We usually associate acne with being a teenager. Yet, this problem is not confined only to that age group. Many adults well into their 40s can get acne, and some experience it for the first time as adults. If you have constantly battled acne and been bothered by the look of acne scars, get in touch with your dermatologist and discuss the possibility of adding an acne treatment to your care plan.
The experts at Lougheed Laser Centre in Burnaby, BC are ready to listen to your concerns and will sit with you to explore the best options available to treat your acne.
Laser Assisted Acne Treatment: The Future Looks Bright
A laser-assisted acne treatment show great promise in treating this condition. Many patients have enjoyed clearer skin for years after adding this to their treatment plan. It is important for you to know that:
- The procedure is non-invasive
- It is pain-free
- Active acne can improve dramatically, 90% on most clients
- Skin appears refreshed and looks younger after treatment
What Types Of Laser Treatments Are Available?
Lasers produce intense monochromatic light that is limited to a very narrow band of wavelengths. While this light has no effect on some substances, it has a very intense effect on others. Dermatologists take advantage of this technology to destroy specific substances at specific skin depths.
Blu-U Light Therapy
These devices permit you to see the light and are used to treat pimples. They are not effective on blackheads, whiteheads or acne cysts.
Photodynamic Therapy Or PDT
When applying a PDT treatment, a solution that is applied to acne-prone skin makes the skin more sensitive to light. After sitting on the skin between 15 minutes and three hours, the dermatologist utilizes a laser to treat the skin. This procedure shows great promise to treat severe acne.
Physician-Grade Skin Care Products
We proudly offer ZO Skin Health products that can help fight acne and acne scars.
What Can You Expect From A Laser Assisted Acne Treatment?
As you consider an acne treatment assisted by laser, you should take into account that results will vary from one person to another. At all times, best results are achieved when you thoroughly follow the recommendations of your dermatologist, both before and after the treatment. For example, you will need to avoid sun exposure for two days after receiving the treatment.
At the Lougheed Laser Centre, we will take the time to listen to your concerns and explain what clinically proven procedures are available in order for you to obtain the best possible results. We believe that an informed patient with realistic expectations will be the most satisfied with their treatments and results.