Laser acne treatment is a fast, safe and effective method of successfully treating comedogenic, papular, papulopustular and cystic acne.
Laser acne treatment – The etiology of acne is still unknown. Four factors are considered crucial and one of them is the settlement of microorganisms. At puberty, the sebaceous glands are activated, so the skin becomes oily and more suitable for the development of microorganisms.
Particularly significant is the settlement of the lipophilic bacterium Propionbacterium acnes.
The etiology of acne is not fully known today. Four factors are considered crucial and one of them is the settlement of microorganisms. At puberty, the sebaceous glands are activated, so the skin becomes oily and more suitable for the development of microorganisms. Particularly significant is the settlement of the lipophilic bacterium Propionbacterium acnes.
Propionbacterium acnes is found in the sebaceous gland itself and on the surface of the skin, it is absent in the dermis. The bacterium releases a variety of enzymes, proteolytic, lipolytic and saccharolytic. The degradation products produced by these enzymes diffuse from the sebaceous gland into the dermis and cause inflammation there. These breakdown products induce the chemotaxis of various leukocytes, most neutrophils, and activate the immune system. On the surface of the skin, this manifests as inflammation. The number of bacteria is proportional to the amount of sebum, so the goal in acne therapy is to reduce the number of bacteria present and reduce the secretion of sebum. This effect is achieved by the use of lasers in acne therapy.
The combination of light – optical energy and the energy of bipolar radio waves acts directly on the sebaceous glands of the skin due to the combination of acne laser. The blue light spectrum directly affects Propionbacterium acnes in the ducts of the sebaceous glands. There is a photodynamic reaction between blue light and photoporphyrin, which are an integral part of the bacterial membrane (photosensitive molecules), which results in the oxidation and release of free radicals that cause damage to the cell membrane and complete destruction of the bacteria. The number of Propionbacterium acnes is reduced and the process of inflammation in the sebaceous glands stops. The red and infrared portions of the light spectrum as well as bipolar radio waves have a thermal effect on the deeper portions of the sebaceous gland, resulting in reduced sebum production.
Each person has their own specific, different reaction, their own experience related to experiencing a treatment that lasts from 5 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the region being treated. Most find that laser acne treatment is a very pleasant treatment, despite the fact that a slight burning sensation is common.
Laser acne treatment is a safe and effective treatment that is carried out in a series of 2 treatments per week for 5 to 6 weeks. The results are individual because there are always clients who respond faster or slower, but for most clients progress can be seen after 4 treatments, ie after two weeks of therapy.
The laser treats existing acne, but genetic and environmental factors can cause new acne to appear, so it is sometimes necessary to do additional treatments after the first batch.
Indications for laser use are comedogenic, papular, papulopustular and cystic acne.