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Acne e Cicatrizes

Understanding Acne Scars: Causes and Impacts

Acne vulgaris affects a large number of both genders, occurring in 60% of women and 70% of men. It is a long-term skin condition that is characterized by inflammation.

 Acne is an inflammatory condition that occurs when pores and sebaceous glands become clogged, resulting in blackheads and pimples.

Although acne is more common in adolescence, it can affect adults, particularly women.
Several studies have shown that people with acne may be more likely to experience mental health issues. So, seeking acne treatment as soon as the problem arises is critical.
Chemical peels not only treat pimples, but can also help control oily skin, lighten acne spots, and reduce signs of aging on the skin.

The CO2® Laser is the most recommended treatment for acne scars. For over 30 years, it has been considered the gold standard in skin rejuvenation.

Depending on the type of skin and the depth of the marks, an average of 3 to 6 CO2 laser sessions are recommended.

The CO2 Laser we use generates heat in the skin’s deep layers, protecting it from burning on its surface. This results in increased collagen production and a more intense rejuvenation.

Healing is also faster, allowing the patient to resume their activities more quickly.

The Deka laser we use in acne scar treatment, offers more comfort to the patient during the procedure. It rejuvenates the skin through a controlled thermal effect rather than by burning it, as fractionated lasers do.

The treatment provides a significant improvement in blemishes, glow, and skin texture. The results are visible in the first days after the laser application.

Before & After

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Who does it?

The treatment is administered by Dr. Szerman, a highly experienced doctor who graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). With over 20 years of experience, he is a renowned expert in laser treatments, and he even provides courses for beginner doctors.

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How does it work?

Retinoic acid, Acnelan peeling, and crystal peeling are effective acne treatments. They clean and renew the skin, improving its texture and preventing scarring.

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What are the benefits?

We only use the most advanced procedures and technology.

The Deka CO2 Laser’s Smartpulse technology stimulates collagen production more safely and effectively than any other method, generating heat deep within the skin.

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How much does it cost?

Take our free online quiz now to find out which acne scar treatment is best for you, as well as estimated costs, by clicking on the link below.

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Depoimentos de Pacientes

Check out what our patients have to say about the treatment of acne scars at Clínica de Pele

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I had a successful laser treatment for my acne scars and saw noticeable results quickly, and I highly recommend it. The professionals are top-notch and very attentive to the needs of the patient. Many thanks!
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After numerous unsuccessful attempts to reduce my acne scars, I found relief at Dr. Szerman's Clinica de Pele. Investing in my skin care there has been well worth it; I'm regaining my confidence and am thrilled with the results I see in the mirror each day.
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I am thrilled with the outcome of the initial session - my dark spots have noticeably lightened. I look forward to continued treatment and am eager to see the results from each laser and peeling session.
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I highly recommend investing in this treatment! It exceeded my expectations with remarkable results: my face continues to improve with each session. Every investment in self-esteem is truly worthwhile.
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I'm immensely grateful for my success with acne treatments. A combination of peels and laser treatment has drastically reduced breakouts and improved the appearance of my acne scars and blemishes.
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After just one skin peeling session, I am already noticing results. The service I received from the receptionists and doctors was outstanding, and I highly recommend this treatment to anyone who wants to improve their skin’s appearance.

Acne scar treatment

One of the most common acne treatments is Retinoic acid peeling. It’s a non-surgical procedure used after the crystal peeling that uses medication to penetrate and peel the skin’s top layersThis method is effective in fighting pimples and renewing the skin safely and efficiently.

We combine different types of peels, including Retinoic acidCimelJessnerAcnelan, and Crystal peels, in the same session to achieve better resultsThis enhances the effects of the acne treatment, leaving the skin smoother, softer, and more uniform.

The CO2 laser is not painful. We use a strong anesthetic cream, an air jet cooler, and a post-laser mask to make the procedure safer and more comfortable.


According to the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, acne is a skin condition that happens when hair follicles (pores) get blocked due to too much oil in the skin or a buildup of keratin and dead cells.

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Acne scar occurs in acne of types 3 to 5. Scarring is less likely in the milder types. Other factors that interfere with the causes are: 

  • Popping the lesions
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Ignoring dermatological advice

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Melanesse and Acnelan, both Retinoic acid peels, are modern treatments for acne and oily skin. When combined with Crystal peel, Salicylic acid, and Jessner peels, these treatments can be even more effective. The retinoic acid peel Melanesse is produced domestically, while Acnelan is imported.

