Treating Acne with Laser Therapy

The teenage angst of suffering acne sometimes lingers into adult hood. For those who have suffered adult acne, the experience can leave a self-esteem deflated and a confidence falling into the negatives. Adult acne is often caused by stress and hormonal imbalances rather than poor diet choice. This leaves limited methods of treatment available, and often the one rarely considered is the more effective laser therapy. Laser therapy can tackle acne head on. From the blackhead to the scarring cystic acne, multiple laser treatments can help minimise acne and sometimes stop it in its tracks.

What is Acne and How is It Treated?

At Precision Laser Therapy, we can reduce and sometimes eliminate the scarring that acne leaves on your body. When healthy skin pores become blocked with debris and oil, trapped bacteria creates the ideal territory for acne, and inflammation then occurs. Usually this is in the form of blackheads, whiteheads, and painful pustules. Cystic acne, the leading cause of pitted scarring and discolouration, is the more severe acne type that laser therapy can treat. Laser treatment tackles mild and severe acne by directing a laser to penetrate deep into the skin. The sebaceous glands are targeted to eradicate the bacteria that helps to create acne; and the laser also shrinks the oil glands. As a result, future breakouts are often less severe and healthier skin is achieved.

What Causes Acne?

There are no set causes for acne. Environmental and genetic factors, as well as physiological changes, such as hormonal imbalances, are impossible to avoid or negate. Diet can also be a contributing factor for acne breakouts. Diets rich in antioxidants, minerals and water will have a positive effect on your skin, but sometimes it isn’t enough to leave you with the skin you want. It is important to recognise that acne is now considered a treatable medical condition that has successful medical interventions available, such as laser therapy.

What Does Laser Acne Treatment Involve?

At Precision Laser Therapy, we can help reduce acne anywhere on the body, including the face, chest, back, arms, and other problem areas of the skin that may be experienced. Laser therapy is more suitable for those with deep acne scarring where scar tissue has formed. The laser therapy will stimulate collagen production to smooth over acne scars and improve the overall texture of your skin. Laser therapy penetrates the superficial layers of skin, killing off the acne bacteria. For those with acute chest and back acne, laser therapy is a more effective treatment than traditional methods as a way to combat the condition.

Is There Any Downtime?

The walk-in-walk-out ability to resume your daily activities after laser treatment, with any skin condition, means no downtime. On occasion a mild-like sunburn might occur, but generally reduces over 24 to 48 hours, and is easily treated with mild pain relief or cooling gels. Precision Laser Therapy sessions often run for 30 minutes or less, making it a suitable lunchtime treatment during office hours.For the procedure, a warm tingling sensation may be experienced. The friendly team at Precision Laser Therapy can discuss any concerns, and also suggest pain relief options for you.

Affordable Laser Treatment Packages 

Incorrect procedures can cause further scarring. It is important that you consult with an experienced professional before undergoing any laser treatment. At Precision Laser Therapy, laser treatments start at low prices, with each session lasting only a few minutes to 30 minutes, depending on the area treated. Our staff consists of a fully trained professional team with many combined years’ experience in improving acne-affected skin. Boost your confidence today and treat your acne. Contact Precision Laser Therapy for your professional consult and reinvent your confidence today.

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