Lasers are just one approach top dealing with acne, along with medications and other modalities.
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, and may aid 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 help with the general clearing if the skin. 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. Josh 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 and we will discuss other means of skin care at the time of your consultation. 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. 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, but it does not work for everyone.
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. 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.