Acne is a common inflammatory condition of the skin. Though frequently associated with teenagers, it is not uncommon in adults. Acne is characterized by large, clogged pores, pimples, cysts, blackheads and whiteheads. If not properly treated, it can lead to significant scarring. Acne is typically treated with a combination of topical and systemic (antibiotics) agents, but some cases are resistant to this therapy. That’s why acne laser treatments can be helpful, as they help target the bacteria that causes acne while minimizing scarring.
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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. 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, the severity of the acne and desired outcome.
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.
Am I a Good Candidate for Acne Laser Treatments?
You’re a good candidate for acne laser treatments if you have consistent acne breakouts, or you want to minimize the appearance of acne scars. You should be in good health and have realistic expectations for these treatments.
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?
A typical treatment takes about 45 minutes to perform, depending on the area being treated. Most clients will need about six treatments to see their ideal results.
What Results Will I See?*
Most clients will see a significant reduction in their acne breakouts. For those seeking out acne scarring treatments, patients will see a minimization in their scars, as cellular turnover is increased with consistent laser treatments.
Is There Any Downtime?
There’s no downtime associated with these treatments, although you may experience slightly redder and sensitive skin. Be sure to wear sunscreen after each procedure, as your skin will be sensitive to the sun’s UV rays.
If you’d like to learn more, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). 407-644-3137