A variety of methods involving light can be used to improve acne. A popular approach is to combine an infrared laser with skin cooling to target oil gland production, a key element in acne formation. A second approach involves a chemical that makes the oil gland and follicle sensitive to light plus the application of a bright light such as a laser, Intense Pulsed Light, or lamp. A recently described method uses a suction apparatus mated to an Intense Pulsed Light source to remove plugged up follicles before applying laser energy.
Laser acne treatment is a proven, effective way of dealing with teenage and adult acne. Our powerful but gentle laser will reduce the unsightly dark-red marks left by large ugly spots and reduce the number and frequency of spots on face, back, neck and shoulders. There are acne treatment method with laser read it.
What is Acne?
Acne usually begins to appear around the time a person enters into puberty. Often, acne improves on its own after puberty. But, for many individuals, it continues to persist into middle age. The lesions of acne are created when the oil glands, called sebaceous glands, open and become blocked. As a result, the oil becomes trapped and builds up in the gland, which results in inflammation. The resulting swelling and inflammation can become extremely intense and cause the oil gland, as well as its associated hair follicle, to rupture. This leads to additional inflammation of the area.
Acne Treatment Options:
Acne treatment options have vastly improved over the past twenty years. There are a number of over-the-counter medications available, including benzene peroxide and salicylic acid preparations. Most prescriptions for acne include a combination of treatments. These treatments do, however, often have side effects such as redness and irritation. Therefore, it is important to discuss different options with your doctor in order to find the one that is best for you.
Severe acne often does not respond well to topical treatments. Therefore, tetracycline antibiotics may necessary to help gain control of the problem. Long-term antibiotic use, however, is not recommended because it can lead to bacterial resistance. For women, use of oral contraceptives, such as the pill, can help improve acne problems. For adult women, hormonal therapy can also bring relief.
There are Two Types of Laser:
An ablative laser removes the top layer of skin as described above. The most popular type of laser used for this is the YAG laser which results in a controlled ‘burning’ of the epidermis. This softens and reduces acne scars.
A non-ablative laser is quicker than the ablative version and concentrates on the dermis only. This means no damage to the top layer of skin (epidermis). It tightens up the skin and triggers new collagen growth and is often used in cases of mild acne scars.
How does Laser Acne Treatment Work?
Acne is a disorder of the skin follicles which gives an excess of oil in the skin and this often becomes infected with a bacteria called P.Acnes. Your body responds by trying to remove the infection and the bacteria. The result is lots of inflammation in the follicle and unfortunately, a big, red ugly spot.
At Freedomhealth we have developed a sophisticated approach to troublesome acne using our specialised Sciton laser.
Using the Broad Band Light platform on the Sciton Laser, Lee Garrett will heal those deep dark coloured marks that the bigger spots leave. The BBL device gently and painlessly heats the top layers of the skin over and around the acne damage. This has the effect of killing off the P.Acnes bacteria, reduces the redness and allows collagen to remodel and calm the over-active sebaceous glands, reducing the oil production.
Laser Treatment for Acne:
Laser therapy for acne often involves the use of the pulsed-dye laser. This type of laser has been proven to significantly reduce the amount of acne on a person’s skin after just one treatment. There are also no serious side effects associated with pulsed-dye laser treatment. Plus, the cost of the laser treatment is very affordable.
An infrared laser can also be used to treat acne. These lasers have been shown to decrease the number of acne lesions by 83% after completing three treatments. This type of laser, however, is associated with redness, temporary pain, and swelling following the treatment. In addition, patients with darker skin sometimes experience hyperpigmentation, which is a darkening of the skin.
Those with problematic acne can find a solution with laser cosmetic surgery. With no side effects and proven effectiveness, it provides the perfect answer for imperfect skin. In addition, those who have already experienced scarring can have their skin smoothed out with laser treatment, bringing back the smooth, shining skin you have been yearning for.