Acne Laser Treatment Connecticut 2017-10-16T15:48:10+00:00

Laser Acne Treatment

Candidates for Laser Acne Treatment

Individuals with difficult-to-treat acne are ideal candidates for Laser Acne Treatment

Procedure

Acne is caused by overactive sebaceous glands in the skin. The sebaceous glands release sebum (oil), which can clog the pores, leaving the sebum trapped beneath the skin. The resulting black and white heads (comedones) may cause the bacterium Propronibacterium acnes (P. acnes) to flourish, which can cause inflammation, pustules and nodules in the skin.

The Langdon Center uses many procedures to treat acne. Two options use a laser or a laser-like device called intense pulsed light (IPL). Photodynamic therapy combines a medication applied to the skin surface followed by IPL treatment to shrink the sebaceous glands beneath the skin. Another specialized type of IPL called Broad Band Light (BBL) is used directly on the skin to reduce oil gland activity and bacterial counts, both of which improve acne. Facial scarring that results from acne is best treated with fractional laser resurfacing such as the Fraxel laser or the Fractional CO2 laser, both available at The Langdon Center.

Acne Laser Treatment time varies based upon the areas being treated. Photodynamic therapy takes longer because the applied medication need time to absorb into the skin.

A series of treatments will be recommended by Dr. Langdon.

Results

Laser Acne Treatment has mild side effects. Depending on the types of treatment utilized patients may experience slight skin discoloration and minor swelling. Downtime is minimal afer BBL treatment and most patients can resume normal activities immediately. After photodynamic therapy patients must avoid direct sunlight for 36 hours and may experience swelling, redness and flaking skin for a few days.  Although results vary from patient to patient, many patients see a marked improvement in difficult-to-treat acne.

Frequently Asked Questions

Laser Acne Treatment employs laser or IPL light energy to shrink the sebaceous glands beneath the skin or to reduce bacterial counts.

Acne is caused by overactive sebaceous glands in the skin. The sebaceous glands release sebum (oil), which can clog the pores, leaving the sebum trapped beneath the skin. The resulting black and white heads (comedones) may cause the bacterium Propronibacterium acnes (P. acnes) to flourish, which can cause inflammation, pustules and nodules in the skin.

Most patients experience minimal discomfort during an Laser Acne Treatment.

Acne Laser Treatment time varies based upon the areas being treated. Photodynamic therapy takes longer because the applied medication need time to absorb into the skin.

A series of treatments will be recommended by Dr. Langdon.

Laser Acne Treatment has mild side effects. Depending on the types of treatment utilized patients may experience slight skin discoloration and minor swelling. Downtime is minimal afer BBL treatment and most patients can resume normal activities immediately. After photodynamic therapy patients must avoid direct sunlight for 36 hours and may experience swelling, redness and flaking skin for a few days.

Although results vary from patient to patient, many patients see a marked improvement in difficult-to-treat acne.

Laser Acne Treatment varies in cost depending upon final treatment recommnendations made by the doctor. Please contact us for a more specific cost.

Call The Langdon Center at 844-551-9880 to schedule your Laser Acne Treatment consultation or for more information or click here to contact us.

Next Steps

To learn more about  Laser Acne Treatment or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon , please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at  (844)551-9880 . We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the  Guilford & New Haven, CT  areas.

Schedule Your Consultation

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

e-Newsletter

Testimonials

Loading...

Schedule A Consultation

Call us at – 844-551-9880

or click here to schedule online

Schedule Your Consultation

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

e-Newsletter

Call Email Gallery Directions
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.