Acne is a problem that majority of the population will have to deal with at some point in their lives. While not exactly life-threatening, it can still be very disruptive to a person’s life and can affect his or her confidence. It is also worth a concern that there are cases of acne breakouts that are caused by more serious problems with the body. Acne should never be a cause for panic, but it shouldn’t be ignored either.

Acne Scars

In cases where acne has been addressed but has resulted in scarring, surgery can be one of the best solutions. More specifically, laser surgery because not only is it more efficient, it is also faster.

If you are considering getting acne scars treatment laser procedure done, there are 5 types that you can consider:

Frazel Laser

This is usually recommended for people who are scared of laser surgery because it’s their first time to have one. It’s because it’s non-ablative, which means it does not vaporize any of the skin tissue. Instead, it users laser energy to heat the columns of the tissue, which then stimulates the skin and promotes new collagen production.

Carbon Dioxide Lasers

This type of plastic surgery for acne scars is newer than frazel laser and generally provides better results. The catch is that it can only be used on patients that meet specific requirements. It uses short bursts of extremely high-intensity laser that will vaporize the scar tissue per layer. One of the advantages of this treatment is that the recovery can be fast, ranging from three to ten days, depending on the intensity of the procedure.

Fractional Laser Treatment

Fractional laser treatment is the type of treatment that is best suited for acne scars. It only treats a small portion of the skin, using the laser to stimulate faster healing and increased production of collagen, leaving the rest untouched. As a result, the recovery is fast and the treatment is not that noticeable during the recovery period.


Pixilation differs from the others because it focuses more on skin resurfacing. It relies on small pin-sized laser points that target the affected regions, leaving the unaffected skin surface unharmed. This method has finer control on the intensity and depth penetration, which allows targeting of deep problematic areas that other methods can’t reach.

Active FX and Deep FX

This is a dual-part method that aims to address more problems than the other types. The Active FX part is meant to address the superficial skin, while the Deep FX, as the name implies, targets the deeper skin.

While all of the procedures above can function on their own, having one done does not necessarily mean that you can’t have the others (though you can’t get two procedures one after the other in such a short period of time, for obvious reasons.) If you are looking for acne scars surgeons who can give you advice on which procedure you may need, contact Dr Sofonio and we will gladly talk to you about your acne problem, as well as the possible solutions.