The first thing to do is to get your acne under control. The Specra laser interacts with a photosensitive lotion that is applied to your skin. This process clears out blockages in your pores, kills bacteria and reduces the activity of oil secreting glands. The Spectra laser gives comparable results to chemical peels. It is safer and more predictable as well.
Acne scars result from inflammation that is due to the presence of bacteria. This inflammation is regarded by your skin as an injury. To compensate for this and heal itself, the skin produces a disorganized and thickened configuration of collagen fibers which make up the acne scar tissue. The Fraxel Dual system is very effective for the treatment of acne scars. The 1550nm wavelength of this system heats cells in the dermal layer which is beneath the surface of your skin. This heating process stimulates the process of creating healthy normal collagen which gradually replaces the scar tissue.
Here is a video of a patient who had Spectra done for her existing acne and Fraxel Dual for her acne scars.