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Laser Acne Treatment Markham
Acne is a common skin problem caused by overactive oil glands. While the skin does need oil to lubricate it, the oil can sometimes get trapped in blocked ducts and thereby cause acne to develop. There are many treatments for this condition, and laser acne treatment is one of the most effective. If you are struggling with your acne or your acne scarring, and you are looking for a way to diminish the appearance, we recommend that you consider laser acne treatment in the Markham area at LightTouch Med Spa. Read on for more information the benefits of laser acne treatment at our medical spas.
How do laser acne treatment work?
There are several different lasers that may be used to treat acne, but generally they work in one of two ways:
- One way is for the laser to heat the sebaceous (oil) glands in your skin (without any effect on the outer layers of your skin) causing the sebaceous gland to shrink in size so that it produces less oil.
- Some acne is caused by bacteria that are normally on your skin. When these bacteria get trapped in hair follicles without oxygen it causes inflammation. The second way lasers work is to create oxygen within the trapped pore which destroys the bacteria causing the inflammation.
What causes acne?
The pores in your skin contain oil producing glands called sebaceous glands that release oil called sebum. This production of sebum is normal for the development of your skin. Acne occurs when your pores become ‘clogged’ with sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria that is normally present on your skin. Often the walls of a clogged pore can become damaged. If this occurs the bacteria and dead skin cells work their way under live skin cells. This results in an infection that is evident by the development of pimples with redness. The deeper the clogged pore the worse the infection becomes often causing a cyst.
What results can I expect and how soon?
Results vary from patient to patient and depend upon what laser treatment is recommended. Usually results will be noticed after the second or third treatment. Depending upon the laser used results will be noticeable anywhere from 3 weeks to 2 months after beginning treatments.
How long will laser acne treatment be effective?
The effectiveness varies from patient to patient but generally results are long lasting. In some cases patients will be required to undergo an occasional follow up treatment once or twice a year.
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