Laser acne treatment

Acne actually affects about 80% of the population at some point in their lives. Many people only experience this stubborn skin problem when they are in their teenage years, but for some it continues through adulthood. It is important to treat active acne because if it is left untreated it can cause scarring. Some people can find relief from one of the many topical lotions, gels, or cleansers on the market; others need antibiotics, and for some even using these things combined does not fix their problem.

There are home remedies to try before even spending money on many of the topical treatments you can find. Home remedies can help ease the inflammation from acne and open clogged pores. Such as washing your face twice a day with saltwater, this can keep your face stay clean and oil-free. The treatment for acne depends on how severe it is. If home remedies do not work there are many different products to try that have benzoyl peroxide as the main ingredient. Benzoyl peroxide works by destroying the bacteria that causes acne; it is also an antiseptic and oxidizing agent that reduces the number of blocked pores. For more severe cases of acne, you can see your doctor to prescribe antibiotics that destroy the bacteria that causes acne.

There are even prescription lotions with vitamin A such as tretinoin which promotes new cell growth and prevents hair follicles from becoming clogged. If you are a female, your acne could be caused by your ovaries producing too much of the androgen hormone. Your doctor would be able to tell you if that is the case and can prescribe oral contraceptive pills that would help because a low dose of estrogen can suppress the amount of androgen your body produces. For those of you that have persistent acne that does not respond to antibiotics or any topical, the answer may be laser treatment for your acne. Some people even choose to use laser treatment for their acne because the cost of antibiotics or special lotions can be costly if used all the time and it can be quite a hassle.

Lasers are highly concentrated beams of light that are focused on one particular area for treatment. The procedure is non-invasive and pain free. You can get laser treatments done on just a certain area or your whole face if you need, which only takes 15 minutes. Laser treatments work by killing the bacteria that causes the outbreaks and shrinking the oil-producing glands. There is a special cooling system in the equipment used for laser treatment so it does not damage the skin under the outer layer. The pulsating laser also works to stimulate new growth of the collagen in your skin which ends up filling in any scarred areas you may have. Your full treatment consists of 8 treatments done within 4 weeks, you may see improvement even before your treatments are done, but you need to stick to 8 treatments. Needless to say, this is much quicker than any topical or antibiotic. There are not any side effects or downtime so you can continue your normal activity.

You may experience a little swelling or redness at the site of the laser treatment, but this fades in a short amount of time. Your end result will be clear, healthy new skin and you will never suffer from outbreaks again. Laser treatments for acne are very effective and the best part about the procedure is that there are not any side effects, because of this it is not necessary to consult with your doctor first.

Last updated on Apr 8th, 2009 and filed under Skin Care. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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