How do the treatments work?
Using Laserscope’s FDA cleared green laser, light is delivered through the skin’s surface triggering the bodies’ natural bacteria fighting defenses. These defenses kill the problem causing bacteria, significantly reducing the severity of current and future breakouts.
Is it painful?
Many patients say each laser pulse feels like the snap of a rubber band against the skin, though treatments over active acne may be more uncomfortable. Your medical practitioner may recommend a topical anesthetic in order to make treatments more comfortable.
What can I expect following the treatment?
Your face may appear slightly flushed and swollen, though these effects usually subside after a few hours or days. Sunscreen should be applied and, if you wish, make-up may be applied immediately after treatment, as the skin’s surface is not actually damaged by the laser. Please check with your doctor to determine if your make-up is appropriately formulated for acne sufferers.
How long will the effects last?
Clinical data suggests that most patients find their acne will improve after the completion of about four treatments, two a week for two weeks. While many patients continue to improve in the months following treatment, some patients experience a plateau in their improvement. Repeated treatments may be necessary to maintain results.