Activate Your Body’s Natural Defenses
- No Downtime – An immediate return to normal activities
- Safe – Technology has a proven long-term safety record
- Fast – Many see improvement in just four twenty-minute treatments
- No Harmful Drugs – Avoid the negative side effects associated with many popular drug therapies.
What is Acne?
Acne is a condition cuased by skin cells that do not shed properly and plug pores, causing oil and bacteria to be trapped inside. As oil and bacteria accumulate, the skin becomes inflamed and swells outward forming whiteheads, blackheads and pimples.
How do the treatments work?
Light is delivered through the skin’s surface triggering the body’s natural bacteria-fighting defenses. These defenses kill the problem causing bacteria, significantly reducing the severity of current and future breakouts.
What can I expect during treatment?
After discussing your medical history, including any drugs you are currently taking, with your medical practitioner, the treatment area will be cleaned and a thin layer of gel will be applied. Your practitioner will glide the laser handpiece over the treatment area in a brushing motion as the laser light is pulsed through the skin.
Is it painful?
Many patients say each laser pulse feels like the snap of a rubber band against the skin, through treatments over the active acne may be more uncomfortable. Your medical practitioner may recommend a topical anesthetic in order to make treatments more comfortable.
What should I expect following treatment?
Your face may appear slightly flushed and swollen, though these effects usually subside in a few hours or days. Sunscreen should be applied and, if you wish, make-up may be applied immediately after treatment, as the skin’s surface is not actually damaged by the laser. Please check with your doctor to determine if your make-up is appropriately formulated for acne sufferers.
How long will the effects last?
Clinical data suggests that most patients find their acne will improve after the completion of about four treatments, two a week for two weeks. While many patients continue to improve in the months following treatment, some patients experience a plateau in their improvement. Repeated treatments may be necessary to maintain results.