Acne is a chronic problem that affects a majority of teenagers, often
well into adulthood.
Acne is a
multifactorial problem with its main pathology in the sebaceous gland. Hormonal
factors such as those associated with irregular periods, physical factors such
as oily cosmetics, and stress are known aggravating factors.
treatments include topical therapy, antibiotics, hormonal therapy and
isotretinoin in severe cases.
other light sources such are the latest advent in the treatment of resistant and
difficult to treat acne. They are believed to have a strong antibacterial
effect, and lead to a significant positive effect on the sebaceous glands
improving acne after 1-3 treatment sessions. Studies have in fact shown a
reduction of 47-95% in acne lesions and blackheads, as well as rapid clearing of
the red spots that are left long after acne lesions have resolved. There is no
need for a recovery period or significant side effects after laser treatment of
Resistant acne after laser treatment. (Dany Touma, M.D.)|
advantages of treatment using lasers and other light sources are that
the treatment is convenient, effective and safe, it also lacks the
problem of traditional treatments and oral antibiotics such as skin
irritation and other side effects or bacterial resistance.
Radiofrequency is also a new treatment of acne. This new device delivers an
electric current which destroys the oil glands responsible for acne, and leads
to significant clearing of acne in 1-2 sessions. This treatment often mimicks
the effect of Re-Accutane in the case of cystic acne.
treatment of acne is often continued while and after getting treated with laser
or radiofrequency sessions.
Before and after laser treatment of scars. (Dany Touma, M.D.)|
PEARL Laser for Acne Scars (Dany Touma, M.D.)|