Adult acne is usually an aesthetically undesirable problem to contend with. Not only that, but in some cases, it can cause discomfort or even pain for some patients. The typical solution sought out for this common problem is usually topical ointments or creams, which have varying degrees of success. They result in many individuals feeling discouraged at having spent what might amount to be a great deal of money on treatments which only half worked, and only during the time that the ointments were being applied.
For a more longer lasting solution, many adults with acne have turned to laser treatments, which can potentially resolve acne for a long time. This is because these treatments are designed to resolve the root cause of the acne rather than covering it up or temporarily masking symptoms. Furthermore, adults with acne scars may benefit from laser treatments as well, because this technology is a non-surgical means of removing scars and enhancing the overall appearance of the skin for a smoother, more vibrant and youthful appearance. Let’s take a few moments to explore how laser treatments can cure adult acne and remove acne scarring and learn how you can begin taking charge of your appearance in relatively short order.
How Can Laser Treatments Potentially Cure Adult Acne?
Laser treatments such as IPL (intense pulse light) treatments or CO2 laser treatments can resolve adult acne, potentially long lasting, because these forms of treatment employ the use of a high-powered beam of light to the upper layers of the skin. This removes the top layer of skin and allows the lower layer to emerge, presenting the patient with new, healthy, more youthful-looking skin.
What does this mean for acne? Since acne tends to develop when skin cells don’t properly shed, the pores become blocked and filled with sebum and bacteria that cannot escape the skin. The bacteria that causes acne will, as you would imagine, be destroyed along with the upper layer of the skin when the laser treatment is applied. This can help prevent future acne breakouts as well as eliminate any current acne on the skin. The treatment may also shrink the sebaceous glands within the skin, which means that the skin would produce less oil—one of the primary causes of acne.
How do Laser Treatments Remove Acne Scars?
Acne scars are mostly superficial, on the upper layer of the skin. Therefore, similar to the removal of acne itself, these indentations (scars) on the skin can be removed by using a laser treatment like IPL. These treatments resurface the skin and stimulate the generation of collagen within the body—this not only helps reduce the appearance of scars from acne, but can also smooth out fine lines or wrinkles and reduce the signs of natural ageing. Your physician may suggest an approach to acne and acne scar removal that uses multiple forms of treatment and different kinds of lasers. But each patient is different, so the best way to find out is through a consultation with a medical professional.
Learning More About Laser Treatments and Taking Action
If you’d like to learn more about laser treatments for adult acne or acne scarring, please feel more than welcome to contact Dr. Cory Torgerson. This award-winning plastic surgeon has his offices conveniently located in Toronto and has served countless individuals from Canada, the United States, and around the world. Learn how Dr. Torgerson and his staff of medical professionals can help you achieve your aesthetic goals in the most efficient way possible. Dial (647) 343-0207 to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.