Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Center

Resurfacing Laser for Acne Scars

in Reno, Nevada

I have been seeing Dr. Jennifer for quite a few years now for everything from suspicious moles to acne to now the fun, confidence boosting, not look my age stuff. I cannot say enough about the professionalism and efficiency of the staff, the cleanliness of the facility, Dr. Jen's knowledge and skill and my results!

The Procedure

Radio-frequency and laser resurfacing works by selectively injuring the skin to cause scar remodeling and collagen stimulation to improve the damaged tissue.  They also remove some of the affected surface skin to jump start your skin’s remodeling functions and reveal a new layer of skin. This can be effective for many skin conditions, but is one of the preferred methods to correct acne scars with long-term results.

Prior to your procedure, your face will be cleaned thoroughly, and the area of treatment is numbed using a local anesthetic. Radio-frequency and laser resurfacing treatments typically take between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on the size of the targeted region and the level of intensity that you and Dr. Jennifer Janiga or nurse practitioner Darci Page NP-C agree upon.

Acne Scarring

There are many treatment options to remove acne scars.

At Janiga MDs, Dr. Timothy Janiga specializes in plastic surgery and Dr. Jennifer Janiga specializes in dermatology, giving their practice a unique, comprehensive perspective on their patients’ cosmetic needs in the Reno, Nevada area.

Results & Recovery

Radio-frequency or laser resurfacing can be done at variable settings to change the desired effect. Lower settings allow for one to two days of recovery, while higher settings mean you’ll need about five to seven days to recover. Your provider can recommend the right setting for your intended results, which can depend on how severe your acne scarring is.

Dr. Jennifer or Darci will instruct you on how to best care for you skin during the healing process, which includes avoiding sun exposure for a few weeks after the procedure. Most patients with acne scarring require a package of treatments for the best results, and they can recommend a treatment plan for you that may include other skin treatments along with laser resurfacing.

Schedule A Consultation

Ultimately, the best way to determine your ideal resurfacing package is through a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Janiga or Darci Page, NP-C, who can evaluate you and your skin’s needs. To set up a consultation in our Reno dermatology and cosmetic office, schedule a consultation online or call 775-364-0224.


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