Laser treatments are an effective procedure for smoothing out the skin and reducing the appearance of discolored tissue. However, acne is one of the skin problems that cannot be treated using focused heat. The damage to the surrounding skin cells is one of the negative side effects. Because acne is caused by bacteria, getting rid of the bacteria is the best way to treat it. Thanks to the developments in technology over the years, we have begun using a cold laser to treat our clients’ acne.
Known as the DermaLaser, this is a specialized instrument that delivers fractionated bi-polar radiofrequency energy to the problem area. This destroys the bacteria, and the skin cells themselves are unaffected. If you are determined to get rid of your acne for good, consider the DermaLaser treatment method.
How Lasers Treat Skin Problems
Fractionated laser therapy is already popular, and using a specialized laser instrument to cauterize the upper layers of skin is an effective way to encourage healthy, new skin growth. Unfortunately, acne is a problem that has little to do with healthy or unhealthy skin. Bacteria that grows in skin pores results in discolorations and even pimples.
The cold laser is so-named because it delivers focused energy in the radiofrequency range. The light beam is not hot in the sense that it can heat up and destroy cells. Instead, the energy is absorbed by the bacteria itself. Only the bacteria is destroyed, and the surrounding skin cells are unaffected.
Harsh treatments, such as peel ointments, may clear up the discolored area slightly, but they can have severe side effects, such as brittle, peeling skin. Fractionated bi-polar laser therapy does not involve the use of ointments, acids or high heat.
How the Procedure Works
We first consult with the client and take a close look at the discolorations caused by acne. We show the individual how the laser works and what the procedure will feel like. When we map out an area of skin to be treated, we calibrate the laser so it will produce short bursts of “cold energy” at a wavelength that will be absorbed by the bacteria.
The instrument is pressed against the skin, and the lamp is flashed briefly. Several bursts are necessary to treat a small area. Depending on the size of the treatable area, the session may take from 30 to 60 minutes.
Advantages of the DermaLaser
The DermaLaser does not heat up the skin, so the client need not worry about burns, skin discolorations or demarcation lines between the treated and untreated areas. The skin pores are not subjected to harsh exfoliation. Because the skin remains cool, no swelling develops, nor is there any downtime for the client after the treatment is completed.
Ask Us About DermaLaser for Acne Treatment
This is a revolutionary, new cosmetic procedure, one that many people haven’t even heard of yet. However, the procedure is FDA-approved, and we are trained in how to properly use the laser instrument for the treatment of acne.
Contact Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss in Evansville to schedule a consultation, during which you’ll learn exactly how this exciting treatment can get rid of acne once and for all. Contact our office today to make your appointment.