Acne Laser Treatments
Today’s lasers and light-based therapies give patients powerful options in treating acne. Intense light energy can destroy the bacteria that cause active acne. Additionally, sebaceous (oil-producing) glands are shrunken with laser energy which causes the glands to produce less oil, thereby limiting future outbreaks and reducing pore size. New Radiance has several effective acne laser treatments that are proven and successful.
The CLEARLight system is a photodynamic instrument that uses blue violet light waves which penetrate your skin and directly kill the bacteria that lead to inflammatory acne. These light waves also stimulate your body’s own bacteria fighting porphyrins which kill additional bacteria and remain activated to gives a lasting bacterial killing effect even after treatment is ended. This combined effect provides a drug free option for treatment of acne.
ClearLight’s APC technology uses intense, 405-420nm wavelength light, which safely and effectively permeates the tissue to reach the Propionbacterium acnes (P. acnes) which are then eliminated.
A typical CLEARLight™ treatment session lasts 25 minutes. Patients can relax and listen to music while lying under the warming therapeutic light. After a treatment, patients feel rested and ready to continue with the rest of their busy day.
When a pimple forms and clogs the hair follicle pore, an ideal microenvironmental is created. This enables the naturally occurring P. acnes’ bacteria to proliferate and start a cascade of events that lead to an inflammatory response.
CLEARLight™ uses blue violet light wavelengths which penetrate the skin and reaches the P. acnes bacteria. These wavelengths of light directly kill P. acnes as well as stimulate the skin’s endogenous porphyrins which are part of its natural defenses against these and other bacteria. CLEARLight™ uses ONLY 405-420nm wavelengths of light which have been best shown to produce these effects in both the laboratory and clinical settings. It completely filters out damaging UV wavelengths. This allows for painless, safe acne treatments.
Acne LuxV Treatments
Lux V clears acne safely and effectively with a series of concentrated pulses of light and heat. The green wavelength light penetrates deep enough into the skin to cause proliferation of endogenic porphyrins, resulting in the destruction of the P.Acne. The concentrated pulse is up to 10,000 times more effective in porphyrin activation than the continuous wave light used by other light-based technologies. The red wavelength produces anti-inflammatory results. The addition of heat, unique to the Lux V method, further increases the effectiveness by opening the skin.
The LUX V treatment typically takes about 20 minutes depending on location and amount of lesions. The patient will experience a slight snapping or stinging sensation that is alleviated by the patented cooling technology of the LUX V. A series of treatments are delivered at different intervals in order to achieved the desired clearance.
Photodynamic Therapy is used to treat severe acne. A photosensitizer drug is administered to the patient topically or through an injection. When light from the laser is directed on tissue containing the drug, it becomes activated, and the tissue is rapidly destroyed. Patients can return to regular activities immediately following the procedure; however, they must stay out of the sun for a few weeks after treatment.
Contact us to see which type of acne treatment is right for you!