Most people have had the experience of fighting with their skin, especially in the area of trying to control acne. You may have the best lotions, soaps, face washes and even prescription medications, but your face may still be subject to breakouts, causing even more stress and exacerbating the problem. If traditional interventions with a dermatologist have not gotten you the clear skin you have been seeking, it might be time to try something new, such as Aerolase treatment.
What is Aerolase?
Lasers have become increasingly common in medical treatment, from targeting pain to speeding the process of healing. The Aerolase laser is an innovation that uses a 1064nm wavelength with a regulated pulse that is safer for all skin types.
The heating of the laser acts on the acne in the following ways:
- Killing the bacteria that are associated with the acne
- Reducing the inflammation at the site of the acne
- Reducing the redness surrounding the site
- Shrinking as well as heating up the sebaceous glands, which slows their production of oils that clog pores
- Improving scarring and pockmarks related to the acne breakouts
- Improving the appearance of blemishes, hyperpigmentation, and other spots on the skin
- Controlling whiteheads and blackheads in a specific, targeted manner
How does Aerolase work?
The laser is non-ablative, meaning it doesn’t damage the skin, but rather passes through the skin to promote healing at lower layers. In particular, the Aerolase laser with its frequency and pulse timing has therapeutic effects on melanin, water content of the skin, and hemoglobin.
The procedure begins with a global treatment, which is designed to kill the bacteria on the skin that are causing the acne breakout. The technician treats the face with an even distribution of the healing beam of the laser to eliminate the possibility of bacteria causing new outbreaks. The laser excites the skin to produce singlet oxygen, which kills the surface bacteria.
Next, the technician engages in spot treatment, targeting the problem areas and addressing the different skin conditions that are causing the acne, by shrinking the pores and eliminating the inflammation and irritation and shrinking and unclogging the problem pores.
The best part is you don’t have to wait long to see the results. In many cases, patients see results immediately after treatment, with noticeable improvement to the pigmentation and smoothness of the skin. Because this treatment kills the acne-causing bacteria on the skin, the likelihood of future outbreaks is also reduced. These effects should last for several months, depending on hormonal factors, age, and related skin problems.
If you are looking for a solution that doesn’t require steroidal medication or painful dermatological procedures to unclog and shrink pores and even the pigmentation of your skin, the Aerolase treatment fits the bill.