South Shore Skin Center Announces Fraxel Laser Treatments for Acne Scarring

Released on: October 30, 2008, 4:59 pm

Press Release Author: Jeanne Gutowski

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: South Shore Skin Center, one of the most progressive
dermatology practices in Massachusetts with offices in Plymouth and Cohasset has
recently announced a new cosmetic treatment for acne scarring.

Press Release Body:

Fraxel re:pair laser technology has been found to be a safer and more effective
treatment for reducing the appearance of acne scarring than traditional CO2 lasers.
South Shore Skin Center is now offering Fraxel re:pair laser treatments to patients
with moderate to severe acne scarring.

Previously, ablative CO2 laser resurfacing was used to treat acne scarring, but the
risk of side effects included changes in skin pigmentation; infection; edema; red
patches and significant recovery time. With the Fraxel re:pair laser, healing is
rapid and recovery time is drastically reduced. The side effects with Fraxel
re:pair are minimal and include mild dryness and mild fluid retention.

Fraxel re:pair laser uses the technology of a fractionated laser beam to ablate the
tissue deep within the dermis to improve the skin's appearance by stimulating the
body's natural production of new collagen and skin cells. Patients can obtain
results with far less down time than with traditional CO2 lasers.

In a recent study published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, patients with acne
scarring were given two to three full-face Fraxel re:pair treatments over a period
of three months. The study showed that the majority of these patients experienced
minimal side effects and were highly satisfied with the outcome of the their

Dr. Richard Eisen, a board certified dermatologist at South Shore Skin Center and a
leading expert in Fraxel re:pair and Fraxel re:store laser systems explained,
"Fraxel re:pair is an ideal treatment for acne scarring because it enables deeper
penetration into the layers of the skin to erase acne scarring. Fraxel re:pair is
safer and more effective than traditional lasers. Patients will begin to see
results after the first treatment."

Fraxel re:pair and re:store laser treatments have been approved by the FDA to treat
a variety of cosmetic conditions. South Shore Skin Center is the only provider in
the area offering the advanced technology of Fraxel re:pair and Fraxel re:store
laser treatments. To schedule a consultation, contact South Shore Skin Center's
Cohasset (781) 383-3340 or Plymouth office (508) 747-0711.

Treating Acne
Acne is caused by overproduction of sebum (oil), which is regulated by hormones,
coupled with the obstruction of the pores. People can get acne at any age, but
teens are most likely to experience it because it is triggered by hormone changes.
While most acne sufferers' breakouts are not serious and do not result in scarring,
at least 40 percent of all cases need to be treated by a physician.

"Acne scarring is most often caused by cystic acne, a severe form of acne. Severe
acne is hereditary," noted Dr. Eisen.

For severe acne that may potentially result in scarring, South Shore Skin Center
offers several types of treatment to control it including: Gentle YAG, which is a
gentle, safe and effective type of laser treatment; Photodynamic Therapy which uses
a light source in conjunction with chemical therapy; and Thermage, which is a
minimally invasive procedure that uses radio frequency.

South Shore Skin Center
Founded in 1984, South Shore Skin Center is one of Massachusetts' most progressive
dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic

South Shore Skin Center's cosmetic services include Fraxel re:pair and re:store;
Gentle YAG, innovative Laser, IPL (Intensive Pulse Light), Thermage and treatments
for age spots, acne scarring, birth marks, tattoos and more. The practice also
offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Botox, wrinkle
fillers, Microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels.

South Shore Skin Center offices are located at 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway,
Suite 202 in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340, and 45 Resnik Road, Suite 102 in
Plymouth, Mass., (508) 747-0711. For more information, visit their website at

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Contact Details: Cohasset, MA
Jeanne Gutowski

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