Smoothbeam laser treatment is aimed at people who experience problems with acne or wrinkles. As a person with oily skin, you may be wondering if the procedure is safe for your skin type.
Oil and the Sebaceous Glands
Oily facial skin is caused by overactive sebaceous glands. When the sebaceous glands produce too much oil, they can get clogged with the oil and bacteria, which in turn causes acne. If you experience oily skin, you likely have problems with acne as well. Smoothbeam is intended to treat patients with moderate to severe acne problems.
How the Procedure Works
The laser treatment actually alters the sebaceous glands in the skin, making the glands less overactive so that they produce only enough oil to keep the skin moisturized, without making it feel oily. It will take at least 2 to 6 treatments separated by a period of 3 to 4 weeks each on average before the skin's oil production is significantly reduced.
Because Smoothbeam targets the production of oil in the sebaceous glands of the skin, it is ideal for anyone experiencing problems with oily skin. Just be sure to tell your dermatologist or cosmetic specialist about your condition so that he or she can adjust the treatment accordingly.