Acne/Rosacea Treatments

 

Acne appears when a pore in our skin clogs. This clog begins with dead skin cells. Normally, dead skin cells rise to surface of the pore, and the body sheds the cells. When the body starts to make lots of sebum (see-bum), oil that keeps our skin from drying out, the dead skin cells can stick together inside the pore. Instead of rising to the surface, the cells become trapped inside the pore.

Sometimes bacteria that live on our skin, p. acnes, also get inside the clogged pore. Inside the pore, the bacteria have a perfect environment for multiplying very quickly. With loads of bacteria inside, the pore becomes inflamed (red and swollen). If the inflammation goes deep into the skin, an acne cyst or nodule appears.

Rosacea is a common skin disease. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people. The redness can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. Even the ears, chest, and back can be red all the time.

Laser therapies reduce the amount of surface bacteria on the skin. The laser gets deep into the root of the pore to kill bacteria and reduce the likelihood of acne formation. The laser treatment is ideal for treating active acne and pustules. In addition, laser treatments can reduce the appearance of acne scarring and dark spots that have been left as a result of prior acne, as well as facial redness and flushing.

GentleYAG Pro is the laser treatment unit of choice at Enhanced Aesthetics & Laser Center. This Gentle Pro series lasers have been shown in clinical evidence to have a very high success rate in the treatment of acne, facial redness, and flushing.

*American Academy of Dermatology, 2017.

Process Time: 20-30 minutes
Pain Level: Little to no pain.
Recovery: Minimal - Redness may be present immediately following procedure
Results: Multiple treatments may be needed to achieve maximum results.