It’s frustrating for patients whose acne goes away and leaves behind a scar in its place. In these patients, scars can be reduced or eliminated without invasive procedures, or expensive creams. Elos® laser acne scar reduction is used to improve the overall appearance of skin prone to acne outbreaks, including reducing the appearance of scars.
How the Elos® Laser Works
The laser uses a combination of light and radiofrequency to target the bacteria that’s responsible for causing acne. The reaction between the laser’s blue light and radiofrequency waves creates a reduction in bacteria in the skin and prevents inflammation in the sebaceous glands where acne eruptions occur.
Is Elos Laser Therapy Safe?
The laser is safe for all types of skin and skin tones. Despite the radiofrequency waves, there aren’t any long-term risks from the exposure.
What Does the Treatment Feel Like?
Most patients say that the laser feels like a snapping sensation on their skin, but that it disappears very quickly. Once the snapping feeling subsides, it’s replaced by a warm or tingling feeling for a short period after. Cooling methods will be used to keep patients comfortable.
How Frequently Are Treatments Needed?
Three or more treatment sessions may be needed to achieve optimal results. Treatment sessions are short. Once the initial series is completed, and the results are visible, the practitioner will decide if additional treatments are needed and how often they’re required to maintain the desired results.
After the Treatment
Side effects are minimal. There is usually temporary redness that is gone by the next day, and most patients go back to work or their typical activities right after the treatment. The skin may be sensitive to the touch, and patients should avoid excessive exposure to the sun and take care to wear a quality sunscreen whenever they go out.
What Are the Typical Results?
Properly administered and timed treatments give patients a faster healing time when they have acne eruptions, and the frequency and severity of acne breakouts will decrease with each treatment. The laser also minimizes the appearance of acne scars that aren’t pitted, making them lighter in color, so it’s harder to see them. Some patients also choose to have micro needling or hydrafacial treatment.
The Elos laser is ideal for acne scar reduction because it’s safe on all skin tones and doesn’t have the potential for side effects like scarring or pigmentation changes. Not only does it reduce acne scars, but it also prevents acne from occurring in the future.
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