What is Acne?
Acne forms when secretions from the oil glands clog the small opening of hair follicles, or pores. When the openings are large, the plugged pores can take the form of blackheads which look like tiny spots with a dark center. When the pores stay small, they form flesh-colored bumps that are known as whiteheads.
Blackheads and whiteheads can develop into pimples, which are swollen inflammations. While acne usually diminishes as people are in their early twenties, many adults continue to suffer from persistent acne.
Types of Laser Acne Treatment
We use different types of lasers to treat various kinds of acne, including whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules and cystic acne. The two basic types of lasers for cosmetic procedures are ablative and non-ablative.
Both types of lasers destroy elements of your skin so new cells can grow back stronger and more toned. Ablative lasers vaporize the top layers of damaged skin while non-ablative lasers work deeper in the skin without damaging the top layers.
Customized Laser Acne Treatment
Before you start laser acne treatment, our doctor will review your medical history, discuss what cosmetic procedures you’ve had in the past and examine the areas you would like treated. Whether you have persistent pimples or severe acne scars, our experienced doctor will develop a customized laser acne treatment plan. The first consultation help our doctors determine the tone and thickness of your skin.
How Quickly Can I See Results from Laser Acne Treatment?
It takes anywhere from 3 to 10 days for your skin to heal from laser acne treatment. Depending on the person, it could take a few weeks to a few months to notice a difference, but the results are long lasting. You may only need one or two maintenance treatments a year to maintain the effects.
What Causes Acne Scars?
Acne scars can be caused by genetics, your lifestyle or bad habits. If people have family history with acne scars, they will most likely get it too. However even people with good genes, acne scars can develope if they are often exposed to the sun and don’t have a good skincare routine.
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing for Acne Scars
People who suffer from severe acne scars can benefit from laser skin resurfacing. It involves directing short and concentrated beams of light at irregular skin to remove layers of skin in a precise way. Each laser vaporizes damaged skin at the surface level.
Our fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment is a safe and effective acne scar treatment. It works by treating a fraction of the skin in intervals and leaves the surrounding skin tissue intact for quick healing.
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Regenerates skin cells and improves the skin’s appearance
Long Lasting Results
The effects of laser acne treatment can last for years
Minimal Maintenance Treatments
You only need one or two maintenance sessions a year after your laser acne treatment is done
What Happens During Laser Acne Treatment?
If small areas are being treated, our doctor will numb the areas with a local anesthetic. If our team is treating a part of your face, the procedure takes 30 to 45 minutes. If your whole face is being treated, you may need general anesthesia and the session could take up to two hours.
The laser beam will destroy the outer layer of skin while heating the underlying skin at the same time. As the wound heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and tighter. The healing stimulates the production of collagen which is a key protein helps your skin become smoother.
Cost of Laser Acne Treatment
The price varies depending on which areas are being treated and the number of sessions that need to be done. Our aesthetician will tell you how many appointments are needed to get the results you want after a consultation.
To get customized estimate of the cost of laser acne treatment, please contact our NYC location at 1800 355-3308. Our representatives will help guide you through a variety of payment and financing options including package deals.