Acne is a problem that plagues many adolescents, and, if you are really unlucky, you may even experience it through to adulthood. Acne is a skin condition that occurs as a result of hair follicles (pores) that become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It can vary in symptoms and appearance depending on the severity of your conditions and can include:
Pimples with whiteheads (known as whiteheads) that are closed, clogged pores.
Pimples with blackheads (known as blackheads) that are open, clogged pores.
Pimples, which are papules with pus at the tips.
Painful, pus-filled lumps beneath the surface of the skin.
Large, solid, painful lumps beneath the surface of the skin called nodules.
Although acne typically appears on the face, it can also affect the forehead, chest, shoulders and upper back since these areas of the body have the most oil glands. Unfortunately, it can also leave scarring. These tend to appear as small, deep holes or larger craters in the surface of the skin, accompanied by uneven skin surface. As you might expect, these can cause patients to be self-conscious about their appearance.
Whilst some types of cosmetics can help to cover both acne and acne scarring, many patients feel that they still feel that their skin draws unwanted attention. Thankfully, there is now a very safe and effective solution that can minimize the appearance of both and help to restore your confidence – laser acne treatment. If you are looking for acne laser treatment in Berkeley, CA, look no further than our offices.
Acne laser treatment utilizes all of the benefits of laser technology to improve skin condition and appearance. Our acne laser treatment is performed using the Quanta Q-Plus EVO laser. This state-of-the-art laser uses short-pulse, high-energy beams of light to target areas of acne and acne scarring. The laser has a contact skin cooler which helps to reduce discomfort and is widely considered to be one of the most effective lasers for acne treatments. It can be safely used on all skin types and tones without causing any permanent damage.
Although your skin may feel a little tender for up to 48 hours after your acne laser treatment, this usually settles fairly quickly. Any redness or inflammation will dissipate, and you may start to see an improvement in the appearance of your skin immediately. However, in most cases a small number of sessions is recommended to achieve the best results. We will be able to estimate how many treatments you may need at your initial consultation, but the exact number will depend on how well your skin responds to the treatment.
If you would like more information about acne laser treatment, or if you are ready to schedule your confidential consultation with our discreet and dedicated team, please contact our Berkeley skin clinic today.