases because treatment is less intense, requiring several shorter periods of recovery. As a specialist of the face, Dr. Gocke has spent years helping Northern Virginia patients realize their aesthetic goals through advanced care and technology. He will help you decide which approach is best for your needs following an extensive consultation and examination.
An Overview of Laser Scar Removal
Carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers are high-powered devices commonly used in medical and surgical procedures. Dr. Gocke’s practice utilizes a Syneron® fractional CO2 laser to rejuvenate features of the face and neck. A fractional laser splits the energy that it emits into tiny, individual columns instead of a single wide beam. This allows for an evenly spread treatment that can heal more naturally.
When Dr. Gocke performs laser scar removal, the energy in the beam he applies interacts with the moisture in the patient’s cells. This breaks down the acne-scarred skin. The process also promotes collagen development and encourages the growth of new skin. As a result, patients benefit from a smoother, healthier-looking appearance.
With laser scar removal:
- Our Northern Virginia patients require only 1-3 treatments depending on the severity.
- We typically schedule the procedure on a separate day from the initial consultation. This helps ensure that patients and our staff have all of the information they need.
- Recovery lasts from one to two weeks, though patients will need to stay out of the sun for a full month.