Acne Treatment: The Pulsed Light Alternative

Acne is the most common skin problem in the United States, affecting not only teenagers, but up to 80 percent of people in their 20’s and 30’s, This stubborn condition is typically treated with oral and topical medications, which can produce good results but often with undesirable side effects.

Our Palomar Pulsed Light Systems offer an exciting and effective alternative acne treatment. The treatment delivers concentrated light pulses, which attack acne on two fronts:

Destroys acne bacteria for quick clearance of current acne breakouts,

Penetrates into the hyperactive sebaceous glands to slow down the production of sebum, which can clog pores and cause future acne breakouts,

The result is fast resolution of current breakouts and a long remission time between treatments, without any drug related side effects.

Palomar Systems use specialized handpieces which filter light from different parts of the spectrum. The LuxV hand piece filters light in the ideal band of the spectrum to affect acne. The LuxV concentrates the light into individual pulses which target acne causing bacteria.

After the 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 also 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 and 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.

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