Laser Acne Treatment Specialist

The Beauty Medics

Medical Spa & Cosmetic Specialists located in Riverside, CA

If you’d like a face free from acne and acne scarring, consider laser acne treatments. At The Beauty Medics, skilled aesthetician and cosmetic specialist Dr. Syed Bokhari offers laser acne and scar treatment using the advanced elos Plus laser by Syneron Candela®. If you live in or near Riverside, California, call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about this effective, skin-perfecting treatment.

Laser Acne Treatment Q & A

The Beauty Medics

How does laser treatment heal acne and acne scars?

The elos Plus laser system uses radiofrequency and non-radiofrequency energy from intense pulsed light, or IPL, to treat your acne. The heat energy from the laser shrinks the sebaceous glands that produce oil in the skin and kill acne-causing bacteria.

The advanced laser technology also treats acne scarring by stimulating the production of more elastin and collagen, which are skin-strengthening compounds, to regenerate your skin’s texture.

Who is a candidate for laser acne treatment?

Dr. Bokhari reviews your particular condition to make sure you’d respond well to laser treatment, but it’s generally safe for people of all skin color, ages, and skin types. Laser treatment can also help all forms of acne, including acne cysts, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.

What results can I expect from laser acne treatment?

You will see the clearing of your acne, but it may not disappear completely. Use it as an adjunct therapy to good skin care and other acne treatments. The results do vary from person to person; Dr. Bokhari can give you a good idea of your results, but there’s no absolute test to tell exactly how well your skin will respond to laser acne treatment.

When will I see results?

It takes time to see results from laser acne treatment, and it may take a series of treatments to achieve optimal changes. Generally, you should see a reduction in acne and the appearance of acne scarring in four to 12 weeks.

You may need follow-up treatments once or twice a year to maintain your results.

What kind of downtime should I expect following laser acne treatment?

Laser treatment is non-surgical, meaning you’ll experience no blood loss, incisions, or sutures, and the risk of infection is very low. With a non-ablative laser, like the elos Plus, you can return to your normal daily activities immediately after a treatment session. You may have some redness and swelling right afterward, but this should dissipate within a day or two.

Do be extra careful to apply sunscreen daily following laser treatment as your skin may be more sensitive than usual.

If you have acne and acne scarring, call The Beauty Medics or book a consultation online to find out how laser acne treatment can help heal your skin.