What is and why seek laser treatment for acne?
Acne is generally successfully treated with a variety of topical and oral medications. Inflammatory acne often requires the chronic use of oral antibiotics but laser treatment usually curbs the required amount of antibiotics. Laser treatment can improve not only the inflamed acne, but also leads to improvement in acne scars. Most patients stay on their topical medications while undergoing laser treatments. Often microdermabrasion and chemical peeling, when combined with acne laser treatment, leads to even better results.
How does Laser Acne Treatment work?
The laser shrinks the sebaceous oil glands that play a pivotal role in acne. These approaches can also improve the quality of acne scars. We will often use more than one laser or light based system to optimize the acne clearing benefits of these devices. Because we have multiple different acne improving systems, we will use those technologies we feel most appropriate for the particular patient’s condition.
Results: How many Laser Acne Treatments to see results?
Most patients require approximately three to seven monthly laser acne treatments to see the desired improvement. Periodic re-treatments will be required as acne flares.