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Dr Masa Gorsic Krisper

Aesthetics & Dermatology Program Manager, Fotona

Acne is a very common skin condition that can often be challenging to treat. Lasers can help in more ways than one.

With active acne, the pores of the skin become blocked by sebum (from sebaceous glands), bacteria and dead skin cells. If inflammation causes the pores to swell and damage deeper layers of the skin, the end result can be acne scarring, which is a common complication that develops to some degree in the majority of acne sufferers.

Fortunately, the latest acne laser treatments provide a truly comprehensive solution to the problem of acne, achieving superior clinical results by employing the TwinLight approach – two complementary wavelengths of near-infrared light (Er:YAG and Nd:YAG). Treatments are fast, easy to perform and have an unsurpassed success rate compared to alternative methods.

Fast and effective results for active acne

For patients with active acne, Fotona offers a highly effective, minimally invasive laser treatment for active acne that helps to reduce acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating effects. A high powered laser is applied to safely penetrate the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively target overactive sebaceous glands and to reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation. The VSP laser pulses create virtually instantaneous temperature increases that are limited to the targeted structures only, so that no unnecessary energy is deposited into the skin.

Treating acne by laser is the least invasive and most patient-friendly method possible.

In addition to its thermal penetration effects, the Nd:YAG acne laser treatment also helps to accelerate the healing process and stimulate collagen remodelling, an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.

Before and after treatment | Images courtesy of Ursa Florijancic, M.D.

Gentle and effective acne scar revision

For helping to improve the appearance of problematic acne scars, Fotona’s Er:YAG laser wavelength with proprietary VSP pulses is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision. The Er:YAG laser safely and effectively provides the optimal penetration depth required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, helping to improve skin texture and tone. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled. The laser gently vaporises micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below. Laser resurfacing is a fast, safe and simple procedure.

Treating acne by laser is the least invasive and most patient-friendly method possible. No medication is required and complete recovery is usually achieved within days.

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