Believe it or not, acne is the 8th most common disease in the world and can affect people in their teens and well into their 40s. Suffering from acne can be very debilitating, especially when it occurs on your face. Acne is caused by hair follicles which clog with dead skin cells and oil resulting in large blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and possible scarring. Even though the face is the most distressing place to have acne, it can occur anywhere there is a high number of oil glands – the back, upper chest for instance.
But there is help for those suffering from acne. The most common treatment for acne involves prescriptions for antibiotics or topical gels, and those take the time to work. Photodynamic Therapy is a treatment that works immediately and is best for moderate to severe acne.
We offer the fastest and most effective treatment available to control acne and to clear up the skin from acne outbreaks. Photodynamic Therapy combines light and a light activated solution that targets and destroys acne and helps diminish existing acne scarring. What’s great is that you will start to see results immediately! Usually, 2-3 treatments about two weeks apart is sufficient, depending on the severity of the acne.
Active breakouts can be treated. Acne lesions are targeted and destroyed as the solution and light kill the bacteria and the inflammation during the treatments. Less severe cases use a blue light and deeper scarring and more severe acne cases use a red light since it penetrates deeper.
We thoroughly clean your skin. A photosensitizing agent is applied to your treatment area and allowed to absorb into your skin for about 20 minutes or so. That agent is activated by a specific wavelength of light. Each treatment takes about 30-45 minutes from start to finish and is painless. Once treatment is complete, you will need to stay inside and avoid the sun completely for about 48 hours. You will have some redness as your skin heals, which will last about a week.
If you are tired of coping with moderate to severe acne, call us today for a consultation. This could be the beginning of a whole new you!
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