This treatment for acne is for patients of all ages seeking a safe, effective and tolerable treatment for acne using state-of-the-art technology. It can help to eliminate the major factors that cause acne, including excess sebum production, inflammation, and the p. acnes bacteria. This technology helps clear current acne breakouts on the skin and prevent them from occurring in the future, as well as reducing the appearance of acne scars, leaving your skin looking more radiant than ever!
Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, more commonly known as ingrown hairs, razor bumps, or beard bumps, are skin conditions nobody likes dealing with. We use our Aerolase® laser to target the melanin the the underlying hair follicle and pass energy through the area to surround the lesion. This will leave your skin looking and feeling smoother in no time at all. As a wonderful bonus, the hyperpigmentation is also treated simultaneously.
The Aerolase® NeoSkin comprehensively addresses rosacea, redness, veins, and broken capillaries in a single, 20-25 minute treatment session. A common condition with skin aging is the appearance of redness and formation of veins and broken capillaries in the skin. The Aerolase Neo effectively addresses these conditions with deep-penetrating energy that suppresses the inflammation causing the redness. It also coagulates the unwanted veins and broken capillaries, which are then gradually cleared by the body’s natural immune response.
This treatment advances skin rejuvenation and tightening to new levels by addressing the tone, texture, redness, pigmentation, laxity, and other unwanted skin structures in a 20-60 minute treatment. When complete, your skin will have the youthful glow you’ve been searching for. Boost this treatment by pairing with our HydraFacial™ or Perfect Derma Peel!
Frequently Asked Questions
How many treatment sessions are required?
This can vary depending on skin and severity of the condition, but generally 4 to 6 sessions are required to achieve a good result. After that, the patient may need maintenance every few months depending on their skin type.
Patients that should not be treated include:
- Those who are pregnant
- Those who are sunburned or have irritated skin in the sites to be treated
- Those who are exhibiting unidentified skin conditions in the sites to be treated
- Those who have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
- Patients prone to skin discoloration
- Patients who are taking photosensitizing medication, such as Accutane, should discontinue the medication 6 months before treatment
- Patients who are taking topical Retin-A, patients should wait 2 weeks before treatment
- Patients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Herpes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters) can be activated by laser treatment, especially on the upper lip, and patients with a tendency for fever blistering can be started on antiviral medication before treatment.
When can I expect to see improvement?
Improvement may be seen anywhere from 3-8 weeks depending on the severity of the condition and the patient’s skin’s reaction to the therapy. Some patient’s condition may worsen before it gets better. It is important to realize that there is no cure for acne, only maintenance, so further treatment may be required in the future.
Is it painful?
No, there is just a mild, very tolerable sensation of heat. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The LightPod Neo has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology.
Is it permanent, or will my acne come back?
There is no cure for acne, only maintenance, so further treatment may be required in the future. This will vary patient to patient and some will have greater results than others depending on the severity of their acne, their skin type and their daily maintenance.
Can it be used on dark skin?
Actually, the LightPod Neo is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypo- pigmentation.
Can it be used on Acne Scars?
Yes, during the normal course of acne treatment the laser light will also help to lessen any cratering or pock marks caused by acne. This is enabled by the laser light superheating the water within the skin’s dermis and helping rebuild and regrow both collagen and elastin, effectively helping smooth out any imperfections left behind from acne.
Melasma: When treating melasma or hyperpigmentation (dark spots):
Typically, melasma will slowly lighten over the course of the next few days to weeks as the pigmented area is slowly absorbed into the skin by your body’s natural healing process. In some cases, the pigment will darken before becoming lighter. In the event that any crusting or scabbing occurs, it is important to always keep the area moist as to reduce the risk of scarring.
Melasma: Is it permanent, or will melasma come back?
Melasma is typically characterized by having up and down periods where the symptoms heighten and lessen. While the laser light can help lighten or completely rid of the pigmentation factors such as sun exposure, hormones and your genetic disposition can play a role in a reoccurrence of the symptoms.
Anti-Aging: When can I expect to see an improvement in my condition?
Improvement may be seen anywhere immediately after the treatment to a few weeks after the first treatment. Typically a session every month for 6 months is required. Patients should notice considerable results during the entire course of treatments and for another 6 months after the treatment due to the constant growth of new collagen and elastin. It is important to realize that there is no way to stop the skin’s aging process, so further treatment may be required in the future.
Anti-Aging: Is it permanent, or will my spots and laxity come back?
While your skin will appear firmer, more full and both red and brown spots will diminish, the skin will continue to age so maintenance treatments may be required in the future. To reduce the signs of aging it is important to wear sunscreen, which will slow any increase of wrinkles and sun damage.
Anti-Aging: Setting the Expectation
The best candidates for skin rejuvenation are patients aged 30-55 showing the initial signs of aging such as fine lines, minor wrinkles, sun damage and vessels as well as signs of reduced skin laxity. Other patients may respond to such treatments, but as a segment, the patients aforementioned typically see the best results. Patients should begin to see results immediately after the treatment and the results will continue to become better over time. After the complete set of treatments (typically once a month for 6 months) patients can expect to see the results continue for the next six months, after which they can start the treatments again.