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Acne Treatments Vaughan

The newest technology to fight acne involves the use of lasers. It has the major benefit of not being a drug, so it is essentially side-effect free. While the older group of acne lasers targeted the sebaceous gland, newer lasers target the P. Acnes bacteria that often resides on the skin and contributes to inflamed acne breakouts. Acne can form for a number of reasons including: hormones, hygiene, or heredity, but one thing is for certain, there are acne treatments in Vaughan that can help to diminish the look of acne. Acne treatments are available at LightTouch Med Spa at every location in Oakville, Mississauga, and Waterloo. If you are considering acne treatments for yourself, we encourage you to read on for more information.

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How does laser acne treatment work?

There are several different lasers that may be used to treat acne, but generally they work in one of two ways: One way is for the laser to heat the sebaceous glands, or oil glands, in your skin causing the sebaceous gland to shrink in size so that it produces less oil. Some acne is caused by bacteria that are normally on your skin. When these bacteria get trapped in hair follicles without oxygen it causes inflammation. The second way lasers work is to create oxygen within the trapped pore which destroys the bacteria causing the inflammation.

Are laser acne treatments in Vaughan painful?

Most acne laser treatments are not painful although some produce minimum amounts of discomfort. In these cases a cream will be rubbed on the skin before treatment which minimizes the pain.

What kind of result can I expect?

Results vary from patient to patient and depend upon what laser treatment is recommended. Usually results will be noticed after the second or third treatment. Depending upon the laser used results will be noticeable anywhere from 3 weeks to 2 months after beginning treatments.

How long are acne treatments in Vaughan effective for?

The effectiveness varies from patient to patient but generally results are long lasting. In some cases patients will be required to undergo an occasional follow up treatment once or twice a year.

What kind of laser is used for the treatment?

The primary benefit of laser therapy is that is has very precise effects. An Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, is also called a photofacial. It’s a machine that emits short bursts of a powerful, polychromatic light that go just below the surface of the skin, where they target either melanin or blood vessels. The light destroys the melanin or blood vessels and thus destroys things like age spots, spider veins, and acne symptoms. IPL can also stimulate collagen production and thus rejuvenate skin. A Pulsed Dye Laser aims an intense and focused light beam at blood vessels beneath the skin. The light becomes heat that obliterates the targeted blood vessel but leaves the neighboring skin and tissue unharmed. The PDL uses yellow light because it does not cause any long-term damage to the skin.

For more information about laser acne treatments in Vaughan at LightTouch Med Spa, or about any of our other cosmetic services, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. Click here to find our contact information and to fill out our contact form.

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