Did you know that acne is the 8th most common disease in the world affecting teens and people well into their 40s? Suffering from acne can cause distress and loss of self-confidence. The good news is that we now offer a high-tech solution to treat your condition. Photodynamic Acne Therapy works immediately and is best for treating moderate to severe acne.
Why Are the Causes of Acne Breakouts?
Acne is a skin condition that transpires when your hair follicles are clogged up with dead skin cells and oil. It can cause blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and possibly acne scars. Hormonal changes are the primary causes of acne which usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders. Teen acne is common, but adult acne can also be present.
How Does Photodynamic Acne Therapy Work?
Photodynamic acne therapy is a procedure that utilizes a light that activates a photosensitizing drug applied to the skin to target and destroy acne and diminish existing scarring. You will see results immediately. Photodynamic therapy has shown success in treating resistant and cystic acne when other treatments have failed. It kills the acne bacteria along with reducing the size and activity of the sebaceous glands that are the leading causes of developing acne. You will likely need two to three treatments about two weeks apart, but that will depend on the severity of your acne.
What Is the Process?
First, we will thoroughly cleanse your skin. We will apply the photosensitizing agent to the treatment area and allow it to soak for about 20 minutes. We will use a specific wavelength of light to activate the drug. Your treatment should take about 30-45 minutes, and is virtually painless. You will need to avoid the sun for about 48 hours after the procedure. You may experience some redness as your skin heals, but that should resolve in about a week.
Can Active Acne Breakouts Be Treated?
We can treat active acne breakouts. The treatment targets and destroys acne lesions as the solution and light kill the bacteria and reduce inflammation. We use blue light for moderate cases and red light for deeper scarring or severe acne.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Contact us at Bambhania Dermatology and Aesthetics to learn more about Photodynamic Acne Therapy and how it can restore your clear skin and rid you of blemishes. That could be the beginning of a whole new you!