Routinely used for the last few decades, acne laser treatment is safe, has a high rate of effective treatment, and can be easily performed in most doctors' offices. The most common form of acne laser treatment utilizes a blue pulsing laser light.
The symptoms of redness and swelling which present as symptoms of acne are actually caused by bacteria that can be killed by exposing the effected skin to a laser treatment. Before receiving the laser treatment, your doctor may apply topical medications to your skin, causing it to more sensitive to light. The acne bacteria is then killed with the pulsed light and heat energy, causing the oil glands (also known as the sebaceous glands) to shrink, which in turn decreases oil production. The pulsing laser technology delivers the correct amount of concentrated light to a determined spot for treatment. The advanced technology destroys the bacteria while protecting the acne sufferer's skin.
The amazing thing about this method of treatment is that the laser can also be used to reverse the damages of previous scars from acne. The pulsing laser light can be used to treat scars resulting from acne outbreaks with fractional laser skin resurfacing, in a sense like sandblasting the wall of a building, but instead of using force like sand, this gentle treatment uses controlled light. The “smoothing” away of dibits actually resurfaces the skin.
After removing the bumpy surface and dead skin, the skin cells will generate beautiful new skin (better than a chemical peel).
Immediately after treatment, it is important to stay out of direct sunlight, as the outer layer has been worn away. There is very little sensitivity, after treatment, the recipient may not even notice sensitivity to the sun's rays. This is not like sunburn. Healing time is minimal, infection risk is eliminated and clients feel little to no pain.
There are numerous benefits associated with this type of treatment when compared to some others. Treatment with a laser will always result in clearer skin. The procedure is gentle and comfortable, making it easily tolerated. There is either an eliminated or a reduced need for any prescription medication. Also, the laser treatments are non-invasive and have a fast healing period (depending on the patient).
In a recent survey conducted by physicians who administer treatment to their acne patients with laser, (as well as non-laser treatment methods), patients reported a significant amount of higher satisfaction when having their acne treated with the laser.
Before deciding to accept this form of treatment, talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about undergoing a laser treatment.