Acne is a very common skin condition that affects teenagers and even many adults. Over the years, acne treatment has evolved with technological advancement. Most acne sufferers begin their approach to remedying the condition by changing their skin cleansing and moisturizing practices. Next, they may begin using home remedies and eventually purchase over-the-counter acne treatment creams, gels, and facial cleansers. If these approaches fail, the acne sufferer will typically see a dermatologist and consider prescription treatments. People who see no relief when using prescription facial products may consider more advanced procedures. Today, laser technology is available to Riverwalk patients who are seeking a more advanced acne treatment approach.
How Lasers Work to Treat Acne
Laser acne treatments heal acne by addressing its underlying causes. Laser treatment is also effective at reducing acne scarring. During laser treatment, a professional uses a stream of light, sometimes with a topically applied solution called photodynamic therapy, to treat acne ranging from moderate to severe. The same stream of light can also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars. The patient is able to immediately resume their activities. Some redness may appear in the following days; however, this should subside. Patients may require multiple treatments to achieve the best results.
Patients should maintain realistic expectations when choosing laser acne treatment. Most patients experience clearer skin and a reduction in acne and scarring following treatment. As is the case with other acne treatments, results vary from person to person. While all patients may need a series of laser treatments, some may require more than others, and follow-up treatments may be necessary. Laser acne treatment is a safe, effective, and advanced approach to treating acne in patients who have not previously responded well to over-the-counter products and prescription treatments.
If you’re seriously considering a laser-based approach to acne treatment, get in touch with Riverwalk Medical & Wellness and make an appointment with us! Our team of dedicated professionals will be happy to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you decide if this is the best option for your goals. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!