Laser Acne Treatment in Los Angeles
If you have a skin condition that needs medical dermatology, youre in good hands at our medical dermatology and laser center. Our experienced and highly trained medical dermatologists can help you with mole removal, rosacea, acne, skin cancer screening and your other skin care needs.
Acne can be a sore spot - literally - on even the most beautiful faces. Laser acne treatment at our Los Angeles / San Fernando Valley dermatology center is an effective solution for teens and adults who want to free themselves from the discomfort and emotional stress that comes along with active acne, or the damaging appearance of acne scarring. We use the Smoothbeam laser, which has received very high marks from our patients.
Before and After Acne Treatment
Active Acne Treatment
Unlike other therapies that address bacterial symptoms only, Smoothbeam treatments target the source of acne - overactive oil glands. The laser applies gentle pulses of energy over the treatment area. The energy penetrates deep into the skin to normalize oil glands and decrease their capacity to create acne.
A study of patients who received Smoothbeam treatments found that most saw clearing of acne lesions after 4 monthly treatments. Results like these are a significant reason why so many people from Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Burbank and other parts of Los Angeles trust acne treatments at our practice. All types and stages of acne, including pimples, pustules, blackheads and cysts, can be improved with laser treatment.
Acne Scar Removal in Los Angeles
Acne can leave its mark for years in the form of scarring, pockmarks and other skin blemishes. While some skin resurfacing treatments like chemical peels and IPL can improve the appearance of acne scars, we have found that Smoothbeam is also effective in stimulating the skin to rebuild and replenish its own natural collagen, filling in acne scars and improving overall skin appearance from within.
In addition, Smoothbeam is more comfortable than most other acne treatments because it does not remove, cut or damage the surface skin. In fact, the surface skin remains cool while the laser energy is focused on the deeper dermis.
Fast Facts on Laser Acne Treatment
Here are some of the most important things you need to know if you are considering Smoothbeam at our Burbank treatment center.
Number of Treatments Required:
In general, 4 to 6 treatment sessions will be scheduled, with the exact number depending on the severity of active acne or acne scars and how well the acne responds to each treatment.
Initial sessions will be spaced out about 2 weeks apart, and then 1 month apart once active breakouts have been controlled. In between each treatment you should see gradual improvement - a decrease in active acne and/or less noticeable acne scars.
Each acne treatment session will last about 20 minutes, slightly longer if a larger area such as the back is being treated.
Mild redness is seen immediately after treatment, but this typically subsides within a few hours. Makeup may be applied immediately.
Laser therapy for acne is an effective solution for painful, active acne as well as the scars it leaves behind. Acne improves and scars can diminish greatly after a series of treatments. Keep in mind that results will vary from patient to patient.
Real Patient Story
"Miracles are hard to come by, but in my world, Smoothbeam is one. It's a heartbreaking thing to have a gorgeous daughter so covered in zits that her skin was like sandpaper. For 10 years, we tried everything, every doctor, every scary medicine, you name it. My girl has gone off to Oxford with clear skin, renewed hope and high self-esteem. A miracle! A thousand thanks!!" - C.L.
If you are ready to schedule your laser acne treatment or acne scar removal in Los Angeles, contact us online for a Free Consultation with our Cosmetic Nurse Specialist. You can also call our Burbank office at 818-729-9149. We look forward to helping you enhance your appearance.