Laser Acne Treatment, PURE Medical Spa, Chicago

Acne is also known as pimples. It is one of the most common problems in teenage children. In some cases, acne can develop before and after teen years. Most common age of developing acne is from 12 years to 25 years. Boys are more prone to get acne than girls. Acne is more common on the face, however, they can also affect the neck, back, chest, etc. It is said that 3 in 10 teenagers have acne that is bad enough to require treatment to prevent scarring.

Acne is formed when there is too much production of sebum- an oily substance that is secreted by sebaceous glands, irregular shedding of dead skin and bacteria growing inside the acne.

Treatment of ACNE involves a combination of therapy, with an oral prescription.

In laser treatment for acne scars known as laser resurfacing, a laser beam destroys the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and heats the underlying skin (dermis). As the wound heals, new skin forms. Less intense lasers (nonablative lasers), pulsed light sources and radio frequency devices don’t injure the epidermis. These treatments heat the dermis and cause new skin formation.

With Carbon Laser, all the causes of acne are treated at the skin level at each session. While results can be notable at the first session in general at least three treatments at 2-week intervals.