Acne or acne vulgaris is a disorder of sebaceous follicles that has multiple factors that contribute to its onset. It is associated with an increase in sebaceous gland activity, insufficient shedding of skin cells plugging the gland’s duct and follicle. This becomes an oil rich medium for bacteria and leads to the formation of pustules and cysts.
The management of acne can be accomplished with a multitude of treatments. At Laser Aesthetics clinic serving Georgetown, we use impulse light therapy and BLU-U light therapy to target acne. The red inflammation of acne creates a target for the light therapy. Our goal is to use light and heat therapy to destroy bacteria, increase circulation in the affected area and to decrease sebaceous activity.
Most treatments are pain-free and are fast to perform. Light based treatments offer the client an effective mode of therapy without the use of antibiotics. It is recommended that clients should be treated twice a week for 4 weeks or until they see significant improvement. It is important to stay ahead of the acne rather than let it worsen.
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