Acne is one of those skin conditions that affects nearly everyone at some point. The extent to which it becomes troublesome varies from person to person. Just as each person is unique, the best treatment for this condition depends on your personal situation. Add to this the fact that the acne itself varies in type and severity, and the problem is not as simple as it might seem. When other methods have failed, laser treatments offer an effective solution to the problem.
Hormonal changes are among the most common causes of acne development. This is why people in their teens seem to be the most susceptible to it. These changes often cause the skin to produce more oil. The excessive oil can, in turn, clog the pores. Blackheads and whiteheads are frequently the result of this oil buildup in the pores. Whether the issue manifests itself in the form of blackheads or whiteheads is a matter of whether the pore is open or closed. If it is open, the oil will be exposed to the air. This is what makes the oil turn black and appear as blackheads. If the pores are still closed, the skin oil will not be exposed to the air and will remain white in color.
Basic acne can progress to the point where it causes inflammation. If you have had acne that has left your skin looking red, often accompanied by a burning sensation, it is likely inflammatory. If it has reached this state, it has probably not responded well to the medications and ointments you can buy from your local store. Consequently, it is best to seek professional treatment. This is necessary not only to treat the inflammation, but to also keep it from progressing to the next stage. When it progresses, cystic acne can result. This is the type of acne that becomes infected and leads to permanent scarring of the skin.
Laser treatments have been proven to help with both acne itself and the scars it can leave. Designed to treat the condition at its root, the laser treatments offered at our office shrinks the oil glands responsible for producing acne without impacting the oils needed to keep your skin healthy. The treatment will also kill bacteria that leads to outbreaks, further enhancing your results. In addition, patients are glad to find that the collagen-producing effects of the laser greatly help to smooth the skin and fill in scars.
Laser treatments come with many advantages. In addition to being one of the most effective treatments available, they are also completely nonsurgical and noninvasive, and they cause minimal discomfort. If you have especially sensitive skin, we can provide you with a topical anaesthetic to reduce any discomfort.
If you are having difficulty controlling your acne, laser treatments at SeaMist MedSpa could be the answer. Located in South Kingstown, we proudly serve the area with a wide variety of comprehensive, professional cosmetic services. If you are interested in learning more about these effective laser treatments, contact our office today to schedule your consultation!