Nearly all of us have acne at some time or another. While acne often affects adolescents, it may persist, begin or become more severe in adulthood. Acne most often affects the face, but it may spread to involve the neck, chest and back, and sometimes even more extensively over the body. Acne lesions can appear as comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. Prolonged acne can lead to excoriations, red marks, brown marks and scars. Several types of acne spots often occur at the same time.
Acne may be classified as mild, moderate or severe and treatment depends on the patient’s age and sex, the extent and the severity of the acne, how long it has been present, and response to previous treatments. Treatment of acne is often managed with a combination approach (i.e. prescription topical creams, oral antibiotics, chemical peels and laser treatments).
What are the benefits of laser treatment for acne?
Laser therapy is an alternative option for those resistant to traditional measures
Laser acne treatment is an option for patients wanting to minimize oral antibiotic use
In addition to treating active acne, lasers improve the appearance of acne scarring
Lasers target the surface and deeper layers of the skin improving the appearance of acne scars
Please note all medical dermatology visits (acne, rosacea, skin exam, warts, etc.) include evaluation and treatment of a medical diagnosis, therefore a flat fee will be charged for the visit. We do not accept insurance.