If you suffer from acne or acne scarring and have tried everything you can at home without good results, you may benefit from laser treatment for acne. At Love Your Body Medical Spa, Divina Averilla, MD performs laser treatments to reduce acne and acne scarring. Located in Las Vegas, you’ll find a comfortable environment where you can get help with your acne problems from an expert in the field. Call or schedule an appointment online today to get started.
Laser treatment for acne and acne scarring works in two ways. Based on the condition of your skin, Dr. Averilla customizes the laser settings to either reduce bacteria or remove acne scarring.
Using intense pulsed light, Dr. Averilla applies a handheld laser wand to your skin that kills acne-causing bacteria and reduces blood vessel dilation so you have less redness and swelling around each pimple. This can immediately improve the appearance of your skin and make your skin feel less sensitive and congested.
For acne scarring, the laser setting is adjusted to promote collagen formation and skin elasticity. With increased collagen and elasticity, scarred areas on the surface of your skin will slough off to reveal fresh, smooth skin underneath.
Dr. Averilla begins your session by examining your skin and discussing your skin concerns with you. Once she understands your goals for laser treatment – whether for acne or scar reduction – she adjusts the laser settings and prepares your skin for treatment.
Once your skin is cleaned and you’re wearing protective eyewear, Dr. Averilla applies cooling creams and numbing gels to your skin before beginning the procedure. Dr. Averilla then places a small handheld wand against your skin and pulses the laser on and off.
She moves the wand over your skin to each area that needs treatment. You may feel a warming sensation from the laser, which Dr. Averilla monitors to prevent discomfort. Depending on the size of the treatment area, your session can last up to an hour.
After your laser treatment session, Dr. Averilla may recommend wearing sunscreen and a hat to protect your skin over the next week. Within two to three days, you may notice redness and scabbing of your skin where the treatment was performed.
After one week, dead skin on the surface will flake off to reveal fresh, clear skin underneath. Dr. Averilla provides thorough aftercare instructions so you have minimal discomfort.
Laser treatment can be a complement to your skin care regimen or may be used on its own for acne and acne scarring.
If you want brighter, clearer skin, try laser treatment for acne and acne scarring at Love Your Body Medical Spa. Same-day appointments are available, too. Call or click to schedule online now.