Do you ever feel as though people are looking at your acne and not at you? Do you try to cover up stubborn acne marks with make-up and find yourself squirming for new remedies all the time? Acne suffers will try anything on the market to eliminate their acne, but when nothing seems to work, the question quickly becomes, “why doesn’t anything work for my acne?” Pimples and blemishes can affect your self-esteem and often times, lead to a loss of self-confidence. Now you can stop admiring others for their clear skin and discover your own beautiful, even skin with laser acne reduction.
Acne arises when too much oil is produced by the sebaceous glands of the skin. Combined with the shedding of dead skin cells, pores become blocked with a plug of oil, bacteria and skin cells.
Laser acne reduction will help control the overactive oil production process, aiding in the decrease of future acne breakouts. The laser also helps reduce acne by decreasing the population and activity of some of the skin’s bacteria that contribute to the acne breakout. Furthermore, the laser and light based systems that we use may decrease the general level of inflammation associated with acne. As part of a total acne skin care system, laser treatment is an important, but not the only, part. Diet plays an important role, and Dr. Fink will spend time with you discussing some of the things you can do that may improve your situation. Acne can last for years, but it can be controlled and made aesthetically better. Lasers do not "cure" acne, but in conjunction with a proper diet, and the smart use of certain topicals, they are the cornerstone of our treatment plan. Sometimes, the acne can get temporarily worse while undergoing the series of treatments but our skin care routine will help to stop that from happening. The reason why so many laser patients have been disappointed with the acne laser systems has to do with the fact that they were treated with just the laser, which as we said, is just part of the optimal treatment plan. At our office, a more comprehensive approach is taken, which has, to date, been uniformly successful. However, acne is a chronic condition. It is important that every patient completely understands that there are some people who may not respond to laser treatments. Results with any laser acne treatment cannot be guaranteed. Keep in mind that most patients will achieve better looking skin.
Laser acne reduction is a viable option for treating stubborn acne resistant to traditional treatments. Benefits of laser acne removal include:
Josh Fink MD uses multiple light based therapy systems, including the Palomar laser system, in addition to our proprietary skin care line to help decrease acne and encourage healthy, more balanced skin. Laser acne reduction may help ensure long-lasting results and skin that remains healthy and glowing.
Dr. Fink and our staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss laser acne reduction. Contact our Westchester NY office at 914-393-4127, or request your appointment online today for a personalized consultation with Dr. Fink.