Acne

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Flawless Med Spa

Medical Spa located in Albuquerque, NM

Whether you struggle with acne right now or it’s been years since your last breakout, you may have acne scars that just don’t fade. Acne scars can include indentations, pits, and skin discoloration, but no matter what they look like they can make you feel unhappy about your appearance. At Flawless Med Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, experienced aesthetics nurses offer state-of-the-art laser treatments and pharmaceutical grade skin care to help you smooth away the scars and reclaim your healthy skin. Click the online scheduler or call the office to book your appointment today.

Acne Q & A

What are acne scars?

Breakouts come and go but the scars they leave behind can last for years. Acne scars are the remains of inflamed pimples and these blemishes occur when the pore becomes engorged with a “mixture” of excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. This mixture stresses the inside of the pore and can cause a break in the follicle wall. When this happens, it destroys the healthy tissue and can leave a scar. 

There are different types of scars: Ice Pick Scars are small depressions in the skin, Boxcar Scars tend to be larger with sharper edges and hyperpigmentation scars (or darkening of the skin) are common types of acne scars. To repair the damage, the skin needs to form new collagen and remodel the skin.

How do I remove acne scars?

Helping your body create new collagen with Pico Laser Treatments and using Elta and SkinCeuticals Skin Products will accelerate the process tremendously.  Many people are familiar with microneedling as a method to remodel the skin. Think of the Pico Laser as the “Fast Track” to healing scars. What microneedling does in 12 months, the Pico laser does in 3-4 Months. What is even better, there is no downtime or bleeding associated with the Pico Laser.   

What is a Pico Laser?

The Cynosure Pico Laser has been used by dermatologists to repair the skin since 2014. It is a groundbreaking technology because the energy is delivered through pressure waves – not thermal energy. This spares the top layer of your skin which means the down-time you have with each treatment is minimal. Patients are usually red for 2-4 hours.

These pressure waves signal the body to create more collagen and repair the tissue. People need 3-6 treatments scheduled every 2-4 weeks. The remodeling and healing happen gradually. Patients can expect to see improvements within 8 weeks. 

How do I prepare for treatment?

Prior to you Acne Repair Pico Laser Facial, it is important that you discontinue topical prescription medications (like Retin-A, Differing, Trilumen) seven days before your treatment. It is also important that you stop all tanning (spray or sun) and keep the area being treated out of the sun at all times. If you are taking any oral medications, please advise the nurse. 

What can I expect during treatment?

Prior to every appointment, we will ask you to list all your medications—even if you have been taking them for years. This is very important. We want you to tell us everything when it comes to vitamins, supplements, hormones, etc. because some can make you sensitive to light.

On the day of your appointment, we will ask you to remove your makeup and the nurse will clean the area. You will be asked to wear protective eyewear and the nurse will start the treatment by cooling the skin, working across the area and making several passes with the laser. Some areas of the body are more sensitive so it is important that you inform the nurse if you need to take a rest. 

After the treatment, we will clean the skin, apply Neocutis Hyalis, and Elta MD Sunscreen. We recommend that patients give their skin a rest and refrain from exercising for 24 hours. The area that was treated will be red and slightly puffy. This reaction is normal and will go down in 2-4 hours. Within 24-36 hours, your skin should be back to normal. 

What is post-care like?

It is important that you keep the area being treated out of the sun. We recommend that you wear sunscreen like Elta MD every day – your sunscreen must block UVA and UVB rays. If you have any questions, please call the spa. You can request another copy of post care instructions at any time. 

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Package of 3 Treatments

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Forehead

$350

$985

$307

Cheeks

$350

$985

$307

Face - Full

$450

$1,268

$397

Neck

$350

$985

$307

Hands

$350

$985

$307

Arms - Partial

$350

$985

$307

Arms - Full

$450

$1,268

$397

Shoulders OR Décolleté

$450

$1,268

$397

 

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