Seven or eight decades ago, lasers were more the things of science fiction writings than of reality. Lasers were the tools used by mad scientists who were intent on destroying the world. Now, lasers are used in a good portion of the products that people use on a daily basis. The medical community is included in this. Doctors are using lasers for surgeries, and cosmetic physicians are using lasers to treat skin conditions. One of the most popular skin conditions being treated with lasers today is acne.
Research has shown that lasers are the most powerful at treating run-of-the-mill, average acne. Lasers work as acne treatment because of their ability to effectively kill acne-causing bacteria. Some laser treatments can also lower the level of oil that is in the skin. Laser skin treatments are performed in a doctor’s office. The best results come when laser treatments are scheduled one month apart. A patient will usually require two to four treatments before they see results.
Does Laser Acne Treatment Work?
Yes. Throughout the years, multiple studies have been performed to determine how effective lasers are at removing acne. While the vast majority of the studies have only been performed on a few people and while some of them lack the controls of other scientific studies, the overall consensus is that laser therapy is effective at removing acne. In addition to removing acne, lasers are being used to remove the scars that acne leaves behind. Often times, acne scars can be just as unsightly as the acne itself.
As with all cosmetic treatments, a person must be realistic with what they expect from laser acne treatment. Laser acne treatment will not completely remove acne, nor is it a permanent acne fix. In order to completely remove acne, most dermatologists recommend a comprehensive skin care treatment program that includes laser therapy.
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Our understanding and use of lasers has improved drastically over the past 80 years. Now lasers are among the tools that medical professionals use every day to improve the quality of a person’s life and their appearance. The best way to determine if laser acne treatment is right for you is to talk to our specialists at SeaMist MedSpa in South Kingstown. They will examine your skin, identify the type of acne you have and work with you to create a unique acne treatment designed to meet your needs. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.