Results for hard to treat acne
Safe & Effective / Minimal Downtime
Best treatment for: Individuals with difficult-to-treat acne.
MCH Laser and Wellness Center uses many procedures to treat acne. Two options use a laser or a laser-like device called intense pulsed light (IPL). Photodynamic therapy combines a medication applied to the skin’s surface followed by IPL treatment to shrink the sebaceous glands beneath the skin. Another specialized type of IPL called Broad Band Light (BBL) is used directly on the skin to reduce oil gland activity and bacterial counts, both of which improve acne. Facial scarring resulting from acne is best treated with fractional laser resurfacing.
If you’re interested in learning more about Laser Acne Treatment please schedule a free consultation by calling us at MCH Laser and Wellness Center: 432-640-6470 or click here to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Acne Treatment at MCH Laser and Wellness Center
What is Laser Acne Treatment?
Laser Acne Treatment employs laser or IPL light energy to shrink the sebaceous glands beneath the skin or to reduce bacterial counts. Acne is caused by overactive sebaceous glands in the skin. The sebaceous glands release sebum (oil), which can clog the pores, leaving the sebum trapped beneath the skin. The resulting black and white heads (comedones) may cause the bacterium Propronibacterium acnes (P. acnes) to flourish, which can cause inflammation, pustules and nodules in the skin.
Is a Laser Acne Treatment painful?
Most patients experience minimal discomfort during a Laser Acne Treatment.
How long is a typical Laser Acne Treatment?
Acne Laser Treatment time varies based upon the areas being treated. Photodynamic therapy takes longer because the applied medication needs time to absorb into the skin. A series of treatments will be recommended by the physician.
What are the side effects of Laser Acne Treatment?
Laser Acne Treatment has mild side effects. Depending on the types of treatment utilized patients may experience slight skin discoloration and minor swelling. Downtime is minimal after BBL treatment and most patients can resume normal activities immediately. After photodynamic therapy patients must avoid direct sunlight for 36 hours and may experience swelling, redness and flaking skin for a few days.
What results can I expect?
Although results vary from patient to patient, many patients see a marked improvement in difficult-to-treat acne.
How Much Does Laser Acne Treatment cost at MCH Laser and Wellness?
Laser Acne Treatment varies in cost depending upon final treatment recommendations made by the doctor. Please contact us for a more specific cost.
How do I get started?
Call MCH Laser and Wellness Center at 432-640-6470 to schedule your Laser Acne Treatment consultation or for more information or click here to contact us.