Acne Scar Removal Specialist

Even mild acne can leave scars long after the breakout has ended. As a top-ranked provider of cosmetic skincare in Chicago, IL, Advanced Laser Aesthetics uses the PicoSure® Focus Lens Array for acne scar removal in patients of all ages, leaving them with skin that’s softer, clearer and smoother.
Woman face divided in two parts - bad retouch to show acne and skin imperfections and beauty retouch.
PicoSure uses a unique delivery system to gently disrupt the particles responsible for a range of pigment conditions like freckles, sunspots, and other discoloration. However, when coupled with the revolutionary Focus Lens Array, we’re able to utilize the latest breakthroughs in medical science to improve wrinkles, age lines and acne scars. The Focus lens Array harnesses the powerful photomechanical effect of the world’s first and only picosecond aesthetic workstation, PicoSure. The Array microscopically concentrates the PicoSure pulse to a precise depth, offering a skin revitalization treatment unlike any other.With PicoSure + Focus Lens Array, reducing unwanted acne scars is more convenient than ever before. fast, gentle treatments mean you don’t need to disrupt your busy life to achieve real improvements.
  • ​Minimal swelling or redness-just 1-3 hours
  • ​No need to cover up
  • ​No need to miss work or leisure activities

How does it work?

Instead of using heat to burn away and destroy skin in order to force the body to heal the targeted area, PicoSure is designed to activate the body’s natural immune response while minimizing injury and discomfort.

Instead of using heat to burn away and destroy skin in order to force the body to heal the targeted area, PicoSure is designed to activate the body’s natural immune response while minimizing injury and discomfort. PicoSure’s PressureWave technology uses a unique wavelength of light and a specialized lens to convert laser energy into gentle pressure. This pressure squeezes cells, activating the natural cell signaling process that creates new collagen and elastin without burning or damaging the skin.

Because it uses gentle pressure instead of dangerous damaging heat, there’s no need for a long, painful recovery. In fact, most patients only experience a few hours of mild redness.


What should I expect?

PicoSure and its PressureWave technology delivers one-of-a-kind results to treat acne scars, as well as wrinkles and brown spots without the pain, inconvenience or downtime of other lasers. With PicoSure, there’s no special prep needed and procedures typically take about 10-15 minutes.
Most people experience no pain and describe the treatments as feeling like the snapping of a rubber band. Depending on the area and size, numbing cream and/or a Zimmer (which blows cold air) can be used to minimize any possible discomfort.
before and after images of acne scarring
After treatments, most patients experience only minor swelling and redness for 1-3 hours. Make-up, moisturizers and sunscreens can be applied after treatments because PicoSure doesn’t burn and damage the surface of the skin.

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