Acne is a common condition in teenagers, but it can appear in anyone, even when they get older. It occurs because of an overproduction of oil in the oil glands deep in the skin. The oil or sebum is nature’s way of lubricating the skin, but it is sometimes trapped in the oil ducts where it attracts dirt. This may result in the growth of bacteria in the pore. These areas of infection are what we see as pimples and acne, which may also be caused by hormonal changes in the body.
During the process when the pore becomes blocked and bacteria begin to grow, scarring can occur. This is one of the most worrisome aspects of acne because it can affect the person’s psychological outlook as well as their professional and social life. Fortunately, laser acne treatment exists.
Laser treatment is considered one of the most effective methods for treating acne and acne scars. The laser uses short pulses of micro-fine light that goes deep into the top layers of skin to damage the unwanted tissue. The body’s natural healing process removes this damaged tissue and produces new collagen to rebuild the skin.
Each treatment usually takes about 40 minutes. Depending on the size of the area being treated, four to six treatments over two months may be enough to reduce the acne or scarring completely. The added bonus is your skin will look refreshed and rejuvenated with a smooth, even texture. Laser acne treatment works on many skin types. Along with the treatment of acne and acne scars, it can also remove signs of sun-damaged skin.
One of the greatest benefits of laser acne treatment is the fact that it is non-invasive. No cutting or tissue removal is required, and the patient can resume their normal activities once the treatment is over. Patients have also reported only minimal discomfort, if any, during the treatment session.
Laser acne treatment works in harmony with the structure of the skin. It is considered safer than harsh chemical peels, punch excision and glycolic acid. Side effects are rare, and our expert will help you understand how the treatment works and help you have realistic expectations.
Located in Weymouth, the New England Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center is committed to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals. We proudly offer laser acne treatment as a safe and effective way for patients to say goodbye to their acne and/or acne scars. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.