Maine Laser Clinic offers the newest technology for laser therapy in treating Acne Vulgaris. The highly powerful yet gentle laser pulses superheat the sebaceous gland and its surroundings, where the p. acnes bacteria congregate. The treatment is fast and hygienic as nothing touches the skin except a beam of laser light. With our laser, the practitioner can now effectively and safely treat both pediatric and adult acne patients, regardless of skin type (Caucasian, Asian, Indian or African, Hispanic etc.) and reduce the use of antibiotics.
What happens after laser treatment for acne?
Right after treatment with the laser, most patients report less irritation and drier skin in the treated areas. The treated skin has a calmer appearance with less redness. The net result is visible clearance of active acne even after a single treatment, although 4 to 6 treatments are recommended for profound long term improvement of acne. In addition to promoting acne clearance, clinical research has also shown that treatments with the Neo also help to visibly reduce acne scars – which often appear in the same treatment areas as the active acne. Clinical research also shows that laser treatments will reduce the PIH (Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation) which often occurs in darker skin as result of acne.
What type of laser do you use to treat acne?
Our go to laser of choice is a 755nm Alexandrite Picosecond laser. Our laser is the most advanced and efficacious for acne treatment. In contrast to the prior generation of aesthetic lasers, our laser delivers optimal and exceptionally high power (up to 20,000 watts per pulse) to effectively superheat the sebaceous gland and its surroundings.
We also use a 1064nm Q-Switch as well as a long pulse 1064nm laser to treat troublesome acne. When you combine the wonders of light energy with topical acne fighting products like the B-Active line from Environ, there’s no type of acne we can’t control and defeat.