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Achieving Clear Skin: The Hidden Benefits of Acne Laser Treatment5 min read

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Every day, the skin has to fight numerous harmful agents such as dust, bacteria, and dirt. As a result, it can become quite hard to keep our skin clear, especially when experiencing skin disorders. One of the most infamous skin disorders is acne, which affects up to 50 million Americans annually

But there is an easy answer for people that want to get rid of acne. Acne laser treatment will help you keep this skin disorder while enhancing it with numerous other benefits!

Why Does My Skin Develop Acne?

First, let’s learn what acne is and why our skin develops it. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions affecting adolescents and young adults. Our skin has pores that can become blocked by dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, and when the pores become clogged, the skin develops pimples, zits, or blemishes. 

Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples to appear repeatedly and more often than usual. This skin condition is so common that it affects almost 10% of the entire population worldwide. Acne poses no serious risk to the body’s overall health, but it can still affect your confidence and self-esteem and even cause scarring!

 Acne is quite simple to occur. Pimples are bound to appear if our pores become blocked by dirt, oil, or bacteria. Our pores are made of one hair and a sebaceous gland, which releases an oil called sebum that keeps the skin soft and lubricated. The sebum stores underneath the skin if the pores are blocked, eventually becoming a pimple. 

People going through puberty have a much larger production of sebum which the body may not be able to control, resulting in acne. Also, people who don’t wash their face and hands are prone to developing acne. Other factors that can contribute to acne development are:

  • Hormonal changes caused by pregnancy;
  • Endocrine conditions;
  • Poor sleep schedule;
  • Smoking;
  • Family history of acne;
  • Beauty products with a high quantity of oil;
  • Stress.

Does Acne Grow on Other Parts of the Body?

Although pimples are most prone to become apparent on the face, there are other body parts where they can appear as well. For example, the neck, back, shoulders, and chest are susceptible to acne. Where pimples can develop, acne may also follow.

What is Acne Laser Treatment, and Does Acne Laser Treatment Work?

What your skin needs is an effective treatment to prevent acne from ever taking over your face again, and here at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, we have the perfect answer—acne laser treatment! 

Acne laser treatment reduces skin scarring and uneven surfaces caused by acne, improves skin pigmentation, and alleviates inflammation resulting from acne scarring. 

 Acne laser treatment uses various lights to help remove skin cells from the skin surface, especially the scared zone. It also stimulates the production of new cells, providing your skin with a new, young, refreshed look! 

Types of Laser Treatment for Acne

The three acne laser treatment types commonly used by dermatologists are:

1: Fractionated Acne Laser Treatment 

This type of acne laser treatment does not remove any skin cells. Instead, it is used to help your skin regenerate and return to its natural color, without redness and different colored patches of skin in sight.

2: Ablative Acne Laser Treatment 

Compared to fractionated acne laser treatment, an ablative acne laser treatment removes layers of skin surrounding the acne scars, allowing the skin to grow without any scars or pimples. This laser treatment is only used on patients with severe and more profound acne scarring that does not require surgical interference. By using this approach, the skin will return to the smooth texture it enjoyed before acne scarring!

3: Non-Ablative Acne Laser Treatment

Akin to the fractionated treatment, the non-ablative acne laser treatment does not remove any skin cells. Instead, this treatment stimulates fresh collagen production for better skin regeneration. The non-ablative acne laser approach is used in milder forms of acne scarring that do not require a surgical procedure.

What Laser Treatment is Right for Me?

This question differs from individual to individual. It depends on the stage of the acne, the severity of the scarring, and, most importantly, on your skin. Your skin might reach differently with each treatment option, so you should see an expert first because making this decision on your own may turn out to be harmful to your skin! Consult your dermatologist to understand the laser treatments better and learn which one is best for you.

How Often Should I Get Acne Laser Treatment?

This question also depends on the severity of the scarring and acne stage you are currently experiencing. However, we can say for sure that multiple treatment sessions spread over multiple months bring about more dramatic results. Therefore, you can expect to visit our office once a month for your treatment, then return next month once your skin has completely recovered.

When Will I See My Acne Laser Treatment Results?

Usually, the result will show after a week. Your skin will improve through the first week after the treatment, but the best result will only appear a few weeks after. The scars will gradually fade away, making room for the best benefit of acne laser treatment: permanent results!

How Much Does Acne Laser Treatment Cost?

The price of an acne laser treatment may vary depending on the body area you want to treat, the number and size of the scars, the number of treatments you need, the country, and the dermatologist or plastic surgeon in charge of your treatment. Usually, an ablative acne laser treatment will cost somewhere around $2,000, while a non-ablative laser treatment will only cost around $1,000.

Say "Goodbye!" to Your Acne at Aesthetica!

Ready to undergo an acne laser treatment? Look no further! Meet with us at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center for a complimentary consultation before moving forward with your treatment. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang will determine if you are a good candidate for an acne laser treatment. Our team will help you navigate the entire process if everything matches up, from beginning to the end! Also, don’t forget to check out our blog for more information on plastic surgery trends!

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