Acne is a significant and troubling skin condition that affects approximately 80% of individuals. Although acne is often times considered merely a cosmetic condition, it is a known fact that it can alter an individual’s psychological life.
With the use of the Candela Smoothbeam 1450 nm diode laser, specifically designed to target the root cause of acne, the sebaceous gland, this laser selectively alters the sebaceous glands without damaging the surrounding tissue.
This is an advanced 1450 nm diode non-ablative laser, providing the perfect balance of controlled cooling of the epidermis with precise heating of the upper dermis, making it highly effective in reducing active acne and acne scars and in reversing some of the collagen loss that comes with aging. This laser modality offers best results for active to moderate acne. Occasionally after the acne is under control and there is still a presence of redness and before it turns to hyper-pigmentation or a smooth, depressed scar, we also use the V Beam laser to clear the redness. See more information about the V Beam laser under the Rosacea tab. A combination of chemical peels and derma-filing (manual alternative to microdermabrasion) can also improve the texture and tone of your skin. For older, deep acne scars you might consider consulting a cosmetic surgeon for a more aggressive procedure such as the ablative Fractional CO2. Please take a moment to watch the informative video below about this laser.
The use of Acutane should be discontinued for 6 months prior to acne laser treatments. It is also important to avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatments to help prevent unwanted pigment changes. Consult your physician before stopping any medications. Purified Skin is an aesthetic laser office. We do not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease at this office.
Treatments are spaced 4 weeks apart for a series of 1 – 4 treatments. It is common to require 1 – 2 annual maintenance treatments.
Full face treatment $395
Upper back treatment $395
Full back treatment $595
Shoulder treatment $395
Neck treatment $365
Upper chest treatment $395
Photos and video provided by Candela Corporation.