Acne laser treatment uses laser lights and heat to penetrate the surface of your skin to kill the bacteria that can cause acne and to eliminate the overproduction of skin oils by sebaceous glands. Acne laser treatment can be used to treat mild to moderate and severe cases of acne, and it can even reduce the appearance of acne scars. Here are some of the reasons why acne laser treatment might be right for you.
1. Acne Laser Treatments Can Save You Money in the Long Run
While initial acne laser treatments and follow up sessions might be costly, in the long run you'll likely save money by not buying expensive medicated creams and cleansers to treat your acne. Acne laser treatment is more effective than these other kinds of treatments, as well.
2. Acne Laser Treatment Is Non-Invasive
Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, acne laser treatment is non-invasive. If your skin is sensitive to chemical or if you scar easily, then chemical peels or dermabrasion might not be right for you. Chemical peels and dermabrasion can cause the following side effects:
- Discoloration of the skin
- Scaling, crusting and scarring
Side effects of acne laser treatment are less severe than the side effects of chemical peels and dermabrasion. You might experience some redness and swelling of the face; there might be some temporary discoloration of the skin; finally, you might be particularly vulnerable to sunburn in the 24 hours following your acne laser treatment session.
3. Acne Laser Treatment Eliminates the Need for Antibiotics
Many dermatologists will prescribe antibiotics for the treatment of acne, especially severe and inflammatory acne, because acne is often caused by the proliferation of a bacteria, P. acnes, that lives beneath your skin. While antibiotics can be effective in treating this type of acne, P. acnes easily develops antibiotic resistance. When this happens, antibiotics alone won't be enough to treat your acne; you'll need to combine the therapy with something else.
Acne laser treatment kills the bacteria responsible for acne, so you won't need to take antibiotics at all.
4. Acne Laser Treatments Are Effective Against Severe Acne
Acne laser treatments are an effective treatment for all acne problems, even the most severe. There are different types of laser and heat based acne therapies in use; the type you receive will depend on the cause of your acne. In many cases, dermatologists will recommend a combination of different acne laser treatment methods. Combination therapies are designed to kill the bacteria that cause acne, remove the sebaceous oil glands that make your skin too oily, and promote the regeneration of new, healthy skin cells.
5. Acne Laser Treatment Improves the Appearance of Acne Scarring
Acne laser treatment is a popular therapy among adults who no longer suffer from acne, but still bear unsightly scars. Because acne laser treatment is a relatively new approach to the management of acne, many people still bear the scars of acne. Acne laser treatment can significantly reduce, and even eliminate, the appearance of acne scars.