Acne is not a new skin condition, but using lasers to treat it is a modern and extremely effective solution. For any acne treatment to work, it must target the cause of your acne. This skin condition is a result of excess oil production in the skin and inflammation. Laser acne treatment, available for Los Angeles-area patients, holds many advantages over other acne treatments because it is a non-invasive, quick, and relatively pain-free procedure that can take away the daily hassle of medications. Plus, it often works when traditional acne treatments have failed to produce results because it targets the source of the problem.
Discuss laser acne treatment with Dr. Mark Youssef in Los Angeles. Schedule online or call our office to get more information.
What’s YOUnique about laser acne treatment?
Younique Cosmetic Surgery uses Blue Light Levulan acne treatment. This involves three mechanisms of action against acne. Levulan treatment deactivates the bacteria that triggers acne, removes the topmost layer of skin to unclog pores, and the most exciting mechanism is that Levulan treatment shuts down the sebaceous glands in the skin. This is exciting because sebaceous glands are the root cause in the formation of acne, so it has a long-lasting effect, even on severe acne!
Resistant and cystic acne frequently fail to respond to traditional over-the-counter measures of control. Laser acne treatment works even better than oral antibiotics and topical lotions. A safe topical two-step treatment that chemically coats and then destroys acne bacteria offers a new solution to an old problem.
While side effects from laser acne treatment are uncommon, you may get redness of skin that will last a week at most, during which time you should do no exercise for recovery purposes. You may also encounter skin discoloration, which can make your skin either lighter or darker. Depending on the person, you may encounter a slightly more severe pain, which will fade over a short period of time after your laser acne treatment.