All About Laser Treatment for Acne

Because laser light is absorbed by haemoglobin (our red blood cells), it can decrease inflammation and is beneficial for treating inflammatory acne or for pigmentation removal. As such, laser treatment for acne has become more and more prevalent.

Bacteria are present when you have acne on your face. These bacteria also contain colours. These bacteria pigments absorb the laser’s light when it is used. The light warms up the germs, eventually killing them.

Furthermore, because this bacterium is prevalent in the oil gland, by heating and destroying the bacteria, you may lower the oiliness of your gland and, as a result, diminish the size of the gland. In other words, oily skin can also be addressed.

Both fractional carbon dioxide (Fractional CO2) and copper bromide lasers can cure and remove acne scars.

Acne scars can also be efficiently treated using laser treatments. The segmented lasers directly produce rays on the skin during the laser therapy procedure, generating small invisible lesions to the human eye.

These rays stimulate collagen formation and repair, allowing your skin to smooth out acne scars with healthy collagen swiftly.

What to look out for.

While several home treatments may temporarily alleviate your skin issue, using the wrong or inappropriate things for your acne may cause it to worsen.

Some “remedies,” such as lemon and tea tree oil, may even trigger contact eczema, which you don’t want! Acne is typically a long-term issue that requires ongoing care and maintenance during the healing phase.

Also, we want to tackle the underlying cause of these scars and acne, so just concealing them with cosmetics and concealers will always be ineffective.

Furthermore, by covering our acne scars, we are further clogging our skin pores. As a result, acne will worsen, resulting in even more acne scars.

Acne is just transient, but acne scars can last a lifetime. So, don’t take any chances or shortcuts while treating acne because the scars left by inexperienced hands or unproven therapies might not be worth it!

Some myths about acne.

Speaking of acne, there are several myths regarding the condition that many people believe. Here are a few examples!

FALSE: Acne only occurs throughout adolescence.

Acne occurs more often in adolescents aged 13 to 19, yet around half will continue to have acne throughout adulthood.

FALSE: Eating spicy foods aggravates acne.

There is some evidence that a low glycemic index and high-fibre diets, such as vegetables and beans, may lower the amount of acne lesions. Still, it cannot be used as a monotherapy, which means that simply altering your diet will not cure your acne.

FALSE: We need to squeeze those pimples out. 

To begin with, germs can penetrate the skin and cause infection if you squeeze them with your hands without properly cleansing them. Second, by forcing pimples to come out without using good technique, you risk injuring the deeper layers of skin and causing scarring. There are suitable procedures called comedone extraction in which we make a tiny incision on the white head and extract the substance with a comedone extractor.

FALSE: We need to apply additional moisturiser.

By applying moisturiser to oily skin, you are really clogging the hair follicles and exacerbating the acne. Instead, look for non-comedogenic products which will not clog your pores.