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Lasers for Acne are Effective, Both At-Home and in Dermatology Offices

 

Treatments for acne have expanded to the home where patients can use laser therapy to prevent and clear up breakouts.

Recent advancements in laser technology have made lasers more accessible and more effective in treating acne. For the millions who suffer from zits and pimples and have tried other treatments with no luck, laser treatments provide hope.

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One treatment available in your physician's office is the Isolaz acne laser. This device applies suction to the skin which pulls the pores closer to the light source. The light pulses, killing the acne causing bacteria and patients see an immediate improvement. Any current breakout is visibly reduced within just one to two days, and the amount of oil produced by the skin is reduced after just one treatment.

Other devices allow you to treat your acne at home, like the BlueMD blue light laser treatment. This little hand held device uses the same proven 405nm - 420nm wavelength used in dermatology offices and medical spas. Much like the Isolaz at your physician's office - the BlueMD device, made by Trophy Skin, uses light to kill acne causing bacteria and prevent zits from forming, as well as treat the ones already there. Consistent use of Blue Light Therapy also helps decrease the amount of oil and sebum on your skin, and has been shown to shrink the pore size in some individuals.

Whether you opt for an at home treatment or a visit to your dermatologist, lasers for acne have shown patients that there is a chance to treat their condition without side effect causing medicines or irritating cleansers. Talk to your doctor to see which procedure is most appropriate for your skin care.