If you currently suffer from acne or have scars and blemishes left over from bouts of acne, then you may be able to achieve clear skin again with laser acne therapy. It is the preferred treatment for hyperpigmentation and scars left behind, but is also a good treatment for inflammatory acne. Laser acne therapy has very precise results. When you get your acne and skin problems diagnosed by our specialist at Finesse Cosmetic Surgery, the right treatment for your skin type can be recommended.
Acne develops when the pore where the follicle is growing gets full of oil and dead skin along with bacteria. The pores become inflamed by the bacteria, swell up and burst. The infection is pushed deeper into the skin, causing larger lesions. Once the eruption subsides, the body produces collagen to heal the infection. This causes scarring in the form of raising areas of skin. When the infection is deep in the skin, the scar may look like a small hole or pit.
There are two basic types of acne scars, including hypertrophic and atrophic. Hypertrophic scars happen when the body produces too much collagen and the result is bumps, ridges or flaps on the surface of the skin. Atrophic is just the opposite. Too much tissue is lost during the healing process and depressions form in the skin.
The lasers that are used for laser acne therapy produce intense monochromatic light that has a very narrow band of wavelengths. The light targets the porphyrins inside the bacteria that become excited and damage the bacteria wall, killing the bacteria. With less acne bacteria on your skin, you should have fewer acne outbreaks. The light also reduces the amount of sebum or natural oil that is in the pores and builds up because of the dead skin cells.
Short-term studies on laser acne therapy show a significant improvement in acne symptoms with a clearance rate between 36 percent and 83 percent. During a consultation with our specialist, your acne can be examined and the correct treatment recommended. Some skin types do not respond to acne laser treatment. For the positive results of laser acne therapy to last, you may be given a skin care regimen to help keep the acne bacteria away.
Laser acne therapy at Finesse Cosmetic Surgery has an advantage over treatments that peel away layers of skin cells because there is very little, if any, possibility of infection. However, it is important to get professional help from our expert to find the right therapy to remove your acne so you can have clear skin again. Schedule a consultation at our office in Waltham to learn more about how your acne can be addressed. Contact us today to book your appointment.