What is acne?
Acne comes in the form of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads and clogged pores. Acne is an inflammatory skin disease which affects the pores on the face, chest, back, arms and legs and the oil glands attached to them.
What causes acne? Why do I have it?
Acne is caused by many factors, two of them being hair follicles (pores) and oil glands. Dead skin cells block the pore, oil from the glands is then blocked from reaching the top of the skin, thus starts to solidify in the pore. Acne untreated can create bacteria and infection which causes redness and scaring.
How the laser treats acne
Laser treatments work by delivering a laser light that kills the bacteria responsible for the acne. Laser therapy effectively clears 70%-90% of moderate, inflammatory acne in four to six weeks.
Acne control treatments compared
Laser treatment such as *Fraxel results are especially impressive when compared with conventional treatments, such as topical creams and oral antibiotics. Laser treatments usually help control acne breakouts for four to eight months; after that, occasional touch ups may be necessary.
*Fraxel laser therapy can help heal acne scars removal, both old and new.
What should I expect from treatment?
Treatment is not difficult, painful or time consuming. During your first visit with Dr. Sarma, she will review your condition and access any previous treatments. Your first treatment typically lasts about 30 minutes. With re-treatments three to six weeks apart for three to four months.
Multiple acne treatment methods provide results
Dr. Sarma always combines skin care products with acne laser treatments to provide superior results in the reduction of acne and its potential scarring. Ask about the full line of Skin Care products to help control acne.