Benefits of Laser Acne Therapy
- Light Therapy shrinks sebaceous (oil) production
- A proprietary blend of chemical peels are safe for all skin colors and types
- Destroy bacteria deep with in your pores
- Only a few treatments needed for clear skin
Every acne problem is distinct, which is why we at SILK Medspa, provide specialized advanced acne treatment for our patients for their skin care problem. Basically, our treatment includes treating the skin not only on the surface but also from within. We utilize a broad-spectrum light to shrink the sebaceous gland that causes the skin to produce excessive oil. It kills the bacteria on the surface to allow skin to clear up within 48 hours.
Acne is a very common problem, affecting people of almost all ages. But each problem is unique and requires individualized treatment. We’re one of those few who not only recognizes that fact but also offers a specialized approach to treating acne. Thanks to SILK Medspa’s sophisticated cosmetic technologies and personalized approach to acne treatment, you can finally say goodbye to this annoying problem. Using a broad-spectrum light, we can help shrink glands that produce excess oil and kill bacteria found of the skin.
We at SILK Medspa feel that each person has a distinct way of expressing beauty. With our help, you’ll be on the road to a more beautiful you. We use nothing less but the best quality technologies that make us an industry leader in cosmetic services.
Light Treatment for Acne Therapy
While it is estimated that more than 80 percent of the world’s population is affected by acne in various forms at some point during their life, there is still no cure.
It can cause considerable emotional stress, affecting self esteem and social lives, and occasionally lead to life long scarring of the skin.
Until recently, a combination of topical preparations and oral medications, including antibiotics, has been used almost exclusively with varying degrees of success to combat acne. In 2003 several laser and light-based technologies had been shown to improve mild to moderate acne in a few treatment sessions, and with no known systemic side effects.
What is Acne?
Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease of the sebaceous hair follicles. Each follicle contains a tiny hair and multiple sebaceous glands.
Under normal circumstances, sebum, the oily substance made by the sebaceous glands, travels up the hair follicle and out to the skin’s surface. Acne vulgaris is caused by an excessive amount of oil production by the skin, blockage of the openings to the oil producing glands (resulting in tiny blackheads) and also due to a bacterium, Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) which causes inflammation in the blocked glands. These three factors seem to work together in order to produce the red and yellow spots so characteristic of acne.
Occasionally these spots can develop into large cysts (so called nodular or cystic acne) which often results in scarring.
Although a bacterium is involved, acne cannot be caught from other people.
Acne develops on those areas of the skin where sebaceous glands are most numerous: the face, scalp, neck, chest, back, and upper arms and shoulders.
Acne is sometimes confused with Rosacea, which is a rash which looks like acne but on a red background. It is a skin disease that tends to be more common in the over 40s
How many treatments are needed and how long do they take?
For the best possible results, we recommend four to eight treatments, but more may be required depending on the person. Improvement may be visible after the first session. Optimal results will be achieved with commitment to sunscreen use and avoidance of future sun exposure. Your next session may be performed after four weeks, as long as healing from your previous session is complete.
The average session takes approximately minute 20 minutes, but can vary depending on the area being treated.
What is intense pulsed light (IPL)?
Intense pulsed light therapy was invented by Dr. Patrick Bitters Jr. The IPL acne therapy procedure involves the use of an intense beam of broad-spectrum light (as opposed to lasers, which operate within a very specific wavelength) that targets the dermis, the lower layer of the skin.
- It’s important to avoid sun exposure or any other form of tanning including solarium and fake tan one month prior to treatment and use an SPF30+ sunscreen every day.
- Commence your specialized skin care program two weeks prior to treatment.
- Apply a soothing gel product or ice pack to alleviate discomfort if needed.
- Only use gentle skin care products that don’t contain any perfume or alcohol combined with cool water.
- Apply your recommended moisturiser after washing the area.
- Do not use any products that contain any exfoliants for three to five days after treatment.
- Do not wax the area for at least three days or until settled.
- Make sure to keep the treated area out of the sun and to wear SPF30+ sunscreen at all times, if you are planning to be in the sun make sure the area is protected by clothing or a wide brimmed hat.
- Avoid any activities that are likely to make you perspire for at least 24 hours.