Laser treatment of Active Acne reduces acne inflammation by photoselective absorption and heating of overactive sebaceous glands. The power of an Nd:YAG laser is used to accelerate the healing process and to reduce the possibility of developing new acne inflammation. Laser treatment of Acne Scars is based on the precise and gentle skin resurfacing procedure where the Er:YAG laser is absorbed by the top micro-layers of the skin to vaporize scarred skin and stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis.
How does it work?
1. Active acne: A high power Nd:YAG laser is used to penetrate the skin deep enough to thermally and selectively destroy large sebaceous glands.
2. Acne scars: The Er:YAG laser is used to remove micron-thin layers of skin so that new skin can form in its place. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser resurfacing allows to be easily controlled. The laser gently vaporizes the acne-scarred surface of the skin so that undamaged skin below is revealed.
Fotona’s precisely controlled Nd:YAG laser wavelength safely penetrates into skin with the optimal depth to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands. In addition to its thermal penetration effects, the Nd:YAG acne laser treatment also stimulates collagen remodeling, an important step in the treatment of acne. For problematic acne scars, Fotona’s Er:YAG laser wavelength is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision. The Er:YAG laser safely and effectively provides the minimal penetration required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin.
Fotona’s specially designed, innovative handpiece technology allows safe, precisely controlled and effective delivery of laser pulses to the treatment area.
Treating acne with the laser is the least-invasive and most patient friendly method possible. What is more, no medication is required and complete recovery is achieved within days.