Dealing with acne is never pleasant, regardless of age. Acne may cause a variety of lesions including cysts, whiteheads, and pimples. Whatever the form, acne may make us feel self-conscious about our appearance. Some people experience acne that is so severe, it can make it hard for them to look others in the eye! Rather than suffering from acne and scarring for years, go the proactive route and look into laser treatment.
Check out a few answers to frequently-asked questions about acne laser treatment courtesy of your favorite Beverly Hills skin specialists:
What Does Acne Laser Treatment Involve?
Acne laser treatment is a procedure that over time may mitigate damaged and scarred skin. Lasers “deactivate” the sebaceous glands that cause skin eruptions by killing bacteria around them. The surrounding tissue is unaffected. Lasers treat the dermis, or lower layer of skin, leaving skin surface undisrupted. The idea that laser treatment harms the epidermis and results in dry, unhealthy skin is a myth.
Does Acne Laser Treatment Hurt?
A virtually painless procedure, acne laser treatment does not include a lengthy recovery time, rather you may resume all normal activity after leaving the clinic.
Is It For The Face Only?
No! Acne laser treatment may be used to treat acne on other body parts, such as the back and chest. Body acne is often just as embarrassing as facial acne, with laser treatment offering a possible solution to both of these issues.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
You could undergo treatment on your lunch hour and be back at work without missing a proverbial beat! Treatment normally takes around 20 minutes if treating the face only, and 45 minutes if treating other parts of the body in addition to the face.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions you require depends entirely on the severity of your acne and or acne scarring, how much of your skin is affected and your individual response to laser surgery. For example, more sessions would be required if treating the entire back as opposed to small sections of the face.