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Can somebody tell me how can laser acne treatment work?

Can somebody tell me how can laser acne treatment work?

Exfoliation: Part of the development of acne is a clogging of the pores with abnormal cornification of the skin. THe sebum gets clogged and ultimately infected. Most lasers shed the outer layer of skin and help clear the pores. Some also harm the bacteria causing the acne itself ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Is laser acne treatment worth it?

Is laser acne treatment worth it?

Yes: If you are having difficulty with the standard acne treatments then the addition of a laser therapy can be beneficial. The carbon spectra peel is one, isolase is another, Basically they open clogged pores and possible kill the acne causing bacteria. ...Read more

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How effective is the laser acne treatment?

How effective is the  laser acne treatment?

Effective: It depends on the acne and the laser used. It can be very effective though with the correct laser and settings. ...Read more

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Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light or nd yag laser?

Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light or nd yag laser?

Acne laser treatment: There are several lasers to treat acne and acne scars. Much of the data is comparable. My advise would be to seek a board- certified dermatologist who is knowledgeable in lasers and consult with them to to see which laser would be most beneficial for you. ...Read more

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Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light laser or nd yag laser?

Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light laser or nd yag laser?

Very similar results: There are many devices that can help with acne. These devices use controlled heat to diminish sebum production by the oil gland and to kill acne causing bacteria. (nd:yag) uses laser light to generate heat while the (e-light) uses a combination of optical and radiofrequency energy. While effective, they are not a first line treatment and are best used when good topical skin care is not effective. ...Read more

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I've just finished accutane, when can I get a laser treatment to get rid of acne red marks?

I've just finished accutane, when can I get a laser treatment to get rid of acne red marks?

6-12 months: It can take 6-12 months for the skin to totally recover from changes caused by accutane. ...Read more

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Proactiv didn't work for me so i'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

Proactiv didn't work for me so i'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

Limited: The only fda approved ingredients acquaint in over the counter products are benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Mural products contain salicylic acid. If you have a prescription plan, the dermatologist will have a wider variety of creams that be used alone or in combination. ...Read more

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How well does microdermabrasion work for acne treatment?

How well does microdermabrasion work for acne treatment?

Scars/ imperfections: Microdermabrasion can be used to improve the look of acne scars. It exfoliates outer layers of dead skin. There are newer techniques available that are more popular. If you are looking for treatment of acne- recommend a visit to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What acne treatment actually works and help get rid of acne fast?

What acne treatment actually works and help get rid of acne fast?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more