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There is no perfect solution, but the skin improves and the vast majority of patients are happy with the results. The CO2 laser is regarded as the gold standard for acne scar treatment. Keep in mind that the outcomes are also affected by each patient’s unique response.

Acne scar treatment prices vary depending on the treated area, the technology used, and the type of treatment proposed. The price for acne treatment starts at R$ 190 but varies based on the type of peels used and the number of sessions required.

Chemical peels can cost between R$ 190 and R$ 800, depending on the area treated, the technology used, and the type of treatment recommended.

Sessions with laser Erbium (Pixel) begin at R$ 600.

We use the fractional and pulsed lasers Deka Smart and Deka Touch.

The price of a CO2 Laser treatment ranges from R$ 750 for a localized treatment (for example, cheekbones) to R$ 1,530 for a full face (Deka Smart).

The Laser CO2 Deka Touch has a price range of R$ 915.00 to R$ 2,150.

Treatments involving collagen biostimulators, subcision, and acne scar filling start at R$ 1,370.

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Unlike most other lasers, the Deka Laser uses pulsed technology to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin without damaging the superficial layers. We also use a strong local anesthetic cream and a skin cooler device (Freddo) to maximize patient comfort and make the procedure less painful.

The treatment’s response time varies depending on age, skin type, and the depth of the marks, among other factors. 14 days after the CO2 laser session, there is already an improvement in the glow and quality of the skin. Acne scars usually begin to improve 30 to 45 days after the session, because this is when the body reaches its peak of collagen production following the laser treatment. According to patient reports, the results continue to improve for 6 months and may even last up to a year after the session.

Soon after the procedure, there may be some redness, swelling, and mild to moderate stinging may occur, but these symptoms usually subside quickly. Within 24 hours, a light crust forms, which heals within 4 to 6 days (for the face) and 10 to 15 days (for the body) with the prescribed medication.

To speed up recovery and improve results, we offer an optional imported post-laser mask. The mask, which contains beta-glucan and hyaluronic acid, provides greater comfort after the procedure and enhances skin rejuvenation. We recommend that patients stay with the mask for approximately 25 minutes.

The patient should avoid excessive sun exposure during treatment and stop acid and hydroquinone treatments three days before the session.

After the CO2 laser treatment, Dr. Szerman prescribes medicines to help the skin heal. On average, the face heals in 4 to 6 days. After 24 hours of CO2 laser treatment, a light crust forms on the skin. Doctors can provide procedures for rejuvenation as well as cicatrization medicines to aid in the recovery. Contact the Clinica de Pele for more information.

No. To understand the differences, listen to the audio. Dr. Kumar Patel developed the first model, a non-fractional laser, in 1964. The technology has advanced a lot since then.

The Fractional Laser was introduced in 2004, followed by the Pulsed Laser (Deka Italia), which we use in our office. The Fractional & Pulsed CO2 Laser is cutting-edge technology because, unlike most fractional lasers on the market, it promotes rejuvenation through heat rather than burning. This is because heat is the most effective collagen booster. [Learn how to treat acne scars now].

No. The fractional CO2 laser is also very effective in treatments for rejuvenation, flaccidity, stretch marks, and melasma.

The number of sessions required by the patient depends on the severity of the acne problem and the patient’s response to treatment.

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Retinoic acid peels can be applied to the patient’s face and body.

Retinoic acid peels are a comfortable procedure as they do not cause any pain or discomfort that requires the use of anesthetics.

The cost of retinoic acid treatment varies according to the severity of the problem and the number of sessions required.

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The use of Retinoic acid and Crystal peels together can be effective in treating pimples and preventing new acne outbreaks.

Following a retinoic acid peel, there may be some flaking of the skin, as well as some redness and sensitivity. These effects are usually mild and will fade over time.

After the first few retinoic acid peeling sessions, you may notice an improvement in the texture of your skin. However, the outcome depends on how your skin reacts to the treatment. We have treated thousands of patients over the years and can confidently say that the majority of them are very pleased with the results.

It is crucial to limit your sun exposure if you have undergone acne treatment with a retinoic acid peel. It’s also essential to have your dermatologist look over any products you use before and after the procedure.

In order to determine the best acne treatment for your case, it is necessary to conduct preliminary research. Conducting research, comparing, and comprehending the distinctions between different types of treatments is the most effective method to guarantee a safe and successful outcome for the desired procedure.
Besides, it is crucial to understand the primary differences between the types and brands of peelings available on the market. Making the right choices is fundamental for safety and achieving the best treatment results.
For safe treatment, only board-certified medical professionals specializing in aesthetic medicine and/or members of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology and/or Laser should be consulted.
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