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Laser Treatment for Acne & Acne Scars in Minneapolis, MN

Laser Treatment for Acne & Acne Scars in Minneapolis, MN

If you suffer from acne and acne scarring, you might feel embarrassed about your overall appearance. This skin condition can be persistent and difficult to address without the right tools and treatments as part of your routine. If you’ve exhausted your options, consider trying ForeverClear BroadBand Light (BBL) acne laser treatment. This is a unique approach to acne scar removal and is fully customizable to meet the unique needs of your skin.

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Your skin tells a unique story, one that acne could be part of. For many people, breakouts and acne come and go throughout life. Even if makeup can cover your breakouts and scarring, you’re likely still in search of acne scar treatment in Minneapolis to address the root of the problem. If you’ve never considered acne laser treatment but you suffer from acne and acne scarring, consider this as an option.

It’s important to note that acne scar treatment for men and women should only be performed by an experienced team. The diagnosis and treatment process isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, and our experts at Metropolitan Skin Clinic are passionate about helping you look and feel your best. Acne scar treatment is one of the most common services that we provide and we’ve helped a variety of patients transform their skin for the better. There’s nothing more important to us than working alongside you to understand your concerns and developing a tailored plan to help you reach your skin goals.

What Are Acne and Acne Scarring?

If you’ve never experienced acne scarring, you might not know exactly what that phrase means. Acne scars typically develop when the skin becomes damaged from previous breakouts, resulting in the formation of scar tissue. There is a range of acne scarring that varies based on appearance.

For your reference, here are some common types of acne scars:

  • Atrophic (depressed) scars: This is the most common type of acne scarring that occurs when there’s a depression in the skin that results from tethered scar tissue and damaged collagen.
  • Boxcar scars: Occur when scars are U-shaped and have defined edges.
  • Rolling scars: These are wide depressions with irregular or rounded edges.
  • Ice pink scars: These are narrow, V-shaped scars that are often deep.
  • Dark spots: Occur as brown, red, or purple flat marks at the site of a breakout.
  • Hypertrophic scars: These are raised and often pink or hyperpigmented scars that form from excess collagen.
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What Causes Acne Scars?

It’s important to note that not everyone who suffers from acne will develop scarring. Certain risk factors impact the likelihood of acne scars forming in the first place. Here are the risk factors to consider:

  • Delayed treatment of acne
  • Picking or popping pimples
  • Family history of acne scarring
  • Acne that is inflammatory such as nodules or cystic acne

The cause of acne scars could also be due to an over or underproduction of collagen in the skin during the acne healing process.

Meet Our Laser Acne Treatment Specialists

One of the most important considerations when you’re seeking treatment for your skin, especially for something as sensitive as acne scar treatment in Minneapolis, is to find a team that is qualified and experienced. The lasers that are used in these treatments require extensive training and knowledge so it’s important that you choose a team that has experience with these types of treatments.

Our team at Metropolitan Skin Clinic always takes a personalized yet professional approach to this procedure. We work with each patient to get to know their unique skincare journey and what has or hasn’t helped them in the past. From there, we will be able to put together a customized treatment plan with different solutions that will be the most beneficial to your skin.

tiffany gagstetter

tiffany gagstetter

Tiffany is an Advanced Practice Esthetician, certified Anti-Aging Technician, and Laser Technician, with over 20 years of experience in the skincare industry. Tiffany enjoys working with all skin types and achieves outstanding results.

nikki bottin

nikki bottin

Nikki is an Advanced Practice Esthetician and Laser Technician. With over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, She has a passion for esthetics. Nikki is results-driven. She doesn’t go in for the fluff. When it comes to achieving results she says “Don’t mess around, go big or go home!”

milly versalles

milly versalles

Milly Versalles is an Advanced Practice Esthetician and Laser Technician with over 12 years of experience in the industry. Milly specializes in skin care treatments that focus on skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation/melasma, and problematic conditions like acne.

holly kane

holly kane

Holly Kane is the Metropolitan’s Advanced Practice Esthetician Team Leader. With over 13 years of experience in the skincare industry. Hollies intentional and makes a great effort to help her clients, and our team (and their clients), get the results they seek through customized treatment plans.

