Acne is caused by a build up of oil, producing blockages in the pores, as well as a build up of ‘non friendly’ bacteria. This goes on to form a black head or white head which we commonly refer to as pimples or acne.
The period when this generally tends to occur is mostly during early adolescence. And that is true for most people, female or male. For many decades acne has plagued millions of people. And for a long time the only treatment available has been herbal treatments. The various treatments available work with varying degrees of success. However, as time progressed, new tools for treating the problem have developed, such as the laser. One effective and efficient way to deal with acne is the use of laser acne treatment.
Many people choose to purchase over the counter treatments for acne, either online or from their pharmacy. Most of these treatments contain a substance called benzoyl peroxide (also known as desanden, benzaknen or benzol peroxide). This ingredient only produced results for sufferers of acne vulgaris. And even though it can reduce problems, it can also cause rashes, redness and swelling.
Some people may be familiar with laser treatment for acne, some may have even have tried it. The treatment involves the use of laser light to kill the germs responsible for acne, and to shrink the glands that produce the oil. The germs die when the light of the laser reacts with a substance in the bacteria known as prophorine. The reaction produces oxygen, which in turn kills the bacteria.
The laser can also be used to treat the surface of problematic skin, which has suffered from acne, reducing the appearance of scarring, yet another problem acne sufferers often face. The laser burns away the top layer of skin, revealing a new, fresh layer. This is why the skin looks better, smoother, and is healthier.
There is still some debate as to the efficacy of the treatment. But then again, this is a relatively new area and therefore research is still going on. It is always best to consult a dermatologist before using laser treatment. That way, you can feel more comfortable about any decisions you make. There are various different types of laser treatments available, developed to treat different types of acne conditions. That’s another reason why a consultation is so important — to advise on which treatment is the most suitable. Laser acne treatment is carried out by a professional dermatologist or doctor.