Laser Acne Treatment
There are so many products available in the market today to provide you relief from those scary looking, embarrassment causing acne. But, how many actually work in removing in the acne almost immediately or even just in time for that specific date?
Moreover, do they ensure that this wretched acne would never return? This leads to a search for some method that would end your problem of acne as effectively as possible. Hence, you find so many treatments coming up. One such method is laser acne treatment.
Lasers have been around for at least about 50 years now but it was only in the year 2002 that these lasers were employed into treating acne. These laser acne treatments basically work towards destroying the P.acne bacteria which cause acne and this kind of treatment also repairs the skin tissues that are damaged. Some types of laser that can be used are non ablative lasers, erbium lasers, carbon dioxide lasers etc.
Lasers work in two ways – 1) The laser beams are projected in such a manner so as to kill the germs and shrink the size of the sebaceous glands. Such treatments are best when you face severe breakouts of acne as they could help reduce it and 2) The laser beams that focus on the topmost layer of the skin burning it way and giving you a newer and healthy looking skin.
As this works by removing the top layer of the skin it could be used for that skin which is infected by acne scars. This is also known as laser skin resurfacing.
Laser acne treatment is expensive. Usually a treatment of about 15 to 20 minutes would cost approximately $500 and though the effects of it would be visible after the first session itself there may be more sessions that would be required for proper treatment. But, compared to the painless and almost immediate freedom from acne most individuals really don’t mind the cost it involves.
Along with all the benefits that laser acne treatments give, there is a small number of people who suffer from certain side-effects such as discoloration of the skin, swelling around the areas that are exposed to laser beams, roughened skin etc. In fact, some lasers like carbon dioxide lasers are known to trigger an increase in pigmentation in order to heal the lesions caused by acne.