Ashley Swanson

Ashley Swanson

Ashley is an Advanced Practice Esthetician, Laser Technician, and Injector. Ashley will listen to your concerns and recommend what she believes are the best products and approaches to maintain your freshest appearance and maintain that glow!

Advantages of BBL Laser Acne Treatment Compared to other Treatments

You might have tried other approaches to treating your acne in the past only to become more frustrated by the lack of results. There are countless benefits to using ForeverClear BBL treatment for acne scars. We’ve outlined some highlights below:

  • Typical acne medications only deal with one issue at a time such as reducing oil production, treating redness, etc. ForeverClear helps handle existing breakouts, scarring, and redness while preventing future breakouts.
  • The treatment can’t be replicated through over-the-counter creams or gels, making it a stronger and more effective option over other scar reduction methods.
  • Proven success rate, especially when combined with medical-grade acne treatments provided by our estheticians.

How Do We Perform BBL Treatment for Acne Scars?

BBL is the most powerful type of IPL, or intense pulsed light. It works by delivering light energy deep within the skin to address the sebaceous glands and remove acne-causing bacteria. On top of that, the innovative laser helps to stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new growth. This is an effective acne laser therapy treatment for all skin types and can help you achieve your best skin yet.

The acne scar laser treatment process itself takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes although the time varies based on your needs and the overall treatment area. Patients don’t typically need any downtime and they can typically return to their normal routine right after the session.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The volume of acne scar removal treatments that you’re going to need depends on your specific scenario. For most patients, six treatments is the most effective approach for minimizing your acne scars. We will work with you to create a treatment plan for you.

How Long Does Recovery Take After the Treatment?

There is very little, and often no, downtime needed for recovery from BBL laser acne removal. BBL is a relatively comfortable treatment that is safe for most skin types.

How Much Does BBL Acne Treatment Cost in Minneapolis?

Facial acne laser treatment

We offer a series of 6 treatments for $1,499, after which you can purchase maintenance treatments for a competitive $199 touch-up.

Back acne laser treatment

Start with a series of 6 treatments for $1,499, and then continue with maintenance treatments for only $199.

Decollete acne laser treatment

If you’re noticing breakouts on your chest and decollete, try our series of 6 treatments for $1,499 and then schedule maintenance appointments whenever you need for a competitive price of $199.

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What Patients Say about Our Acne Laser Treatments

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What Patients Say about Our Acne Laser Treatments
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Holly is the best! She walks through each treatment and makes sure that any questions I might have are answered. Holly truly loves what she does and that shows with how she cares for her clients!

Stephanie O.

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Wonderful service. Holly is always great.

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Schedule an Acne Laser Removal Consultation in Minneapolis

If you’ve been looking for acne laser treatment in Minneapolis or acne scar laser treatment, our team at Metropolitan Skin Clinic is here to help. We have an experienced team of estheticians in the Twin Cities area, including Edina and St. Paul, to help you achieve healthy, glowing skin.

Hours

M: 9 am-6 pm

T-Th: 9 am-7 pm

Fri: 9 am-6 pm

Sat: 8 am-3 pm

Sun: Closed

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Acne Treatment

How does ForeverClear® BBL for acne scars work?

BBL therapy, also called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, delivers light wave energy into the skin, which responds with improved overall tone and texture. With little to no downtime, a photo facial using BBL energy is used for anti-aging, sun damage, and skin rejuvenation. It uses heat and light to target bacteria-causing acne while simultaneously shrinking pores and tackling overactive sebaceous glands (which produce oil and clog up your pores). It works even deeper by triggering collagen production and your body’s natural healing process to reduce the appearance of acne scarring and pigment. It also serves to collapse superficial blood vessels to calm redness.

What result can I expect from laser acne treatment?

You will start seeing a more even skin tone, less noticeable acne scars, and a significant clearing of your acne.

Are treatments painful?

ForeverClear® acne treatments are not painful, but some experience some very minor discomfort.

Will I see results immediately?

You should see the effects of the treatment within two weeks.

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