The routine struggle and pain associated with acne can only be understood by the people who have to go through it. Pimples, skin irritation, red marks, and oily face are enough to greatly affect you. Acne can take away all your self-confidence and make you feel insecure with the people around you. Even though makeup can be used to conceal your acne spots, beauty is skin deep and you’d feel much better knowing you have clear unblemished skin.
Fortunately, many medical treatments and options are available in today’s modern age to tackle acne and various skin issues effectively. Acne scars are one of the most challenging problems to treat. While there are prescription creams and topical ointments available, laser treatment is another option that be considered to get rid of stubborn age spots and acne scars.
Laser treatment for pimples:
Pimples normally develop when dead skin cells, sebum and excess oil clogged up the hair follicles and sebaceous glands in the skin, which enhance bacterial production. This will lead to an infection, where the skin will be inflamed before pimples are formed.
Laser treatment delivers various pulsed light and heat energy which can kill acne-producing bacteria thus eliminating acne breakout and help to prevent future breakouts. The treatments can also shrink the sebaceous glands to decrease oil production and at the same time, lighten existing acne scars.
Laser treatment for pigmentation:
Laser treatment is also recommended for any redness, brown spots and discoloration on the face. Hyperpigmentation is common and stays on the skin after the acne has healed, caused by the skin’s inflammatory response which results in the production of additional melanin. Though these pigmented spots can fade away on its own, it might take months or even years. Laser treatments can fasten the process and reducing the appearance of spots on the skin efficiently.
Laser treatment for acne scars:
Laser treatments can also be effective in terms of improving acne scars. It is important to note that most people have a combination of acne scars, whether it’s rolling scars, boxcar scars, ice pick scars, atrophic scars, or facial fat atrophy, and there are a lot of different things that need to be considered. When you decide to get laser treatment on your face, ask your physician to evaluate your skin type and acne condition. They should look at the foundational basis of what gives you a smooth looking skin.
A good dermatologist will examine the structure of two millimeters in thickness of your face. You should also discuss with your physician on the strategies for skin evaluation. A common way to evaluate acne problems is by taking photos with direct light and backlighting. Backlighting photographs reflect the areas which particularly cast a significant shadow. Laser treatments are able to use high intensity light to boost the body’s natural healing process and collagen production to resurface and smoothen the rough skin texture for an improved skin appearance.
Types of Laser Treatments for Acne
There are different laser treatments for acne available, depending on the patient and their individual skin concerns. The clinical applications of lasers vary in the wavelength and energy settings of the laser. Short, concentrated pulsating beams of light are delivered and accurately focused on the targeted areas of the skin. Some treatments require a few sessions over time before results are visible.
Fractional Co2 Laser
Fractional or carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is a popular choice in non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments. It is one of the latest advanced technologies to deliver laser in grid formation so as to minimise damage to the surrounding healthy skin. Co2 laser has the longest wavelength compared to others on the market to penetrate into the dermis and stimulate collagen production. It excels at treating deeper wrinkles and several textural issues such as depressed acne scars.
Fraxel is a non-invasive resurfacing laser which helps to stimulate the fibroblasts in the dermal layer of the skin to produce more collagen and elastin for a younger, rejuvenated look. It has the unique benefit of having two separate treatment modes to deliver laser energy to different depths of the skin. This versatility allows for customised treatment options for varying skin problems. Fraxel can treat both superficial and deep problems in the skin, such as superficial brown spots on the top and deeper wrinkles. This laser treatment can be used to improve skin tightening, skin tone and texture caused by acne scars and pigmentation.
Infini Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency Laser
Infini is a minimally invasive treatment which utilises a patented microneedle system to deliver focused heat or controlled radiofrequency energy deep into multiple layers under the skin. The combination of RF energy and microneedling helps to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and collagen production, which is beneficial to resurface the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and smoothen deep acne scars. This treatment is best suited for rolling or atrophic acne scars.
We are one of the leading skin transformation clinics in Singapore. Our effective laser treatments for acne is one of the best acne scar treatments in Singapore, to specifically target the skin area and cure your acne problems. Enquire about your laser treatment today.