Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment

Acne is a common problem — not just for teens but for many adults as well. If you’re affected by acne, and it’s damaging your self-confidence, the Cool Blue Laser Aesthetics team in St. Simons Island, Georgia, can help. They offer safe, effective acne treatments like photofacials and laser therapies that reduce pimples and help with scarring. To find out more about the benefits of lasers for acne treatment, call Cool Blue Laser Aesthetics and schedule an appointment, or book a consultation online today.

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Acne

Acne is a common problem — not just for teens but for many adults as well. If you’re affected by acne, and it’s damaging your self-confidence, the Cool Blue Laser Aesthetics team in St. Simons Island, Georgia, can help. They offer safe, effective acne treatments like photofacials and laser therapies that reduce pimples and help with scarring. To find out more about the benefits of lasers for acne treatment, call Cool Blue Laser Aesthetics and schedule an appointment, or book a consultation online today.

Acne Treatment FAQ

Acne is a skin condition where clusters of spots or pimples erupt on your skin. People of all ages can have acne, although it’s particularly common during adolescence. Acne can be highly distressing because it affects the face, but it’s frequently painful as well and often causes permanent scarring.

Your skin is continually shedding dead cells. When you have acne, the dead skin cells become trapped in a special oil produced by your skin called sebum. The sebum and dead skin cells create a plug that blocks a pore, which a skin bacteria called P. acnes can then invade.

Acne’s bacteria breed rapidly inside the blocked pore, which then becomes red, swollen, and painful. Infections that go deep into the tissues can result in further problems like acne nodules or cysts.

There are numerous methods of treating acne. Medical approaches focus on killing the P. acnes bacteria with antibiotics and addressing underlying health problems like hormone imbalances that can make you more prone to acne.

Some people who have acne benefit from taking medications such as isotretinoin (Accutane®). The team at Cool Blue Laser Aesthetics can also provide a range of acne treatments.

Laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) acne treatments can help by using light energy to kill the P. acnes bacteria.

 

Visible light

Visible light acne treatments use light that you can see. Blue and red light individually or in combination can reduce pimples.

 

Photopneumatic therapy

Photopneumatic therapy uses an IPL system combined with a gentle vacuum to clean your pores while destroying the bacteria. This type of therapy can treat mild to moderate acne.

Laser and IPL treatments are also highly effective in removing acne scars. It’s common for people with moderate to severe acne to have scarred, pitted skin later in life, even if the acne itself goes away.

The Cool Blue Laser Aesthetics team can advise you on the best acne treatment for your needs. Call their office to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online today.