Boston Cosmetic Surgery
Millions of young Americans suffer with acne. Acne is a common, chronic skin condition caused by inflammation of oil-producing sebaceous glands. Acne breakouts are most common on the face, but they can also occur on the back, shoulders, neck, chest, scalp, upper arms, and legs. Acne develops when skin cells don’t shed properly. Instead, they stick together and clog up the pores. This blockage encourages an oil called sebum and bacteria called Propionibacterium (P. acnes) to build up in the skin pores, leading to inflammation. This oil is produced by the sebaceous glands.
Unfortunately, acne is not easy to treat. Traditional therapies have a variety of side effects and sometimes require months to work, if they work at all. At Finesse Laser Center, we use the Candela Smoothbeam laser to treat active acne. The Smoothbeam 1450nm diode laser is the first device specifically designed to target the root cause of acne – the sebaceous gland. It provides the perfect balance of controlled cooling of the epidermis with precise heating of the upper dermis. Shrinking the sebaceous gland versus treating only the bacterial causes of acne provides longer lasting results.
Before & After Photos – Smoothbeam Laser
The photographs on this page illustrate typical results of cosmetic procedures performed at Finesse. Individual results will vary.