Do you find our website to be helpful?
Yes   No

Laser Treatment for Acne

Acne is an aggravating condition. No one likes getting pimples or breakouts and finding the right cleansers and creams can be an exercise in frustration. Some people even get a prescription because over-the-counter products cannot control their acne. Even then, side effects of the medication or non-effectiveness might become an issue. In those cases, turning to laser treatment of acne is a viable option.

Technically speaking, acne occurs when the sebaceous glands become obstructed with sweat, dirt, and other objects. This causes pimples and even deeper cysts that may require medical treatment to remove. Acne can result in scarring if severe enough or when not treated properly. The recent development of the laser treatment of acne has become an alternative to topical and systemic treatments.

The laser treatment of acne comes from using a particular spectrum of light. The spectrum used by doctors and dermatologists trigger the endogenic porphyrins that are associated with the destruction of the bacteria which cause acne. The wavelengths used in the procedure destroy the acne bacteria without damaging the rest of your skin.

Laser treatment of acne also works much faster than topical and systemic treatments. Tests and studies have proven that some of these laser treatments can destroy acne three times faster than any of the other methods for getting rid of acne. The laser treatments only last a few minutes over several weeks and can show results faster than other treatments. Most people need several treatments before all of their acne is removed. Laser treatments are also viable options for acne scar removal.

However, like any medical treatment, there are a few possible side effects related to laser treatments. Laser treatments can cause redness, changes to the color of your skin tone, crusting, peeling, and even pain. Keep your doctor informed of any negative reactions so they can adjust your treatments properly.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Incorporate Botox Into Your Beauty Routine

Are fine lines and wrinkles making you look older than your years? Regular Botox® Cosmetic treatments can turn back time by restoring your complexion and skin tone. Here’s how to incorporate Botox into your beauty routine.

5 Steps for Preventing Skin Cancer

Every day an estimated 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and is a great time to start protecting your skin from the most common type of cancer.

End of Summer

Now that summer is coming to an end, patients are coming in for their pigmentation concerns. Dark spots and discoloration are treated in multiple ways, depending on the nature of the pigmentation. Here are some popular treatments.