LaserSpa of Tampa Bay offers several treatment tho help reduce acne and restore healthy looking skin.
The DermaLASERTM is a low-level laser (LLLT). This laser works in the non ablative 405nm Violet light spectrum. This spectrum of light works for acne by killing the bacteria P. Acnes (Propionibacterium) that causes acne. Unlike current acne-laser treatments, the DermaLASERTM is not high density, or hot, so it has been shown not to irritate or adversely affect the skin cells as it cleanses the pores. The DermaLASERTM isolates and targets the acne-causing bacteria itself, not the skin, so it treats the cause of acne at its root. The DermaLASERTM by Erchonia has received FDA approval for the treatment of acne.
Until now, people with acne have had to rely on strong antibiotic treatments, topical ointments or hot lasers.
The treatment works best if used with red visible light (636 nm) that has been shown to result in a 76% reduction of lesions after 3 months of daily treatment for 80% of the patients.
The DermaLASERTM Acne treatment offers a safe, effective, and non-toxic option to standard medical protocols that prescribe high-risk drugs like Acutane, and hot lasers. During your skin care consultation our staff will help you determine your best and most effective treatment options.
In most patients the treatment has been shown to be painless and leaves should leave no residual irritation, redness or swelling. The general protocol is six minutes of DermaLASERTM applied to the three major regions on the face, which include areas of the forehead and both cheek areas. Smaller areas such as the nose, chin or temple each require three minutes of treatment. Patients should have at least two sessions a week for approximately six weeks to obtain results. Our doctor may suggest a third treatment per week for the first 6 weeks if the case is severe. Positive results typically become apparent by the third week of treatment or less! Results may vary.
LaserSpa of Tampa Bay also offers options to prevent future acne and keep breakouts under control. During your initial consultation these treatment options will be discussed and the most suitable course of treatment recommended to suit each individual’s specific skin care needs.
Palomar Lux V
By using the Palomar Lux V, we can safely target and destroy the bacteria responsible for acne, preventing future breakouts.
The LUX V clears acne by targeting the overactive sebaceous glands that are responsible for the acne. The laser works by emmiting a wavelength of light that is absorbed by bacterial excretions that can lead to acne (porphyrins) within the skin. By creating a mild thermal injury just below the skin’s surface, the LUX V changes the structure of the sebaceous gland, leading to prolonged acne clearance.
The LUX V treatment typically takes about 20 minutes depending on the location used and amount of lesions.
The application of certain chemical peels in conjunction with acne laser treatment is also used to treat acne.
Before & After Acne Treatment
* Results May Vary
Our doctor and clinical aesthetician will provide the best solutions for your continued skin care. Maintaining your regimen of care will help you keep the results that you have worked so hard for.