Laser Acne Treatment

A fast and simple solution for clear skin.

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Care Instructions

  • No Accutane 6 months prior to procedure.
  • Avoid salicylic acids, glycolic acids, benzoyl peroxide, vitamin C, retinoids, etc. for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Inform the provider if you have a history of cold sores. If so, you will be treated prophylactically.
  • Take prescribed medication as directed (if applicable).
  • Come to the office with a clean face freshly washed with an antibacterial soap (No makeup/moisturizers/sunscreens).
  • You may feel a warming sensation during and after the procedure. This will resolve spontaneously.
  • The treated skin may appear slightly red.
  • Sunscreen will be applied to your skin directly after treatment.
  • You may have crustiness, bronzing, peeling and itching. This will improve daily.
  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds during the healing process and indefinitely to prolong results. If you are exposed to the sun without protection in the immediate healing period, this can trigger dark spots. Please protect your skin to avoid this.
  • Avoid salicylic acids, glycolic acids, benzoyl peroxide, vitamin C, retinoids, etc. for 3 to 4 weeks after the skin is healed.
  • You will start to enjoy your new skin within a few weeks.
  • Maintenance sessions may be needed once monthly to maintain control of breakouts.

FAQs

  • Fotona offers a laser acne treatment protocol that provides a truly comprehensive solution to the problem of acne. Fotona’s precisely controlled Nd:YAG laser light safely penetrates into skin to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands and to reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation.
  • For improving the appearance of acne scars, Fotona offers a complementary laser treatment based on a precise and gentle skin resurfacing procedure in which an Er:YAG laser beam is absorbed by the top micro-layers of the skin to vaporize scarred tissue and stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis.
  • For active acne, Fotona’s laser treatment reduces acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating effects. Fotona’s high powered Nd:YAG laser safely penetrates the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands.
  • In addition to its thermal penetration effects, the Nd:YAG acne laser treatment also accelerates the healing process and stimulates collagen remodeling, an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.
  • For treating problematic acne scars, Fotona’s Er:YAG laser wavelength is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision. The Er:YAG laser safely and effectively provides the minimal penetration depth required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, helping to improve skin texture and tone. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled. The laser gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below. Laser resurfacing is a fast, safe and simple procedure.
  • No, no numbing is required for this treatment.
  • The entire treatment only takes about 15 minutes
  • You will start to enjoy your new skin within a few weeks.
  • Total treatment sessions will depend on the severity of your acne.
  • Typically, patients need 3-6 treatment sessions to achieve control.
  • If a package series is purchased, treatments will be performed every week for the duration of the package.
  • Maintenance sessions may be needed (after your treatment package) once monthly to maintain control of breakouts.
  • A single session per treatment area is $200
  • A package of 3 treatment sessions per treatment area is $500
  • Everyone is different, but typically there is a gradual warming sensation which dissipates quickly after the procedure is completed.
  • No downtime required.
  • Please combine these treatments with a customized skin care regimen for optimal results.