Who is a Candidate for Laser Acne Treatment?

Acne is extremely common and despite a reputation for being most common in teenagers, can affect anyone at any age. Most people will suffer from acne at some point during their lifetime. If you are lucky, your acne will probably resolve itself with little more than some topical intervention. However, some people are less fortunate and instead experience acne that is more significant. 

 

Acne occurs when hair follicles, called pores, become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The sizes of pores can vary from visible to virtually microscopic, and they can be found anywhere on the body, although acne tends to most often affect the face, neck, back, shoulders and chest areas.


Acne can also vary in appearance, from pimples with black or white heads to large, pus-filled lumps underneath the skin. Depending on the type of acne that you have, you could be prone to experiencing scarring which is unsightly and can be tricky to treat. Scarring is also more likely if you pick at your skin or squeeze your spots.

 

Although there are lots of different therapies that claim to be able to treat acne and reduce its appearance, an increasing number of people are opting for a technological solution – laser acne treatment.  


 

Laser acne treatment: an overview


Laser acne treatment focuses on using high-energy beams of light to target both acne and acne scarring. As the laser comes into contact with the skin, it creates a therapeutic effect that treats and shuts down active acne and over-active pores, while also helping to reduce redness, inflammation and discoloration that leads to scarring.

 

Every patient is different and therefore individualized treatment plans are created based on your specific needs. This usually involves a number of regular sessions over a number of weeks or months, although you should start to see some improvement in the texture and appearance of your skin after just a single session.


 

Who is a good candidate for laser acne treatment?


Many people who suffer from acne may be able to benefit from laser treatment. Before you can begin treatment, your doctor will want to ensure that you are a suitable candidate by assessing various aspects of your health and your skin. Typically, people who are found to be good candidates for laser acne treatment:

 

  • Are in good general health
  • Have mild to moderate acne
  • Have previously tried topical treatments with little to no success
  • Do not have any current skin infections
  • Do not have cystic acne or severe scarring
  • Have fairly youthful skin

 

People with darker skin tones may also not be suitable candidates for laser skin treatments. Only your doctor will be able to advise you if laser acne treatment is right for you.

 

 

To find out more about laser acne treatment, or to schedule a consultation, please speak to our dedicated team today. Call Inkoff.me at any of our locations at 916-600-4428 to schedule an appointment.