Individuals who find themselves battling stubborn acne will also find themselves getting frustrated for much of the time, especially when everything they have done to try to control it has failed. Looking in the mirror and getting the impression that it is getting worse does not help either. If you are in this or a similar situation, you might want to look into the advantages of laser treatments for acne.
Acne is primarily caused when a component of the oil of the skin, called sebum, combines with dead skin cells to clog the pores. This leads to the development of blackheads and whiteheads. When the oil reacts to the air, it can turn black and form blackheads. Otherwise, it will be white in color and whiteheads will form.
Acne that progresses beyond the presence of blackheads and whiteheads can turn into inflammatory acne. This is when the skin in the area of the acne begins to turn red, and can it also cause some discomfort. If the acne progresses even further, it can develop into the most serious of the acne types. Cystic acne forms when the inflammation gives way to an infection. The infection can be painful and can cause permanent scarring if it is not brought under control right away.
Laser acne treatment provides some advantages over other methods. The bacteria that can form around the pores and produce acne as a result can be destroyed with the use of lasers. If these bacteria are left alone, they can easily multiply over time and the acne will continue to get worse. The use of laser acne treatments can stop acne at its source.
Laser treatments can also reduce the size of the oil glands. This will naturally cause them to produce less oil and, therefore, less acne as a result.
If you are so unfortunate as to have had acne in the past that left you with scars, laser treatments can be used to remove the scars. When an ablative laser is used, the outer layers of the skin are vaporized. The body’s own healing process then takes over and the new skin that replaces what the laser destroyed will not have scars present.
Non ablative lasers use heat from the laser to stimulate the body to produce additional collagen. This is the substance that gives the skin its fullness. It can be an effective treatment when the scarring has left the skin with places that look like pits.
If you are currently battling acne or still facing the results of previous acne cases, you should consider making an appointment at SeaMist MedSpa in South Kingstown to determine your best options for getting things back under control. During the session, you might ask about the advantages of using lasers for acne. That way, you can have all your questions answered and can make a more informed decision on how to proceed. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more and begin treatments to remove unattractive acne from your life!