[blockquote type=”float-left”]Acne affects almost everyone — more than 90% of all adolescents, nearly 50% of all adult women and 25% of all adults.[/blockquote]
Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones and other substances on the skin’s oil glands, sebaceous glands and hair follicles. Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) are the anaerobic bacterium that causes acne. Severe acne can lead to permanent scarring. The Sciton Joule’s BroadBand Light treatment allows controlled heating of sub-epidermal layers of the skin.
With proper treatment, the procedure will lead to collagen remodeling, proliferation of active fibroblasts, and treating over-acting sebaceous glands that result in the reduction of acne and improve acne scarring non-ablatively.
Acne Treatment with Sciton Joule Laser System
Many people have been battling acne by using the typical creams and ointments, but now there is an innovative technology that can leave your skin looking clearer and smoother in just a few short weeks.
If you experience any of the many signs of acne like clogged pores, pimples, cysts, blackheads and whiteheads, BroadBand Light therapy for acne. BroadBand Light (BBL) Pulsed Light Technology can be used to improve the appearance of acne scars as well. The BBL Pulsed Light Technology produced from the Sciton Laser dramatically improves skin condition and gives you back the clear complexion you have been striving for.
How Does the Treatment Work
The Sciton BBL Pulsed Light Treatment destroys acne by heating the sebaceous glands found in the dermis (the upper layers) of the skin, which reduces oil production, which in turn reduces the active acne. This takes place over the course of repeated treatments within 2-4 weeks.
Acne scarring can be treated by Microlaser Peel and Pro-fractional treatment. These skin resurfacing techniques help to remove the damaged skin layers and allow new healthier skin to emerge. [blockquote type=”float-right”]People of all races and ages get acne. It is most common in adolescents and young adults. An estimated 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point.[/blockquote]
How many treatments are usually needed?
Studies have shown that for many patients the results for acne reduction can be seen in 4-6 treatments. For most patients six treatments are recommended for optimal results. These results should last about 3 months.
During your initial consultation with Dr. LeBeau, options for treatments will be discussed to determine the best course of action for achieving your specific goals. You will also discuss your treatment schedule and what results you can expect.
What is a treatment session like?
When you arrive for your acne treatment you will need to put safety goggles or glasses on to protect your eyes. As the procedure begins, you may notice a warming sensation on your skin. Many patients describe a snapping sensation very similar to a rubber band snap. This happens as the pulsed light energy is absorbed into the specific treatment areas.
The treatment session will take between 15 and 30 minutes. The length of your procedure will depend on the size of the area being treated, the type of procedure, and how deep the pulsed light needs to penetrate.