A Brief Overview
Laser Acne Treatment is the most effective way of reducing and clearing acne and acne scars. Dependent on the scar; box, rolling or icepick you have two options of treatment – Ablative or Non-ablative Resurfacing.
How Does Laser Acne Treatment Work?
This is offered to clients who seek improvements in just one session using CO2 laser devices UltraPulse® and AcuPulse™. These create a 10,600nm wavelength which is absorbed into the tissues water and heats it up to boiling point causing evaporation of the affected area.
This in turn creates micro-wounds which triggers the bodies natural healing process and stimulates the body to replace it with newer, younger skin.
Non-ablative Resurfacing is a milder treatment requiring several sessions, no risk of infection and less downtime. This treatment keeps the skin intact, stimulates collagen growth and tightens underlying skin.
ResurFXTM uses advanced scanner technology called CoolscanTM which ensures the energy delivery is precise and coverage is achieved in only one pass.
Before arriving for your Laser Acne Treatment:
- Stop taking aspirin or blood-thinning supplements 2 weeks prior
- Abstain from using skin care products containing Retinol 2 weeks prior
- Stop smoking
After treatment your skin will be sensitive and as such we advise:
- Applying sun cream
- Avoiding tanning or sun exposure for 6-8 weeks
- Applying special toners and moisturisers to maximise effects
- Keeping the area clean to stop infection
- Avoiding make up for 1 week
Who can have Laser Acne Treatment?
Laser Acne Treatment is for anyone suffering from any type of acne or acne scarring.
How long will the treatment take?
Treatments usually last between 20 to 30 minutes and the number of procedures required depends on whether you require ablative or non-ablative resurfacing.
Will I need an anaesthetic?
Yes, we use a topical anaesthetic in order to numb the area being treated.
What areas of the skin can I have Laser Acne Treatment?
- Upper torso
What are the side effects of Laser Acne Treatment?
Depending on what kind of treatment you receive, your skin type and the number of procedures, you may experience:
- Swelling of the treated area
- Redness to the skin
- Pain at the site of the treated area
- In very rare and preventable cases, Hyperpigmentation or Infection may occur.
Please speak with one of our qualified and experienced laser therapists before booking if you have any concerns about the risks and side effects of your treatment.
How long is recovery?
- Non-ablative resurfacing allows less downtime so you can be back at work within 1 – 2 days of treatment
- Ablative resurfacing takes between 3-10 days for the redness to reduce so recovery can be longer
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