Laser treatment for acne comes in many forms. Different types of light are selected, depending on the severity of the skin condition and your desired goals. Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre in Ontario offers Fraxel laser treatment for acne. Fraxel laser treatment is one popular option for patients with mild to moderate acne. Studies have also suggested that it favors people with acne scarring, acne-prone skin, and age spots and other signs of photo-aging.
How Fraxel Laser Works
This FDA-approved acne treatment uses tiny beams of laser energy to stimulate collagen production, the main building block or protein that makes the skin look healthier and younger. Fraxel covers more skin surface at one time than other laser acne treatments. Hence, it results in shorter downtime and significantly less discomfort compared to most laser treatments.
The Number of Treatments You Need
Take note that most patients will need multiple treatments spaced 3-8 weeks apart. Nonetheless, you can expect a noticeable improvement just after two to three treatments. The ideal number of treatments and how long it would take to see the desired results primarily depend on the severity of acne or scarring.
When is the Best Time for Laser Treatment for Acne?
Laser-treated skin is hypersensitive to sunlight, so many dermatologists recommend scheduling laser treatment for acne when you’re spending most of your time indoors. However, it all depends on the unique case.
During Laser Acne Treatment
If you require a full-face treatment, Fraxel may take up to an hour, whereas a spot treatment may take as little as minutes. During treatment, most patients experience little to no discomfort. Right after treatment, most patients relate the feeling to that of a mild sunburn.
For more information about laser treatment for acne and other skin resurfacing treatments, get in touch with us at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre in Ontario. We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Guelph!