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Does a photofacial help reduce or prevent acne from coming back? I have acne that tingles before surfacing and hurts. Feel very deep in my cheeks.
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Acne/ Photofacial
Photofacial or ipl treatments are helpful in reducing acne breakouts by killing p.
Acnes, the bacteria implicated in the acne cycle. It also helps control inflammation. Isolaz uses vacuum & broadband light (bbl) to loosen and extract oils, dirt and blackheads from pores. Bbl, reduces redness and destroys acne-causing bacteria. Acne control is an ongoing process. Optimal skin care is critical.

In brief: Acne/ Photofacial
Photofacial or ipl treatments are helpful in reducing acne breakouts by killing p.
Acnes, the bacteria implicated in the acne cycle. It also helps control inflammation. Isolaz uses vacuum & broadband light (bbl) to loosen and extract oils, dirt and blackheads from pores. Bbl, reduces redness and destroys acne-causing bacteria. Acne control is an ongoing process. Optimal skin care is critical.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
In some patients it can be effective. Blue and red light photodynamic therapy (using topical ALA) can also be effective in some patients.
Dr. Michelle Chambers
There are many treatment options for acne. It sounds like you have cystic acne. See a doctor to get prompt treatment to prevent scarring.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: May help a little
Photofacial can help but won't prevent acne from coming back.
There are specific ipl machines for acne that work very well, however, none will prevent it from coming back.

In brief: May help a little
Photofacial can help but won't prevent acne from coming back.
There are specific ipl machines for acne that work very well, however, none will prevent it from coming back.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Paul L. Hester
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Helps
Photofacials that use filtered light alone or in conjunction with a topical chemical can help to reduce bacteria and oil production that heightens acne outbreaks.
Treatments can range from twice weekly to every 6 weeks. You should understand that several distinct factors promote acne. A successful plan will consider hormonal and nutritional factors as well. Be well and live well.

In brief: Helps
Photofacials that use filtered light alone or in conjunction with a topical chemical can help to reduce bacteria and oil production that heightens acne outbreaks.
Treatments can range from twice weekly to every 6 weeks. You should understand that several distinct factors promote acne. A successful plan will consider hormonal and nutritional factors as well. Be well and live well.
Dr. Paul L. Hester
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