Don't Pop the Pimple, Prevent the Cause: How Lasers Treat Acne From the Inside Out

When you have an acne breakout, it can be hard to leave your irritated skin alone. However, picking at or popping pimples could create further irritation, leaving scars. Even with careful skin care, you may continue to struggle with out-of-control acne outbreaks.

To deal with your acne at the source, it might be time to look into laser treatment. Laser therapy can resolve the bacterial issues that cause your acne outbreaks, giving you smooth, clear skin and evening out any scarring left by previous outbreaks. At Lasercare Skin Clinic, Bruce Sanderson, MD, has the expertise you can trust to deliver effective results every time. Dr. Sanderson can advise you on whether laser treatment could be the answer you've been looking for to solve your skin care problems.

Bacteria play a big role in acne outbreaks

Lots of factors come together to create a bad acne breakout. It starts with oils in your skin clogging your pores. When this happens, bacteria proliferate in the clogged area, creating redness, swelling, and discomfort. Bacteria cause the formation of:

When you're dealing with a breakout, inflamed blemishes can break the surface of your skin, resulting in potential scars.

How laser treatment can help with acne

With laser therapy, we use gentle rays of light and radiant heat to destroy acne-causing bacteria under the surface of your skin. We carefully calibrate instruments so that they don't harm the deeper layers of your skin, only targeting the outer layers where bacteria can cluster. When your skin is bacteria-free, you're more protected from and less prone to acne outbreaks.

Laser treatments can also start to resolve scarring left behind by previous outbreaks. With the damaged outer layers of your skin removed, and your natural skin elasticity stimulated by the laser, you should see a smoother, more even face.

Safe and effective treatment

Even if you've tried topical treatments like creams or gels for your acne without lasting results, laser therapy may be the right solution for you. By removing bacteria from your skin’s surface, you can reduce current outbreaks and prevent future acne breakouts. Laser therapy also reaches deeper into your dermis to target and destroy potentially harmful bacteria there.

We safely calibrate your treatment to kill bacteria without causing significant side effects. You might see some redness or experience a little tenderness in the treatment area right after your session, but any side effects should resolve completely within a day or two. Until your skin recovers, keep it sheltered from the sun, and avoid contact with any harsh chemicals or cleansers.

You may need multiple treatment sessions to see your best results. On average, we use about 4-8 sessions for patients with acne issues. 

To get started on your laser therapy treatment journey and eliminate your acne both now and in the future, get in touch with Lasercare Skin Clinic today. Dr. Sanderson treats new and current patients from a conveniently located office in Little Rock, Arkansas. You can book your initial consultation appointment over the phone, or by using the online booking tool.

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