At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we offer a wide variety of treatments for a multitude of cosmetic issues. Our specialty may be cosmetic laser treatments, but we also use the other advanced technologies and treatments at our disposal to improve the appearance of everything from eyelashes to cellulite. One of the most common aesthetic issues that many of our patients want to address is acne. Despite what some people may assume, acne can affect anyone of any age, and adults frequently seek treatment for this condition. At Laser Lights, we can tailor your acne treatment to your specific needs and preferences.
Acne is caused by a variety of factors and can be bacterial or hormonal in nature, but many different patients who experience acne can benefit from one of our custom procedures. When oils in your skin clog up your pores, it creates an environment in which bacteria can reproduce more prolifically than they normally can. This leads to the formation of blackheads, whiteheads, swelling, redness, discomfort, pain, and inflamed blemishes. When these blemishes break the skin, they can potentially result in acne scarring. This is especially likely when pimples aren’t properly treated—most commonly, when a person with acne “picks” or “pops” their zits. This is a bad habit not only because it can cause scarring, but also because it can cause the agitated blemish to come back even more inflamed and conspicuous.
The best acne treatment for you will depend on the severity of your acne, the qualities of your skin, and the causes of your acne. For certain mild-to-medium cases of acne, we offer a facial that’s specially formulated to treat acne by clearing clogged pores. For cases that require a more powerful treatment, we may use SilkPeel® to clear away oils, dirt, debris, and dead or damaged skin cells from the skin’s surface. Additionally, unlike similar treatments, SilkPeel® involves applying topical acne medications during the exfoliation process to allow them to penetrate deeper into the skin. SilkPeel® also renews one’s facial complexion and may reduce the appearance of some acne scars. Similarly, a chemical peel can penetrate the top layers of the skin, clearing away acne-causing elements and stimulating the healing process.
Pore extractions can be another powerful element of treating acne. This process removes blockages from pores while preserving the integrity of the pores’ structures. Pore extraction can be added to SilkPeel® treatments or the Fire & Ice Facial to achieve maximum acne prevention. In addition to active acne reduction and prevention treatments, we offer several ways of alleviating acne scarring. Depending on the patient’s needs, we may utilize Réjuvapen® microneedling, fractionated CO2 laser skin resurfacing, micro laser peel, or (for milder cases of scarring) a standard chemical peel.
Whether you’ve had one of our specialized acne treatments or not, one of our expert aestheticians can help you find the right skincare products to allow you to prevent and treat your acne at home. We can also give advice on what habits to adopt and avoid to keep your acne at bay. At Laser Lights, we recognize that your beauty and skin needs are unique, and that’s why we offer a free skin consultation with one of our experts. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services, please call 770.495.9322. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.