What is Laser Acne Treatment?
You may have grown up hearing that beauty isn't everything. However, into adulthood, first impressions can have a tremendous effect on your self-worth. Acne is one of the many things that can impact your self-confidence. Those who live with acne often have severe blemishes or infected bumps on their face, clavicle, upper back, shoulder blades, upper torso, and upper arms and thighs. If you have utilized countless prescriptions, gels, or vitamins, but nothing appears to help, acne laser therapy could be a great choice for your skin. After completing their sessions, many individuals see immense improvements in their acne and are delighted with the results. Dr. Adam Bodian is pleased to provide nonsurgical laser treatments that help reduce active acne. We invite you to contact Bodian Dermatology in Great Neck, NY to learn more about our laser acne procedures and set up a session.
"I have been going to this practice since Dr Bodian's dad was the dermatologist! Went to him for teenaged acne, now to his amazing son for my wrinkles in middle age! Love this office : front desk to Mena to PA's and the good Doctor himself."- L.L. / Yelp / Apr 30, 2014
"I have been going to this practice since Dr Bodian’s dad was the dermatologist! Went to him for teenaged acne, now to his amazing son for my wrinkles in middle age! Love this office : front desk to Mena to PA’s and the good Doctor himself."- L.L. / Yelp / Apr 30, 2014
"This office is the best dermatology I have been to in a while! I had acne for around 2 years going to almost every dermatologist than finally I tried Dr B and now my face has never been better! 100% recomand"- A.H. / Yelp / Aug 08, 2021
Candidates for Laser Acne Treatment
Individuals of all ages can have moderate to severe acne. Patients who experience cystic acne usually have inflamed blemishes, blackheads, or cysts that appear on different parts of the body. Laser acne treatment is a good choice for people who have tried various things, like vitamins, topical creams, or body wash. It can help patients get softer skin by stopping ingrown hairs. Dr. Bodian provides the newest laser procedures that often work effectively on most skin complexions with proven results. Throughout your consultation, we will examine your skin to see if you are a candidate for this acne treatment.
Our Laser Treatment Options
Dr. Bodian offers several laser acne treatment options based on your specific skin care needs.
- Acleara™ Acne Clearing System: Acleara is a laser developed to treat mild to moderate acne. This treatment utilizes a vacuum to cleanse the pores, plus red and blue light photodynamic therapy to clear and diminish the appearance of acne.
- excel® V: The excel V system uses advanced laser technology to lighten areas of skin discoloration (red, brown, purple, and blue) caused by acne. This targeted laser is ideal for treating acne scars.
- Cold laser: This laser therapy targets the areas of concern using low-level infrared light to promote healing and regeneration of damaged cells for a renewed, clearer complexion.
How Laser Acne Treatment Is Performed
We will begin by washing your face. If needed, individuals will wear safety goggles to shelter their eyes. Throughout the short procedure, Dr. Bodian will lightly move the laser across the skin to withdraw oils and eliminate acne-causing microorganisms. You will likely feel a little tenderness during the treatment, but the majority of people feel a gentle tingling sensation. Laser acne treatment helps renew your skin, allowing you to achieve your ideal look.
After Your Acne Treatment Session
After your laser session, you may notice some reddening, swelling, and slight skin sensitivity. Depending on the region treated, we recommend avoiding skin care products for 24 hours. In addition, you will want to prevent any long-lasting sun exposure. Patients will generally see a difference after 24 – 48 hours. Dr. Bodian can determine how many appointments you need based on the severity of your blemishes. Most patients need 3 – 6 appointments to see clearer skin. After laser acne appointments, many patients are pleased with their results. A laser session can do what medications often can’t do; however, laser treatments can help clear up your cysts and leave your skin soft, healthy, and refreshed.
What causes acne?
Acne can be caused by several different factors, including:
- Hormonal changes
- Excess oil
- Certain medications
- Personal hygiene practices
Can laser acne treatment treat acne scars?
Yes, laser acne treatments can also help reduce the appearance of acne scars. During a thorough consultation, Dr. Bodian can talk with you about what laser treatment would be best for you and your needs. We can curate a personalized treatment plan that can meet your skin goals.
How often should I receive laser acne treatments?
Initially, many patients will require about 3 – 6 treatments spaced out appropriately. After your initial set of treatments, you may also desire follow-up procedures in order to help maintain your results.
A Clear Solution
If you're tired of masking your acne with makeup or enduring the physical pain and embarrassment that can develop from this condition, we encourage you to contact Bodian Dermatology in Great Neck, NY to schedule a consultation. We will provide a thorough skin analysis and create a tailored treatment program to help clear up your complexion as quickly as possible.