|Laser Acne Q & A|
|Laser Acne Q & A|
ACNE QUESTION AND ANSWER
We’re pleased to offer a revolutionary new approach for adult and teen acne suffers. We use a combination of three lasers which are FDA approved for acne therapy and acne scarring. Laser and fractional laser resurfacing is a safe and effective treatment for acne and correcting acne scarring on the face, chest or back.
What are the benefits?
Laser acne treatments offer a no down-time approach to help clear acne lesions and help reduce the severity of future break-outs. You can return to work or school immediately after treatment- the only side effect will be slight facial redness. Laser treatments do not have the side effects seen with oral and topical treatments. Laser treatments DO NOT induce prolonged dryness or severe redness.
How does it work?
Laser kills the bacteria which create inflammation, or redness, and corrects the pore size and shape. Additionally, the combination of laser therapy will decrease the production of oil from sebaceous glands and reduce redness from vessels. The laser will also stimulate your body to create collagen to ‘rebuild’ areas of scarring. We now offer definitive laser therapy for acne scarring called CO2 Laser resurfacing.
When will you see results?
Effects are cumulative. After the first treatment, you might see improvements. The number of lesions and severity of break-outs should reduce over the course of treatment and beyond. Some patients continue to improve two months after their last treatment.
How often can you have it done?
The typical course of treatment is over two months, one treatment every other week. However, your doctor might recommend a different treatment schedule. Maintenance therapy is typically recommended. What can you expect immediately post-treatment? Immediately following the procedure you may experience some redness and slight swelling. The redness and swelling usually dissipate within one to three day. If necessary, makeup can be applied to the treated area immediately. It is extremely important to apply a moisturizer with zinc or titanium based sunblock and avoid sun exposure on a daily basis to prevent additional sun damage.
Do these treatments permanently stop acne?
Many patients find long-term remission. However, everyone’s skin is different and no treatment is foolproof. We offer treatments that represent effective, long-awaited relief to hundreds of patients. In fact, ResultSPA is a major referral center for patients who have failed to see results at other dermatologist offices.
If you are bothered by acne that has not responded to other treatments, or if you would simply like to avoid the side effects of internal drugs and antibiotics, call now to make an appointment.
What if I have acne scars?
If your scars are more deep or severe, check out our fact sheet on scar treatment for some of the most effective options. We now offer definitive laser therapy for acne scarring called CO2 Laser resurfacing. A consultation with one of our skin specialists will help you find the treatment best suited to your needs.
How do I decide which treatment option is best for me?
It is best to schedule a consultation. The extensive experience of our skin specialists at ResultSPA will assure you receive the best treatment possible for your acne. Start your transformation today by calling 828.693.9199