Acne affects 80% of the population in a number of different ways. Several treatments are available against acne, including topical and oral medication, but today fractional CO2 laser is the state of the art.
What is acne?
Acne is an inflammatory disease of sebaceous glands, resulting in the formation of pimples. Acne most commnly affects face, neck, chest, shoulders and upper back, areas with a high concetreation of sebaceous follicles.
Acne might result from poor hygiene or fat-rich diets but also from hereditary or hormonal factors: these can directly influence sebaceous glands determining a hyperproduction of sebum, with subsequent inflammation of sebaceous follicles, that is the acneic manifestation itself.
Acne scars are very deep lesions and for this reason neither peelings nor dermoabrasive techniques can reach for the deep skin layers involved. Ony fractional CO2 lasers is truly effective against this beauty problem.
A fractional CO2 laser is a medical device that, by generating a beam of monochromatic light, vaporizes the superficial epidermic layers, thus eliminating stains and scars. Based on how severe acne scars might be (stage I-III), various laser sessions may be needed, after evaluation from a specialist at our center.
Fractional CO2 lasers have reduced convalescence from three months to less than a week, making laser treatment accessible to anybody and totally non-invasive. The treatment is performed upon application of an anaesthetic cream on the skin for about thirty minutes. As the only effect will be some redness on the skin, regular everyday activities can start again soon afterwards.
A specialist at our center will prescribe topical medications and antibiotics for the post-treatment period. Results will be visible within about three months.