Acne is the most common skin condition in America. Over 50 million people suffering from its consequences every year.
Beyond the physical appearance of acute acne breakouts, many are affected by the emotional scars and, later in life, physical scars it leaves behind. The first line of therapy for acne usually consists of topical treatments, which unfortunately can take anywhere from several weeks to several months to work.
Although very helpful in mild cases of acne, many people suffer from side effects of topical treatments that include skin irritation, excessive dryness, and increased sensitivity to the sun. As a result, up to 67% of people are unable to comply with their recommended treatments.
Oral treatments such as antibiotics and Accutane can be effective in more serious cases of acne. However, Accutane has possible significant side effects that include pregnancy risks. Longer term use of oral antibiotics is also associated more and more with antibiotic resistance.
Advances in laser therapy for acne have proven to be safe, effective, and with virtually no side effects. The 1064 nanometer wavelength can target small capillaries to reduce inflammation, oil glands to reduce sebum production, and generate sufficient intradermal heat to significantly decrease levels of skin bacteria.
Laser treatments here at Maine Laser Skin Care can cause your skin to be clearer, healthier looking, less oily, and with fewer breakouts. A combination of laser therapy with a medical grade topical program can produce an effective, predictable and cost effective approach to acne breakouts.
The laser benefits include being comfortable, having the ability to be combined with other medications (except Accutane), and addressing the root causes and complications of acne. Since it is without significant pain and effective, compliance even by teenagers is high.
If you or a loved one have acne or acne scarring, call the professionals who have the longest track record of treating acne with laser therapy in the state of Maine. You can reach us either in Augusta at (207) 873-2158 or in Scarborough at (207) 303-0125 to schedule your free initial consultation.