Acne & Acne Scarring Treatment

What Is Smoothbeam?
Smoothbeam is a safe, FDA approved treatment that treats both active acne and acne scars and can be used to stimulate collagen. To treat active acne, Smoothbeam uses a laser to heat the sebaceous glands of the skin in order to reduce the number of acne lesions. This process safely stimulates new collagen formation. By stimulating new collagen, Smoothbeam can improve the appearance of acne scars by reducing the depth and softening the edge of the scar.
For the best results, we recommend a minimum of 3-6 treatments with 1-4 weeks between each treatment. Let us know if you have any questions!


Acne 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.