From mild acne scars along the temple and cheekbones to keloid tissue, most people have imperfections they would like to eliminate. Scarring can often remind us of times we’d like to forget, and for some it can be embarrassing—or even painful. Not only this, but the appearance of acne scars increases as we age due to lower levels of collagen production. Luckily technological advances have given us several laser treatments that are proven to help reduce or even eliminate scarring.

Fractional lasers are the most successful for getting rid of old acne scars and, in some cases, certain types of keloids and stretch marks. They use wavelengths of light to stimulate the skin, causing a production of collagen and elastin. New collagen growth means the lines in skin are more full, reducing or eliminating the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and fine lines. Another benefit? “Fractioned resurfacing has almost zero downtime,” Dr. Patricia Wexler says. If you want to see what procedures might be right for you, schedule a consultation with a dermatologist today.