Laser Acne Treatments do more than just clear your skin. Is your acne holding you back? Does it make you shy and self-conscious? It doesn’t have to. For many years, acne sufferers have been forced to rely on skin creams and pills to treat their acne scars, blemishes, cysts and inflammation. Advances in skincare science have opened a new option that uses pulsed-light instead of pharmaceuticals to stop acne, and it is one of the most popular treatments at our clinic in Downtown, Vancouver.
What is acne?
The medical term for acne is acne vulgaris, and it is a skin disease that affects oil glands on the face, back and chest. Less frequently, it can also be found on other parts of the body.
Many things can stimulate acne, including diet, hormones, and skin care. It usually affects people between 12 and 35, but it can also affect adults over 35.
There are two different types of laser that are used, depending on the type of acne being treated: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Lux 1540 Fractional. Both lasers are medical grade lasers.When we use a laser treatment to treat acne, it helps to disperse redness , remove acne and decrease scars. Before you begin treatment, we offer a 40-minute consultation with Rita Moldovanos to determine the best laser to treat your specific acne and skin type.
Simply clearing the skin damage from acne may not give you the clear skin you are looking for long term.At Pure Light Laser it is our goal to find the source of the issue, and not just mask the acne with superficial improvements.
Acne treatment has come a long way, and most people can achieve clear skin without oral prescription or topical prescription creams. Clear skin is possible, and with over twenty years experience, Pure Light Laser is the best choice to guide you.
Sun exposure has long been known to diminish acne scarring, reducing the need for scar revision treatments. Our clinic laser acne treatments work in a similar way. The process uses smooth, gentle pulses of concentrated light to kill the bacteria that cause the acne.
This technology also treats unsightly pigmented lesions such as sunspots and age spots, to further aid in the appearance of your skin.
Most patients describe the light pulses as a slight “snapping” sensation, which causes mild discomfort at most. After the treatment there may be some redness, but it will fade within a week and you can quickly enjoy your new, clearer skin.
Give us a call at our Vancouver location at (604) 568 8041 to schedule a time to discuss you can clear your acne with laser treatments.