For Acne Reduction
Here at Skintastic Aesthetics we can offer you laser treatment as a way of reducing acne spots and redness. Acne is very common and can affect both teenagers and adults alike. Nearly everyone has had acne at some point in their life.
Laser treatment works best for people with mild to moderate acne and is especially suitable for those who have tried the usual treatments with creams and antibiotics with little or no success. Laser treatment is not suitable for severe, cystic, scarring acne. If you have severe acne, you should see your GP or a dermatologist to discuss medication.
We use a 480nm wavelength laser to work with acne. The laser treatment can reduce pustule spots and fade the red marks left behind by the spots but will not remove pits or craters in the skin surface.
The first stage of treatment is a consultation and patch test with our specialist laser therapist who will assess your needs.
For best results laser treatments are usually required at 2-week intervals and most people start to see the results after the 1st or 2nd treatment. A course of 12 is recommended for a 72% reduction of spots or a S4-week course can help reduce acne by 50%.
Aftercare of your skin is very simple, and any redness usually settles within a day or two. Our specialist will advise you on how to look after your skin.
For the maximum benefit of laser treatment for acne a top up once a year is advised.
Before the treatment it is important to avoid sunlight and solariums.
The treatment can only begin on un-tanned skin, since tanned skin may be burnt. It is important that the person being treated does not take photosensitising medication and is not photosensitive. One month before treatment it is prohibited to use microdermabrasion, acid peels, retinol treatments and other treatments, which make the upper skin layer sensitive. Before treatment, a test flash is required, after which you should wait one week to make sure that your skin tolerates light. The patch test flash also allows us to personalise the treatment parameters. After treatment the skin may become slightly red.
Applying make-up is possible but not recommended.
During the course of treatments, it is important to avoid sunlight and wear high-SPF sunscreen.
In the first few days after the treatment, swimming pools, saunas and hot baths or showers should be avoided.