Combating Acne with Laser Acne Treatment: A Comprehensive Overview

Laser treatments are known for their incredible results when treating acne scars, but what about active acne? With AviClear® laser therapy, we can now remedy acne at the source, helping patients see a long-lasting difference fast without needing prescription medication.

Acne Treatments at Spa One

For professional and significant results when it comes to stubborn acne, look no further than our laser acne treatments at Spa One at the Plastic Surgery Group. Our exceptional staff will happily meet with you at our state-of-the-art clinic in Albany, New York.

During your personalized consultation, we’ll assess your symptoms and medical history while listening closely to your aesthetic goals. If you are a candidate for the AviClear® laser treatment for acne, we can then discuss the important details of this procedure.

How Does Acne Form?

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition commonly leading to pimples, blackheads, and similar blemishes. It is generally caused by overactive sebaceous glands, which produce skin oils. Overactive sebaceous glands can stem from hormone imbalances (frequently during puberty), heredity, and stress.

The excess oil then combines with dead skin cells to block the pores. These clogged pores become a breeding ground for bacteria, increasing the likelihood of visible acne symptoms.

How Does AviClear® Work For Treating Acne?

Many acne scar removal treatments, even multiple cosmetic laser devices, aren’t used on active acne. This is because those devices work by creating a controlled wound to stimulate the body’s wound-healing response. But with the increased presence of skin bacteria, open wounds could potentially make matters worse.

Instead, AviClear® allows us to target the sebaceous glands themselves. Using a 1726 nm concentrated beam of light (laser), we can selectively treat the glands, reducing their oil output and thereby leading to improved pores and less acne.

Does AviClear® Hurt?

The AviClear® device is also equipped with AviCool™ sapphire skin cooling and smart sensors, greatly reducing the chance of discomfort. If anything, patients usually only report a dull snapping sensation. If necessary, we can also apply a topical numbing solution.

How Many Sessions Will I Need For My Acne To Go Away?

Patients typically only need three 30-minute appointments to experience their desired results. No downtime is required. In some instances, patients may need to schedule a follow-up treatment a few years later to maintain their results.

Is Laser Therapy My Only Option?

Not necessarily. Chemical peels are also an option when it comes to acne treatments. During a chemical peel, the pores are unclogged and dead skin cells are removed, leading to cleaner, rejuvenated skin. This can be a great choice if you only experience occasional flareups, but it will not have an effect on the sebaceous glands themselves.

Contact Spa One For More Details

If you are in the Albany, NY, area and would like to learn more about acne laser therapy, we’re here to help. Contact the Spa One team today to set up your initial consultation.

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