Acne usually makes an appearance during puberty when young people are undergoing major hormonal changes, although recent years have seen older people being affected, with outbreaks manifesting themselves even once adolescence is well over.
Sebaceous glands can become enlarged and blocked as a result of these hormonal changes. Bacteria present on the skin can cause these blocked glands to become infected and inflamed, leading to acne.
There are many factors involved in the formation of acne, and each person reacts differently to treatment, but laser acne treatment can dramatically improve both the appearance of old scars and help prevent new spots from forming.
The light actually eliminates the bacteria that cause infection, while safely and gently heating up the skin. The heat generated stimulates the production of collagen below the skin’s surface, which is necessary for the skin’s natural healing process to take place.
The treatment is non-invasive and is not aggressive, and can be applied to any of the typical trouble areas: face, back, neck and chest. It is also fast, with a facial treatment normally taking as little as twenty minutes to complete.
Many people report an improvement after the first sessions, although a programme of sessions will be planned by your practitioner for optimal results and regained confidence.