What is Advanced Acne Treatments?
Advanced Acne Treatments is a gentle pulsed light procedure that can be preformed on the face, chase, arms, legs… just about anywhere.
Advanced Acne treatment is non-invasive and fast. Nothing penetrates the skin, and a large area is treated with each pulse. Pulsed light targets P. Acne Bacteria causing it to release singlet oxygen and destroy itself without harming normal skin. The treatment is performed twice a week for 4 weeks. Each treatment reduces the number and inflammation of active acne pores in the area until you reach your desired end result.
Who can be treated?
Advanced Acne Treatment procedure can be performed on most skin types. If you have very dark or tanned skin, however, you should consult your physician to see if this procedure is right for you.
Is the procedure painful?
Because the light pulse is low energy, a topical anesthetic is unnecessary. When the light flashes, it feels like a warm pulse against the skin. Most patients will feel no discomfort during the procedure. The treated area will feel warm and may appear slightly pink for a few hours. Many patients have the treatment performed at lunchtime and are able to return to work or school that afternoon. The P. Acne Bacteria will be diminished with each treatment and a gradual reduction in redness and swelling will occur over the four-week treatment period.
How long does the procedure take?
Advanced Acne Treatment usually takes about 10 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area, and normally starts with 2 treatments per week for 4 weeks. Maintenance treatments may be necessary depending on the severity and type of acne.
Is this the only treatment I will need to treat my acne?
That will be discussed at the time of the consultation. Depending on the severity and type of acne, additional treatments may be indicated. A daily skin care regimen is required for ultimate success and we will recommend the appropriate protocol before you leave our office.