The image on the right shows before and after Laser Acne Treatment
Laser Acne Treatments
Acne is a condition characterized by obstructed sebaceous glands, pimples, and sometimes deeper cysts or nodules that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Acne begins in adolescence and usually affects most teenagers at some time. However, adults too, can suffer with acne. When severe, acne can often result in scarring. Even less severe cases can lead to scarring, if not properly treated.
The most common form of acne is called acne vulgaris and is characterized by inflammatory lesions (pimples) that develop when sebaceous glands become obstructed and there is an abnormal proliferation of propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes bacteria).
Laser blue light at 470 nm is most often used to treat acne vulgaris. Under the influence of this light, porphyrin produced by the propionibacterium acnes, generates a singlet of oxygen, which then attacks and kills the bacterial cells.
Eight, brief treatments over just four weeks is all it takes to significantly improve a patient's acne. This is three times faster than common antibiotics.
Harmony? AFT treatments for acne are safe and involve no side effects or patient discomfort.
Patients see results quickly with most achieving 80% clearance in about four weeks.