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How does laser help with acne conditions?

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States that affects the skin’s oil glands. This condition can affect the skin of the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. Most acne is not a serious health risk but it may pose significant social and emotional distress. Our health care providers offer a laser solution that targets the bacteria trapped in the follicle. After a series of 3 treatments, patients can expect to experience a reduction in redness and inflammation.

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What is acne?

Everyone’s body is filled with tiny hair follicles and pores. Within these pores are sebaceous glands that are responsible for producing Sebum (oil). Although this oil is part of the normal process, many patients experience an overproduction of this oil which then fills the pore. When this happens, it tends to trap bacteria and this bacteria start to multiply causing an acne lesion.


Non-inflammatory acne

Non-inflammatory acne are pimples that can become unclogged or heal on their own. Patients typically see these are whiteheads or blackheads. They are typically not painful or red and with time, will go away.


Inflammatory acne

Inflammatory acne happens when the follicle walls burst due to the pressure the the clog. When the walls of the follicle bursts it causes an inflammatory response. Many patients experience this as redness, inflammation, pustules, and pain to the touch. When patients due get clogged follicle, it is important to not pick it. Picking a clogged pore may cause the wall to rupture resulting in an inflammatory response.


Who suffers from acne?

Although acne can be seen adults, it is typically common among teenagers and young adults. Although these patients may see acne disappear, it is important to have a solution to diminish the inflammation redness and the bacteria on the skin. Treating active acne can help with prevent permanent scarring. Once permanent scarring happens, a more invasive approach to resurfacing the skin is necessary, which can be avoided with preventative care during youth.


Laser treatments for acne

We use a Lumenis M22 laser to emmit an intense ligh beam onto your skin. The light beam targets the bacteria and the clogged poring. This triggers the bodies wound response and starts the healing process now that the follicle is free of inflammation and bacteria. It is highly recommended for patients to receive mutliple treatments in order to target 100% of the bacteria.

FAQ's

How long do laser skin treatments take?

Laser treatments are known for being quick, and many of our treatment sessions take less than half an hour.

The exact length of your treatment will vary depending on your specific condition, type of laser, and extent of your treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

To get the best results with laser skin treatments, most patients will require multiple sessions over the course of several weeks.

The exact number of treatment visits you require will depend on the severity and type of imperfection you wish to treat, as well as factors that are unique to your skin and body.

Are there side effects to skin laser treatments?

One of the most common side effects of laser skin treatment is a sensation similar to sunburn following your procedure, which will go away in just a few days. Often, the site of your treatment will appear dark or crusty following your visit—this is naturally part of your body’s healing process, and will fade away to reveal your results over time.

Can large varicose veins be treated with lasers?

Usually, patients with large varicose veins are not good candidates for laser treatment, and tend to opt for surgical treatment.

Can severe acne be treated with lasers?

For patients with particularly severe acne, medications may be required in conjunction with your laser treatment to see desired results.

How much do laser skin treatments cost? Do you offer financing?

Because there are so many factors that come into play—such as the type of treatment and extent of the affected area—the price of treatment will vary from one person to the next. After meeting with our staff, we’ll determine the best way to achieve your desired results.

However, we DO provide 12-month, zero interest financing for most of our procedures—achieving healthier, clearer skin has never been more affordable.

We invite patients to schedule a consultation to learn if you this treatment is right for them.

Patients can call, text, or submit a call back request below.

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Peach Yuma AZ

(928) 782-0554

2180 South 4th Avenue, Suite A
Yuma, AZ 85364

Peach Tucson AZ

(520) 413-0774

2260 North Rosemont Blvd, Suite 104
Tucson, AZ 85712

Peach Oro Valley AZ

(520) 333-4166

200 West Magee Road, Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85704

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