Acne Treatment at Light Touch Med Spa
Acne treatment is available at all of our Light Touch Med Spa locations in Oakville, Mississauga, Waterloo, Milton, and Markham. Acne is a skin concern which emerges due to the overproduction of oil by the skin’s oil glands. While the skin sebum is required to lubricate the skin, it sometimes gets trapped in blocked oil ducts, giving rise to pimples. Hormonal changes also cause the obstruction of sebaceous glands in the skin. The damage that occurs in and around the pilosebaceous unit, during the acne process causes acne scarring. It is one of the most dreaded outcomes of inflammatory lesions and has a profound impact on the psychological, professional and social lives of a person. Read on for more information about acne treatment at Light Touch Med Spa.
Treating Acne Scars at Light Touch Med Spa:
Laser treatments are the fastest way to deal with scars and hyperpigmentation left behind when acne heals, but can also be beneficial for inflammatory acne. However, it’s not known to be particularly helpful for noninflammatory comedonal acne. The primary benefit of laser therapy is that is has very precise effects. An Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, is also called a photofacial. It’s a machine that emits short bursts of a powerful, polychromatic light that go just below the surface of the skin, where they target either melanin or blood vessels. The light destroys the melanin or blood vessels and thus destroys things like age spots, spider veins, and acne symptoms. IPL can also stimulate collagen production and thus rejuvenate skin. A Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) aims an intense and focused light beam at blood vessels beneath the skin. The light becomes heat that obliterates the targeted blood vessel but leaves the neighboring skin and tissue unharmed. The PDL uses yellow light because it does not cause any long-term damage to the skin.
A PDL treatment is an outpatient treatment. The machine emits a cold spray just before the treatment that numbs the patient’s skin. The number of treatments needed depends on the severity of the skin condition. Both of these laser treatments can be effective with eliminating your acne symptoms and improving the look of your skin. IPL and PDL treatments are available at our Light Touch Med Spa locations in Oakville, Mississauga, Waterloo, Milton, and Markham.
Side effects of laser acne treatment:
In rare cases redness and irritation of the treated area may occur (like sunburn). There is also a small risk of pigment change following treatment. A small minority of patients develop bruising and blistering. This settles within a few days.
If you are experiencing acne symptoms or acne scarring and you are looking to have it treated, then laser acne treatment at LightTouch Med Spa is for you! Make an appointment for a free consultation at one of our clinics in Oakville, Mississauga, Waterloo, Milton, or Markham today! Continue browsing through our website for more information about our laser treatments and our other services!