How lasers can help treat acne

If you live with persistent acne, you know just how frustrating the ongoing breakout cycle can be, just as one round of blemishes begins to clear up, the next round emerges, leaving your skin perpetually irritated and inflamed. Acne, which happens to rank as one of the most common skin problems occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Although these oil-clogged pores often develop into pustules or pimples, they can actually cause a variety of blemishes, ranging from papules to whiteheads or blackheads. At LightTouch Med Spa, our clients can experience high-end laser acne treatments to help improve the look of acne scarring. If you are wondering how a laser can help treat acne, then you have come to the right place. In this blog, we share some information about how laser technology can be used to treat acne.

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Get acne clearance form the inside out 

Laser therapy treats acne and helps prevent future breakouts by targeting overactive sebaceous glands, or the oil-producing glands that help fuel acne breakouts. Using a sophisticated handheld device that’s gently passed over the surface of your skin, the treatment delivers therapeutic levels of energy into the deepest layers of your dermal tissue, where it heats your skin cells from the inside out. This internal thermal action does more than calm vigorous oil glands to reduce acne and put an end to chronic breakouts, it also stimulates collagen renewal and elastin production to help tighten underlying skin structures and revitalize your complexion.

Get a series of treatments for optimal results

Although many people see significant acne reduction after just one laser therapy session, most people require a series of treatments to achieve optimal skin-clearing that lasts for months or longer. Whether you have moderate pustular acne or severe inflammatory cysts, it only takes about 15-20 minutes to complete a single laser treatment on your facial skin; treating acne-prone skin on your shoulders, back, or chest may take slightly longer. In the days and weeks following your laser therapy session, as your body’s internal healing mechanisms kick into high gear, you can expect to see an increasingly smoother, more uniform complexion with fewer spots and blemishes.

Laser therapy can be used for mild to moderate acne as well 

When incorporated into a comprehensive plan that emphasizes proper skin care and other beneficial treatment strategies, laser therapy can go a long way in promoting optimal skin-clearing for people with moderate to severe acne. But what if you only have mild to moderate acne, or if your breakouts are occasional, rather than ongoing? If you routinely experience pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads, PIXEL® treatment may be just the solution you’ve been waiting for. The PIXEL® acne treatment uses a state-of-the-art handheld device that combines gentle vacuum-like suction with painless LED light therapy to pull the dead skin cells from your pores, counter overactive oil glands, and destroy acne-causing bacteria.

Laser treatment can be a great option to treat acne, especially if you have exhausted all other avenues. We encourage you to continue browsing through our LightTouch Med Spa website. Additionally, click here to learn more about our services. 

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