Acne & Acne Scarring Treatment
Smoothbeam acne laser therapy is a safe and effective way to treat your facial/back acne. This gentle, safe treatment uses a laser to target overactive sebaceous glands in your skin – the root cause of acne.
Smoothbeam emits a wavelength of light that is strongly absorbed by water in your skin. As the laser penetrates into the skin, heat is generated in and around the sebaceous glands in the upper layers of your skin. The heating of the sebaceous glands creates a mild thermal injury that changes the activity and function of the glands.
Shortly after the first treatment, you will start to see a reduction in the number of acne lesions on your skin. These lesions do not reappear for as long as 6 months.
Acne Scarring & Collagen Production
Smoothbeam laser therapy is an effective way to treat your acne scars. Smoothbeam laser treatment safely targets and heats collagen in the upper dermis, stimulating new collagen formation. New collagen can improve the appearance of atrophic acne scars by reducing the depth and softening the edge of the scar.
After the first session, you will be seen for a followup evaluation. The number of subsequent treatments depends on the anatomical location of the scars, their depth, and the desired results. Avoid sun exposure for two weeks before and after the laser treatment.
About the Treatment
Most patients report the procedure to be “mild” with little more than a slight snapping or stinging sensation, like a rubber band. Topical anesthetics are available if you find the procedure to be uncomfortable. Avoiding sun exposure for two weeks before and after the laser procedure is very important. Depending on the size of the treated area, a session could last from 5 to 30 minutes.