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The Agony of Adult Acne

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 General News J E 4
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SAN ANTONIO, June 3 Acne is the most common skin disorderthat affects over 80% of adults, according to the American Academy ofDermatology. In fact, 20 million Americans have acne badly enough that itcauses scars.

Adults who suffer from acne scars are often embarrassed at the unsightlyappearance that their acne leaves behind. A new medical technology justbecame available this spring that can eliminate the scarring effects of acne.It's called the "Fraxel re:pair" and it works in one session. Healing occursquickly and there is very little downtime for patients.

Dr. Kimberly Finder, dermatologist at The Face Place, is one of the firstin San Antonio to have this new technology. According to Dr. Finder, "Thelaser works by emitting microscopic beams that hit only a portion of the skin.As result, this creates columns of laser treated skin surrounded by normalskin. With the Fraxel re:pair, patients will not only experience a dramaticrepair of their acne scars but they will experience improvement with wrinklesand sun-damaged skin as well."

This new device promotes stimulation of collagen. Thus, individuals willcontinue to see improvement, even weeks after their treatment.

The Fraxel re:pair is the newest in the line of Fraxel lasers. For thepast 4 years, "Fraxel re:store" has been the gold standard for treating acnescars. "Patients now have two ways to improve their scars. If you havedowntime available in your life, then the Fraxel re:store which involves aseries of treatments can improve your scars. However, if your downtime islimited then you can also get excellent results with the newer Fraxel re:pair.It's a choice that patients now have," said Dr. Finder.

Kimberly Finder, M.D. is board certified by the American Board ofDermatology. She is also the Director of The Face Place and The LiposurgeryClinic located in San Antonio, Texas.

SOURCE Dr. Kimberly Finder
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