For decades, acne was considered a rite of passage – and the residual scars served as a near-constant and unwanted reminder of breakouts past. As many as 20 million Americans have acne that is bad enough to cause scars, but an influx of new treatments are is helping diminish the physical and emotional scars associated with acne.
“Acne scarring is a problem that has plagued plastic surgeons and dermatologists for a long time, without many easy and effective treatments,“ says Anthony Youn, MD a board-certified plastic surgeon in Troy, Michigan. “These new treatments give practitioners several options in their armamentarium to treat a troublesome and frustrating cosmetic problem.”
First came a nod for tattoo removal, and now Cynosure’s PicoSure laser has been green lighted to treat acne scars.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the laser system for helping to erase acne scars in early August. This same laser revolutionized tattoo removal when it was shown to eradicate greens, blues, and other hard-to-erase inks in fewer sessions than older lasers.
In the studies that paved the way for the new acne scar indication, 77% of people treated for acne scars achieved greater than 50% improvement according to their physician. PicoSure scored a 97% physician satisfaction rate at the 1-month follow-up, and this increased to 100% at the 3-month mark. And tho
What should top your to-do list when it comes to reversing the visible signs of skin aging? Dermatologist Zein Obagi says, it’s to get skin ready. To make it easy for you, his skin care range, ZO® Skin Health, Inc., recently introduced two new GSR™ Systems (an acronym for Get Skin Ready), home care kits designed for normal to dry and normal to oily skin types.
These convenient new systems from ZO Skin Health, Inc. are essential regimens developed to normalize skin function during treatments and help to maintain healthy skin. Each is delivered in an easy-to-use 3-step system for day and night time use. Just add an SPF and you’re good to go.
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