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BLUSH Beverly Hills is the premier aesthetic medicine destination for those looking for natural, beautiful results for the face, skin, and body without going under the knife. 

laser acne removal

Acne can be a normal occurrence for anyone, and there are many treatment options on the market, from over-the-counter topical creams and prescriptions to professional skincare treatments. Laser treatment is a popular acne treatment used for current breakouts and acne scarring. Laser acne removal is a non-invasive option for those suffering from acne. It uses a laser to target and destroy the bacteria that cause acne and reduce oil production in the skin. The treatment can be performed on various body areas, including the face, chest, and back. 

There are various different laser acne removal treatment options with varying strengths depending on the patient’s skin and the severity of the acne. Like any cosmetic treatment, it’s important to understand the different laser treatment options available and what you can expect after your laser acne removal treatment to get the best results possible. 

Different Types of Laser Acne Removal Treatments

There are several different types of laser acne removal treatments to choose from. Each one has its own benefits, and knowing the difference will help you choose the best option for your skin.

Clear + Brilliant

Clear + Brilliant is a laser treatment proven to help clear skin, improve skin texture and tone, and improve pore appearance. This treatment delivers precise laser energy to stimulate a boost to the skin to refresh it. It’s comfortable and non-invasive with no downtime and safe for all skin types. It’s been known to help repair acne and minimize pore appearance, which is typically associated with acne-prone skin. 

CO2 Laser

The CO2 laser is one of the most popular treatments for acne and many other cosmetic skin concerns. It also is widely used to remove post-acne spots and acne scars. This laser treatment works by removing areas of damaged skin. The carbon-dioxide laser sends short, concentrating beams of light to remove the outer layer of skin. At the same time, it heats the underlying skin to stimulate regeneration and heal for new, healthier, clearer skin to form.

Laser Acne Removal: eLos

The eLos Plus combines laser or pulse light with radio frequency to provide a powerful treatment for removing acne. It also provides three-layer skin protection by providing only moderate skin heating, triggering the skin regenerative process, and contact cooling to increase comfort during the treatment. Each session takes around 30-45 minutes, and you can return to work and your normal activities the same day.

After Laser Acne Removal Treatments

The exact experience after laser acne removal will vary depending on each patient’s skin type, level of acne, and type of laser treatment used. However, with any laser treatment, there are common things that you can expect and should know to receive the best results. 

Side Effects & Aftercare

After the laser acne removal treatment, you may experience some redness and swelling in the treated area. This is normal and should subside within a few hours or days. You may also experience some mild discomfort or a burning sensation, which can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medication. Your laser practitioner will also recommend how to subdue any discomfort, redness, swelling, or burning sensations.

After any laser treatment, it is important to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen for a period of time after the treatment, as your skin will be more sensitive to UV rays. For best results, you will want to continue wearing SPF on the treated areas to avoid skin sensitivity or sunburns, 

You should also avoid picking or scratching at the treated area, as this can lead to scarring and negatively affect the treatment results or future treatments you receive.

You may also be advised to use topical creams or antibiotics to help reduce inflammation and prevent infection. Your practitioner will likely schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed.

Lifestyle Changes

After a laser acne removal treatment, it is also important to be mindful of your diet and lifestyle choices. Consuming a diet high in processed foods and sugar can lead to increased inflammation in the body, exacerbating acne. Instead, try to focus on a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated are also key to keeping your skin healthy.

Maintaining a healthy skincare routine, including cleansing and moisturizing, is essential to help prevent further outbreaks of acne. You should also be mindful of your skincare products, as some products can be too harsh for post-treatment skin. Avoid using exfoliating scrubs or chemical exfoliants, and opt for gentler, non-comedogenic products instead. Make sure to ask your practitioner about skin care products and ingredients you should avoid after treatment and for how long. 

Laser Acne Removal Results

It’s also worth noting that the results of laser acne removal treatment may not be immediately visible. It may take a few weeks or even months for the full effects of the treatment to be seen. In the meantime, it is important to be patient and to continue following your dermatologist’s recommendations for skincare and lifestyle changes.

Laser acne removal is also not a one-and-done treatment. Patients typically require multiple sessions to achieve desired results and be clear of acne. The number of sessions needed will depend on the severity of your acne and how your skin responds to the laser treatment. Your practitioner can create a treatment plan for you and estimate how many sessions you may need.

The Bottom Line

Overall, laser acne removal is a safe and effective treatment option for those suffering from acne. It can help reduce the appearance of acne and improve the overall appearance of the skin. As with any medical procedure, discussing the potential risks and benefits with your dermatologist is important to ensure that it is the right treatment option for you.

It’s important to know what post-treatment care and changes are necessary to get the best results from laser treatments and what you can expect to experience with your skin and treatment plan after sessions as well. 
If you’re interested in laser acne removal, BLUSH Beverly Hills provides multiple types of laser treatment options. To set up a consultation to get started, contact our team today.