Inner Glow AestheticsMD offers a laser acne treatment protocol that provides a truly comprehensive solution to the problem of acne. Our precisely controlled Nd:YAG laser light safely penetrates into skin to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands and to reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation.
For improving the appearance of acne scars, we offer laser treatment based on a precise and gentle skin resurfacing procedure in which a laser beam is absorbed by the top micro-layers of the skin to vaporize scarred tissue and stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis.
Acne is a chronic skin condition most commonly seen in teenagers, but also often in adults. It’s cause is multifaceted, including hormones, diet, genetics. Acne can occur in the face and often on the neck, chest, back and arms, creating significant stress to acne sufferers. Due to the the large impact on quality of life, there is a great need for safe and effective treatments. Often, a combination of treatments is needed to best results.
In addition to multiple other options available Inner Glow AestheticsMD, we offer long pulsed ND:Yag 1064 laser to help control acne and also reduce the appearance of acne scars. Significant reduction of acne is often seen after just one treatment. Treatments are comfortable and well tolerated, and because the ND:Yag is safe for darker skin types, these treatments are also possible for skin of color, unlike IPL. The laser has a double benefit of treating active acne and reducing the appearance of acne scars.
What are the benefits of ND:YAG Laser?
This surgery-free option is a great option for the treatment of facial and leg veins, tattoo removal and reducing the appearance of pigmented lesions. Many opt for laser treatment because it offers immediately noticeable results with minimal downtime and minimal discomfort.
- Pain: Mild
- Downtime: Minimum to none
- Results: Are seen in 24-48 hours
- Recommended Course :1-4 treatments, 4 weeks apart
- Treats: Wrinkles, broken veins & capillaries, age spots, sun damage, cherry red spots and capillary hemangiomas
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who Suffers From Acne?
Acne affects people of all ages. Though acne is predominantly seen with teenagers it also affects adults (adult acne). Even less severe acne can cause permanent acne scarring. It is best advised to start early treatment to prevent scarring. Acne can cause physical discomfort and an emotional one as well. This can happen at any age. Most patients are embarrassed and usually have low self-esteem and depression as a result of their look. We at Inner Glow AestheticsMD help you through this process and become your emotional rescue.
What Causes Acne?
The sebaceous (oil-producing) glands of people who get acne are particularly sensitive to normal blood levels of a hormone called testosterone, which is present in both men and women. This causes the glands to produce an excess of oil. At the same time, the dead skin cells lining the pores are not shed properly and clog up the follicles. These two effects result in a build-up of oil producing blackheads (where a darkened plug of oil is visible) and whiteheads.
The acne bacterium (known as Propionibacterium acnes) lives on everyone’s skin, usually causing no problems, but, in those prone to acne, the build up of oil creates an ideal environment in which these bacteria can multiply. This triggers inflammation and the formation of red or pus-filled spots.
Where Does Acne Appear?
Acne is a condition of the skin and it can show up on any part of the body. Body parts that are more prone to acne are the face, chest, and back. The main reason is because they have a higher percentage of sebaceous glands, which then produce sebum.
Can Acne Scars Be Treated?
Acne scars are treated by a variety of different methods. Skin resurfacing with laser, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or injections with soft-tissue fillers can all make noticeable differences in appearance of your acne scars. However, acne management is very important to prevent acne scars in the future.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
This is a very common question that is asked in our office. Since we do not have the same protocol in place for every person, we formulate a combination skin treatment plan for you to meet your goals. We will achieve this by using multiple technologies and discussing with you at time of consultation.
What Do I Except After Treatments?
All Inner Glow AestheticsMD treatments are done by Dr. Ilona Shternfeld in the comfort of our office. We are fast, effective and efficient with NO Downtime, most people will go back to their normal daily routine after most of our procedures. We may ask you to use sun block when long periods of sun are expected. To also keep your skin moisturized as well.