Acne is a common inflammatory condition of the skin frequently associated with teenagers but it is not uncommon in adults. It is characterized by large, clogged pores, pimples, cysts, blackheads and whiteheads and if not properly treated it can lead to significant, permanent scarring. It is typically treated with a combination of topical and systemic (antibiotics) agents but some cases are resistant to this therapy. Compliance with these treatments is also a common problem in teenagers.
Acne "Blue Light" Treatment
Blue light laser treatments may be a great adjunct to traditional acne treatment for difficult cases or considered as an alternative before using Accutane. Blue light laser energy is delivered and gently heats the skin targeting harmful bacteria. Typically a series of 4 to 6 treatments at 2 to 4 week intervals are done. Blue Light is commonly combined with other laser modalities, medical aesthetician procedures and topical skin care products for optimal results. Blue Light laser treatments will be based on individual needs, severity of the acne and desired outcome.
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Acne Scarring Treatment
Acne scarring is best addressed with a laser skin resurfacing treatment. This may be done with full field or fractional (ProFractional ) techniques giving excellent results. The treatments are tailored to your individual needs according to the extent of the scarring, desired downtime and desired results.
To learn more about laser treatment of acne and acne scarring in Orlando and Winter Park, Florida or to schedule your initial acne/acne scarring consultation, please call or e-mail Dr. Greenberg today.