Acne Treatment and reduction
how does acne treatment work?
At GentleCare Laser we offer a number of different alternatives for acne treatment in order to provide the most effective solutions. Depending on our patients' age, skin, and availability our medical and aesthetics staff are able to make appropriate recommendations for acne treatment and skin rejuvenation. Can't decide which one is right for you? Contact us for a complimentary consultation.
VI PEEL ACNE is one of the most effective Acne treatments available today! We offer this peel at our Tustin location. VI PEEL ACNE contains a peel formula plus powerful ingredients for superior, consistent results for patients:
- Benzoyl Peroxide removes bacteria, clears the pores & increases cell turnover
- Salicylic Acid: causes the cells of the epidermis to shed, opening clogged pores and neutralizing the bacteria within while constricting the pore diameter to prevent further clogging
- Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant to remove toxins from the environment Kojic Acid: brightens skin and reduces acne scars.
Laser Therapy and IPL
Laser and IPL (intense Pulsed Light) therapy has been used for acne treatments also. This works best when used in conjunction with either acne products or Chemical peels. This can help to reduce the intensity of acne breakouts but also start to improve acne scarring. If patients have been on Retinol prescription products for some time however, they must be off of it for 6 months to a year before laser can be applied due to increased sensitivity. Come in for a free consultation to see what best fits your acne needs.
GentleCare Laser Aesthetics provides this innovative way to help improve acne and acne scarring. Considering the pathophysiology of what causes acne, it is best to combine therapies to achieve the best outcomes. Dr Tariq Khan, Orange County, Tustin CA, will help you to determine the best treatment package for your acne needs.
Prescription medication continues to be one of the potential solutions for acne problems. In certain cases, medication can be combined with other methods of acne treatment, in order to achieve best results. Dr. Khan provides complementary consultations in order to determine what treatment protocol would best fit your skin condition.
What is the procedure for Laser Therapy treatment?
We always perform a consultation, skin evaluation and test patch before proceeding with the procedure. Goggles are then placed over your eyes for protection. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation. The actual treatment usually takes less than fifteen minutes, making it convenient for your lunch hour or after work.
How many treatments do I need?
Recommended number of treatments: We recommend 2-3 treatments at 2 to 3 week intervals for maximum results. Results may vary.
What should I expect right after the treatment?
Following the procedure, you may notice some initial reddening of the skin and brown spots may slightly darken. Do not go out into the sun for at least 24 hrs.
Any side effects?
Although patients experience few side effects, the most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin. In rare instances blistering, scarring or pigment changes may occur. Special considerations are important when lasers are used on darker skin tones to allow for safe and effective treatment. No sun exposure for up to 24 hours after the treatment.