Acne is the most common skin problem affecting not only teenagers, but up to 80 percent of people in their 20s and 30s. This stubborn condition is typically treated with oral and topical medications, which can produce good results but often with undesirable side effects. At The Grace Clinic, the laser system used offers an effective alternative acne treatment, delivering concentrated light pulses which attack acne.
What are pulsed light treatments like?
Our highly qualified Nurse technician will move the hand-piece over your skin, pulsing it all the while. Each pulse will send a beam of light through your skin. A flashing light, an audible tone, and a mild sensation on the skin will tell you when the hand-piece is being pulsed. This sensation produces little to no discomfort.
What should I expect after treatment?
- You can expect a mild sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling. This usually lasts 2 – 24 hours, and can be soothed with gel or ice packs.
- There may be an initial flare up of acne, similar to the kind seen after a peel procedure or the beginning of a new topical or oral acne medication.
- Some of the blemishes may appear redder. They will then fade after 2 – 3 weeks.
- A reduction in the number of lesions and the prevention of new lesion formation can be expected following your treatment course.
How does this pulsed light work?
Specialized hand-pieces filter light from different parts of the spectrum. Each band of the spectrum has a wavelength that is ideal for different treatments, such as hair reduction, sun spot removal or leg vein clearance. The hand-piece concentrates the light into individual pulses which target acne-causing bacteria.
Over the years, Dr. Grace has treated thousands of people seeking plastic surgery in Burlington. In addition to surgical procedures, he also offers a range of non-surgical body and facial treatments, such as pulsed light acne treatment in Burlington. In addition, Dr. Grace is regarded as a highly skilled Burlington photofacial, laser skin resurfacing and laser micro peel provider. Dr. Grace’s medical team also provides highly effective treatments for Burlington / Hamilton laser hair removal patients. Dr. Grace offers the most sophisticated technologies to his Hamilton Lumenis Duet laser hair removal patients.