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Active Acne

Achieve smooth, clear skin with our acne laser treatment. The laser works by killing the bacteria under the skin while simultaneously stimulating collagen production to minimize scarring from acne. If you have particularly stubborn breakouts, laser acne treatments may do the trick, especially when scrubs and creams have been ineffective.

Laser Acne Treatment FAQs

Does the laser treatment for acne hurt?

You will feel a little “pop” as the light hits a discolored area, but it’s no worse than the snap of a rubber band on the skin. Numbing creams are not required. Your skin may be a little pink and feel warm after the procedure.

Is there any downtime? 

Downtime is usually less than 24 hours.

What can I do to prepare for the treatment? 

Refrain from using products containing alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids, benzyl peroxide, retinoids or exfoliation on the face for at least two weeks prior to treatments. Exfoliation includes microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and chemical peels. If you’re taking antibiotics or steroids, schedule your appointment at least two weeks following your last dose.

We strongly encourage you to make a commitment of staying out of the sun and avoid the use of sunscreen after the treatment and beyond. Spots will return if your skin is exposed to the sun without protection.

Are there any skin color restrictions for laser acne treatments? 

Yes, this treatment is only available on skin types 1-4. This includes pale, fair, darker white skin, and some lighter brown skin. Your consultation with a laser expert will determine if you qualify for laser treatments.

How many and how frequent can I receive treatments? 

Depending on the individual, we usually schedule 2 treatments per week for 4 consecutive weeks for a total of 8 treatments. We’ll assess the correct treatment plan for you during your consultation.