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Acne

Twinlight Treatment

Fotona offers a laser acne treatment protocol that provides a truly comprehensive solution to the problem of acne. Fotona’s precisely controlled Nd:YAG laser light safely penetrates the skin to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands and to reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation.

For improving the appearance of acne scars, Fotona offers a complementary laser treatment based on a precise and gentle skin resurfacing procedure in which an Er:YAG laser beam is absorbed by the top micro-layers of the skin to vaporize scarred tissue and stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis.

 

 

Fast results, Without Side-Effects

For active acne, Fotona’s laser treatment reduces acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating effects. Fotona’s high powered Nd:YAG laser safely penetrates the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands.

In addition to its thermal penetration effects, the Nd:YAG acne laser treatment also accelerates the healing process and stimulates collagen remodeling, an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.

Gentle & Effective Acne Scar Revision

For treating problematic acne scars, Fotona's Er:YAG laser wavelength is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision. The Er:YAG laser safely and effectively provides the minimal penetration depth required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, helping to improve skin texture and tone. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled. The laser gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below. Laser resurfacing is a fast, safe and simple procedure.

Prior to Treatment

 

Every person wishing to be treated at Advanced Laser Clinic will require a consultation with our Laser Consultant prior to their first treatment.

 

At this appointment, we welcome all questions to advance your understanding of the treatment. There will be a consultation form to be completed about your health and medications to asses your eligibility for treatment.

 

A patch test will be performed on your skin to ensure the laser settings are suitable for you. If there are no reactions 24 hours after your patch test, we can commence your laser treatment.

 

Before laser therapy, it is very important that you keep your treated area away from sun exposure. Your skin needs to be protected from the sun for a minimum of two weeks before any treatment commences. This is crucial both before and after the treatment. The lasers work on providing a specific heat at a specific depth in your tissue to produce a desired end point. This end point can be exacerbated if exposed to sun and can cause unwanted side effects.

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Procedure Time

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Skin Types

Price/ Procedure

Procedures

Topical Anesthetic

30 mins.

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4-6

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Before & After

Frequently asked questions

What is Acne?


Acne is a common skin condition that affects many people at some point during their lives. It is a complex and continuous cycle that can be caused by many factors, resulting in a hormonal fluctuation that stimulates oil production. It Is common in adolescents but can be experienced at any age and range from mild to severe. Too often, people squeeze spots and blemishes because of their unpleasant appearance. Unfortunately, this habit can increase inflammation and, in extreme cases, lead to permanent scars.




What can laser treatment do to help my acne?


Fotona’s laser treatment reduces acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating. The laser safely penetrates the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands. In addition, the treatment accelerates the healing process and stimulates collagen modelling, an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.




What if I have acne scars?


Fotona’s laser is ideal for mild scar revision. It safely and effectively penetrates the skin for the gentle resurfacing of the acne-scarred skin, helping to improve your skins texture and tone. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled by the practitioner. The laser gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below.




Is Fotona Laser safe?


Fotona laser treatment is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that uses multi-laser technology. Having been clinically proven to be safe for all skin types, Fotona laser treatments are safe, have minimal to no downtime and produce satisfactory results.




What can I expect from the treatment?


Patients will experience no discomfort during the treatment. Immediately following the treatment, you may experience a sunburnt effect with some redness or swelling which can last a few hours. Most patients can resume their daily activities immediately following the treatment. Patients will need to avoid the sun and wear sunscreen at all times post-treatment to protect the skin.




What is TwinLight Laser Acne & Acne Scars Tx?


Laser treatment of active acne reduces acne inflammation by photoselective absorption and heating of overactive sebaceous glands. The power of an Nd:YAG laser is used to accelerate the healing process and to reduce the possibility of developing new acne inflammation. Laser treatment of acne scars is based on the precise and gentle skin resurfacing procedure where the Er:YAG laser is absorbed by the top micro-layers of the skin to vaporize scarred skin and stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis.




Will I need to have repeat treatment sessions?


To achieve the best results, some patients may need to undergo from four to six treatment sessions at weekly intervals.




How does it work?


1. Active acne: A high power Nd:YAG laser is used to penetrate the skin deep enough to thermally and selectively destroy large sebaceous glands. 2. Acne scars: The Er:YAG laser is used to remove micron-thin layers of skin so that new skin can form in its place. The laser gently vaporizes the acne-scarred surface of the skin so that undamaged skin below is revealed.




What are the key benefits?


-Safe and effective -No medication -Controlled, accurate and precise -Improves skin texture and tone -Suitable for larger and smaller areas -Fast & gentle




What causes Acne?


Excessive production of oil from the sebaceous glands, blockage of the oil glands at the base of hair follicles, and the presence of the Propionibacterium acne bacteria are the main causes. Many factors can contribute including the presence of dead skin cells (that can clog pores), inflammation, hormonal fluctuations, food intolerances, environmental factors and more. Use of the wrong skincare, contact with unsanitary materials (such as dirty make-up applicators, pillowcases), and other factors including stress may also contribute.





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Combined Use of Nd:YAG and Er:YAG in Acute Cystic Acne Treatments - A Case Study. Kakas P. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2010. No. 1. P. S02.  Read Full Text.

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Treatment of Acne Vulgaris with 1064 nm Nd:YAG Laser. Ganceviciene R, Meskauskas R, Berzanskyte A. Journal of LA&HA.  Vol. 2015, OnlineFirst. Read Full Text.

Resurfacing of Facial Acne Scars With a New Variable-Pulsed Er:YAG Laser in Fitzpatrick Skin Types IV and V. Chathra N, Mysore V.  J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2018;11(1):20-25. doi:10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_4_18. Read Full Text.

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Successful therapy of excoriated acne with Nd:YAG laser: a case report. Tlaker, V. Acta dermatovenerologica Alpina, Pannonica, et Adriatica, 26(3), pp.73–75. Read Full Text.

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