Body Acne Scars

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• Fraxel Re­store

HOW IT WORKS The laser treat­ment makes deep acne scars and un­even stretch marks look bet­ter. Pulses of high-en­ergy light are sent into tar­get ar­eas, then the light changes into heat, which de­stroys thin lay­ers of skin. This ac­tion prompts new skin to grow, to re­place scarred skin. A numb­ing cream is ap­plied pre-treat­ment but you should still ex­pect a warm, prick­ling sen­sa­tion. Post-treat­ment, ex­pect some red­ness, which sub­sides by the next day. You may also no­tice mild flak­ing over the next few days; re­cov­ery time usu­ally ranges from two to four days. Af­ter that, skin will look smoother, more sup­ple and even-toned. COST From $1,605 a ses­sion. WHERE The Sloane Clinic, #03-18 Ion Or­chard, tel: 6509-8108.

• Smartx­ide2 Frac­tional CO2 Laser

HOW IT WORKS This uses ra­diofre­quency en­ergy to treat acne scars by re­mov­ing the top layer of dam­aged skin, en­abling new skin to grow in its place. Skin also tight­ens, as the treat­ment pro­motes col­la­gen pro­duc­tion. You will feel a warm sen­sa­tion dur­ing treat­ment, and af­ter that, your skin will swell for one to two days, and red­den for about a week. You will ex­pe­ri­ence mild peel­ing for four to six days, and there­after, see smoother, firmer skin. COST From $900 a ses­sion. WHERE Le Pri­vate Clinic, #08- 04 Scotts Med­i­cal Cen­tre, Pa­cific Plaza, tel: 6733-5755/ 9431-9015 (24-hour SMS). www.lep­ri­vate­

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