Sleek Laser

Medical Services

Laser Acne Treatments

Acne Treatment - Extreme Clear

This procedure is noninvasive and pain free. Active acne can improve dramatically, 90% on most clients.

The skin appears refreshed and younger following these treatments. Improves the appearance of some large pores and acne scars.

This procedure is non-invasive and can improve active acne dramatically- up to 90% on most clients with a complete treatment protocol and effective at-home care regime. More resistant acne may benefit from our Designer Chemical Peels and Facials to decongest the skin along with the Laser Acne treatments.

Laser Acne Treatment FAQs

Who gets acne?

Though acne is typically associated with adolescence, the disease is not confined to teenage years; adults well into their 40s can get acne, and many do. Some people experience acne for the first time as adults. More than 40% of teenagers have severe enough problems with acne and acne scars to require professional attention.

What causes acne?

Acne is caused by many factors; hormones, oil production, plugging of pores, genetics, bacteria, stress and diet.

Can acne be cured?

Most acne treatment goals are to suppress acne and reduce the factors that contribute to break outs. There is no specific cure for acne although many individuals will stop breaking out at some point when the causal factors are regulated.

How can I suppress my acne?

The best approach to controlling and suppressing acne is multi-faceted. Acne facials, peels, microdermabrasion, home care products, prescription products and laser treatments will bring your skin back to its best ever condition. Women with hormonal induced acne will benefit from timing there treatment around their menstrual cycle. Our skin care professionals can help you with your treatment schedule to get the most out of the treatments.

How does laser therapy work for acne?

The laser procedure delivers energy that penetrates deep into the skin to increase collagen production and speed the turn-over of the skin. By doing this oil glands will shrink, decreasing oils and tightening pores. The heat from the laser will decrease bacteria. Red marks or brown pigmentation can be improved with photo facial rejuvenation. Scarring can be improved with laser peels.

What techniques will be used?

Your provider will use a YAG laser or IPL system, depending on your skin type, to slowly warm the skin. The laser light is delivered very quickly and penetrates deeply.

What skin types can be treated with these lasers?

Fitzpatrick I – IV (lighter skin types) can be treated with the various lasers. Some darker skin types, Fitzpatrick V-VI, will tolerate the YAG painting portion of the treatment but this varies amongst individuals.

How much time will the acne therapy treatment require?

The duration of your treatment is approximately 15- 30 min.

How many treatments are recommended?

Initially several treatments and/or a combination of laser treatments and non-laser treatments will necessary to get the active breakouts under control and minimized. This means you may come in several times a month.

A series of at least 5-8 treatments Laser Acne treatments, every 3-4 days are recommended for maximum results. After the treatments series results can often be maintained by continuing with regular facials and combining home care products and prescription products. Some clients will do regular maintenance with the laser combinations or the Laser Acne treatment alone. Very resistant acne may need 2-3 series of 5-8 treatments.

A treatment protocol of less Laser Acne treatments with a combination of Designer Chemicals Peels and Facials may be recommended and scheduled specifically for your skin care needs, instead of the series of 5-8 laser treatments.

What’s the recovery time?

After laser treatment for acne your skin will be flushed pink and may exhibit some swelling. Makeup can be applied immediately after your treatment. Most people return to normal activities immediately. Sun exposure needs to be minimized pre and post treatment.

Are there any risks?

With any laser & light therapy there is a possibility for adverse effects. Although unlikely, overheating of the skin may cause a change in pigment (darker or lighter), blister or a burn which could lead to infection or scarring. Proper post treatment care should prevent most risks.

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