The Agony Of Adult Acne

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Jun 5 2008 - 2:33pm

Acne is the most common skin disorder that affects over 80% of adults, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. In fact, 20 million Americans have acne badly enough that it causes scars.

Adults who suffer from acne scars are often embarrassed at the unsightly appearance that their acne leaves behind. A new medical technology just became available this spring that can eliminate the scarring effects of acne. It's called the "Fraxel re:pair" and it works in one session. Healing occurs quickly and there is very little downtime for patients.

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Dr. Kimberly Finder, dermatologist at The Face Place, is one of the first in San Antonio to have this new technology. According to Dr. Finder, "The laser works by emitting microscopic beams that hit only a portion of the skin. As result, this creates columns of laser treated skin surrounded by normal skin. With the Fraxel re:pair, patients will not only experience a dramatic repair of their acne scars but they will experience improvement with wrinkles and sun-damaged skin as well."

This new device promotes stimulation of collagen. Thus, individuals will continue to see improvement, even weeks after their treatment.

The Fraxel re:pair is the newest in the line of Fraxel lasers. For the past 4 years, "Fraxel re:store" has been the gold standard for treating acne scars. "Patients now have two ways to improve their scars. If you have downtime available in your life, then the Fraxel re:store which involves a series of treatments can improve your scars. However, if your downtime is limited then you can also get excellent results with the newer Fraxel re:pair. It's a choice that patients now have," said Dr. Finder.

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