Can Lasers Help my Acne?

Acne that lasts into adulthood, or is always flaring up, can seriously damage your self-esteem. Acne can cause pimples, redness, and even scarring. You may have tried creams, washes, and exfoliation treatments, with no change in your ongoing skin problems.

If your stubborn acne always comes back sooner or later, you should know about the potential of cosmetic laser treatment to resolve your acne outbreaks, and even erase lingering scars. At Morris Medical Center of Fort Myers and LaBelle Florida, Dareld R. Morris II, DO has the expertise with cosmetic laser treatments and stubborn acne that you can rely on to clear your skin for good.

After one or more laser treatment sessions this winter, you could dramatically improve the condition of your skin, without a need for oral or topical medication. Keep reading to learn how lasers can help with acne symptoms.

Laser away your skin irritation

While extra skin oils and clogged pores create the necessary conditions for an acne outbreak, these factors aren’t the whole story. The inflammation that causes pimples, including blackheads and whiteheads, to form occurs due to harmful bacteria living on your skin.

To target your stubborn acne breakouts, stop worrying about how oily your skin is, and focus on getting rid of bacteria on your skin’s surface. At Morris Medical Center, our safe, gentle cosmetic lasers can burn away harmful bacteria without harming your skin. We use the LightPod® laser technology system to give you great results without many side effects.

Unlike topical acne treatment, laser stimulation can reach deeper into your skin’s layers to kill harmful bacteria, effectively resolving your current acne problems. You might additionally find that your skin produces less excess oil after cosmetic laser treatment, also helping to prevent future acne outbreaks.

After a cosmetic laser treatment session, you might notice some mild redness and irritation for a few days. Protect your skin from sunlight and harsh chemicals until your reactions subside. Depending on your skin condition, you may benefit from multiple treatment sessions, spaced out to let your skin completely recover.

Fill in acne scarring with laser stimulation

In addition to providing relief for a variety of acne conditions, including cystic acne and acne outbreaks in locations around your upper body, LightPod laser treatments are effective for addressing unsightly acne-related scarring, as well.

When you pop or pick at pimples, there’s a chance that scars will form where your skin has broken. These scars can last long after your acne struggles are resolved. If you have acne-related scarring from past breakouts, look into laser treatment to help with that problem.

Cosmetic laser treatment stimulates your skin to produce greater amounts of the protein collagen. With your collagen levels on the rise for several weeks following each treatment session, your skin will noticeably gain fullness and firmness. You can watch as the depressions and pits left behind by acne scars start to fill in and smooth out. You might need a few treatment sessions to completely restore the surface of your skin.

To learn more about how laser treatment could help with your acne this winter, get in touch with Dr. Morris at Morris Medical Center right away. You can schedule your initial consultation appointment with our online tool, or give us a call today to book your session.

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