There are a number of treatment options for patients who want to get rid of acne scars. The remedy that is most effective will depend on the type of acne scar the patient has. For instance, chemical peels are best for dark acne marks, while the Candela pulse dye laser is suitable for red acne blemishes. For pitted acne scars, the Fractional CO2 laser is recommended. This treatment is known as P.A.S.S., or Perfecting Acne Scar Solutions.
During the P.A.S.S. procedure, the acne scars are treated with high laser energy, which is not safe for the entire face, but is necessary to treat the actual scars. Dr. Buka provides this treatment to patients who only have acne scars that are localized, so that the parts of the face that are not scarred won't be damaged.
The downtime for the P.A.S.S. procedure is about three days. A number of patients have seen significant improvement in their skin after just one week, and over half of the individuals who undergo the P.A.S.S. treatment see their acne scars improve after just one session. After the P.A.S.S. acne treatment, patients may have red marks on the face, on the areas that have been treated with a laser. This may last for a few weeks. The redness can be covered with makeup, and Dr. Buka's office also offers a skin resurfacing treatment that will neutralize the complexion quickly.
The cost of P.A.S.S acne treatment depends on the severity and amount of acne scarring the patient is looking to remedy. It is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Buka or a member of the qualified staff at his New York City, New York office.