CoolTouch Laser Treatments for Acne and Acne Scarring
If you have acne scarring, severe acne, acne that has required treatment for years, or acne that just won't clear with maximal topical and oral treatments, laser treatments can create a permanent improvement in your acne condition. Laser treatments result in a gradual improvement in acne, scarring, oily skin, and large pores, as well as fine wrinkling, and multiple treatments are required for the best results. for the most severe scarring, a combination approach with topical medications, microneedling of scars, and filling scars with PCP or dermal fillers may give you even quicker and better results.
How It Works
As the collagen layer thickens, skin tone and elasticity improve, the skin becomes less oily, pores become smaller, and acne scars become less noticable. This treatment is designed to combat acne with minimal discomfort and without the need for a prolonged recovery period.
Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Treatment of Acne with CoolTouch:
What does a treatment feel like?
CoolTouch treatments can be performed on any area of the skin. The laser energy feels warm to the skin, almost tingling. Depending on the severity of your condition, your physician may decide to use perform a MegaPeel microdermabrasion and apply topical anesthetic prior to the laser treatment for comfort and to achieve better results.
How long does a treatment take?
Treatments take 10-60 minutes, depending on the area to be treated and the severity of the condition. If a MegaPeel and topical anestheic are employed prior to the laser, you can expect the total procedure to take an additional 20 to 60 minutes.
How will you look after the treatment?
You may experience mild redness in the treated area for a short period of time following the procedure. There’s no downtime, so you can resume regular activities immediately after the treatment-and even apply makeup, if desired.
What improvement will I see?
You will notice significant reduction of acne and improvised appearance of acne scars. Results are achieved through a series of treatments, and follow-up visits may be required to prolong your improvements.
How many treatments will you need?
Typically, it takes more than one treatment to achieve the optimum level of improvement. On average, patients receive 6 treatments at monthly intervals.
I have darker skin, is the CoolTouch laser right for me?
Unlike some lasers who wavelengths aren’t appropriate for darker skin, the CoolTouch laser uses a 1320 nanometer or mid-infrared light which targets water in the skin, not melanin. This means the laser will safely treat any skin color without causing pigmentary or color changes to your natural skin tone.
For information about non-laser treatments for acne and acne scarring, please see the following pages:
PRP, platelet-rich plasma, for injection or Microneedling