Acne is a cosmetic condition that affects nearly everyone at some point in their lives. Most commonly seen during adolescence, this troublesome skin condition can surface for sufferers of any age. Some people battle skin breakouts their entire lives. You may have tried over-the-counter creams, prescription medications or home remedies to treat your blemishes. Some treatments are more effective than others, depending on your skin type and the severity of your acne.
One type of therapy you may not be familiar with is acne laser treatment. This type of light therapy is performed in our office and can be incredibly successful at helping to banish breakouts that haven’t responded to other types of treatments. We encourage you to learn more about acne laser treatment and whether you may be a candidate for this procedure.
Why Acne Laser Treatment?
While prescription pills and creams may work well at first for treating severe acne cases, they can lose their effectiveness over time. The reason behind this is that the acne-causing bacteria in the skin to build up a resistance to the medicine. Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are common ingredients in OTC creams, lotions and cleansers. These treatments often don’t work on persistent pimples, and they can lead to excessive drying of the skin.
What Happens in Acne Laser Treatment?
With acne laser treatment, laser energy is used to safely kill the bacteria that causes the acne. It is used to treat inflammatory acne in particular, such as papules and pustules. During a consultation at our office, we can help you determine if acne laser treatment is ideal for treating your type of acne. The laser is safe and does not harm the outer layer of skin.
After about three sessions of acne laser treatment, your acne should be significantly improved. The sessions are usually spaced out about a month apart for optimal results.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you’d like to say goodbye to the blemishes on your face, but other treatments haven’t worked, acne laser treatment may be ideal for you. It is particularly useful for those who have developed a resistance to other methods. During a consultation at the office of Dr. Beth Collins, MD in Guilford, you can learn all the facts about acne laser treatment and how it can benefit you. This simple treatment may be just what you need to have smooth, blemish-free skin. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.