Is Laser Acne Treatment Permanent?
Acne can be a painful skin condition that can also result in lost confidence. Laser acne treatment uses a laser and heat to clear acne from the skin. Although you will see results in as little as 12 hours after treatment, the results aren’t permanent. The longevity of your results depends on skin type, treatment area and type of acne.
How Does Laser Acne Treatment Work?
At Balance Hormone Center, we use an intense pulsed light (IPL) laser to complete acne removal. These lasers penetrate through to the second layer of your skin without harming the top layer. The laser then converts energy into heat, which clears the unwanted spots of acne from the surface.
We typically start our patients off with three treatments. When completed, you may require more depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of the acne.
Does It Hurt?
Lasers often feel like rubber bands lightly snapping the skin. Some discomfort is normal with acne treatment, but you shouldn’t feel any pain. After your procedure, you may feel some side effects such as a minor headache or swelling and redness.
Is Laser Acne Treatment Safe?
Yes, laser acne treatments are FDA-approved and safe for use on all skin types. If you’re pregnant or have a medical condition, it’s important to speak with your doctor before scheduling your acne treatment.
Severe Acne Scarring Often Requires Additional Treatment
Sometimes, lasers can help minimize the look of acne scarring as well. Yet, it’s also common for scarring to require additional treatment. We offer acne scar filler injections and specific laser treatment to help smooth the previous scarring.
Erbium Yag Laser Treatment
Our Erbium Yag laser treatment uses heat to destroy skin cells that cause deep acne scarring. The cool light of this laser results in less burning on the skin and is highly effective for all skin types and shades.
Severe scars may require some fillers to plump and volumize the skin. We complete this procedure using Radiesse®. As a result, the filler stimulates your body’s natural collagen, filling the scars across your skin. Plus, it looks completely natural.
Call Balance Hormone Center Today to Schedule an Appointment
If you have acne that you wish to remove, we can help. We offer laser treatment and acne scar filler to help you take back your confidence. To learn more about our treatment options, give us a call at 480-718-9960 or schedule an appointment today.