How is acne treated with laser ?
Inflamed acne pimples are treated with an Long - pulsed 1064nm Nd:YAG laser which has no downtime and clears acne fast. Its potential to clear inflammatory acne lesions is based on the light’s long wavelength which is able to deeply penetrate into the dermis of the skin targeting and selectively reducing overactive sebaceous (oil) glands, therefore reducing recurrent acne lesions. In addition to its heating effect, it accelerates the healing process by stimulating release of natural growth factors to repair and encourage new collagen production, making it an amazing tool against acne.
For problematic skin conditions which mainly have blackheads and whiteheads, a Q Switched Nd:YAG will clean out the skin and stimulate collagen to reduce open pores. The Q Switch laser is often used to maintain skin clear and radiant.
How many treatments are required?
- A single session often clears a mild to moderate acne breakout.
- A course of laser treatments offers successful long term resolution.
- Cystic acne may require more frequent treatments until clearance is obtained.
Does laser treat Acne scarring ?
Throughout the course of treatment the Nd:YAG will heal and clear red marks left from acne. Indented acne scars will benefit further from Mixed Fractional laser resurfacing - dual CO2 and 1540nm (Ebium Glass) lasers and Collagen Induction therapy skin needling.
A consultation with an experienced Dermal Clinician is the first step in having your acne condition assessed for the best treatment plan.
Acne and acne scarring can be a frustrating condition, laser technology is the solution to a clear blemish-free skin!