Acne is a common skin condition that affects many people at some point during their lives. It is a complex and continuous cycle that can be caused by many factors, resulting in a hormonal fluctuation that stimulates oil production. It is most common in adolescents but can be experienced by individuals at any age, and can range from mild to severe.
Too often, people squeeze spots and blemishes because of their unpleasant appearance. Unfortunately, the habit can increase inflammation and, in extreme cases, lead to permanent scars. Fortunately, laser acne treatment is a fast, safe and simple procedure.
Learn more about our acne treatments below, and contact us if you have any questions or are ready to book a complimentary consultation.
Our laser acne treatment reduces acne inflammation through photo-selective absorption and controlled heating. The laser safely penetrates the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous (oil) glands. In addition, the laser treatment accelerates the healing process and stimulates collagen remodelling, an important step in long-term acne treatment.
Our laser acne scar removal treatment is ideal for mild scar revision. The laser safely and effectively penetrates the skin, helping to improve both tone and texture. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, acne laser treatment allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled by the technician. The laser gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below.
For the reduction of mild to moderate acne, 4 laser acne treatments are recommended, however more may be necessary. Sessions are performed one week apart and are approx. 30 minutes long.
Results vary among individuals, but during the laser acne treatment, you can expect minimal to mild discomfort. Immediately following the treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling and slight worsening of acne that will diminish after a few hours to a few days. For several days following the laser treatment, it is best to avoid direct sunlight and to always apply sun screen.
It’s important to remember that in addition to laser acne treatment, proper skin care and lifestyle choices are necessary, and it could be up to 3 months before you see optimal results.