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The Skin Institute
2046 Creekside Landing Drive
Apex, NC 27502
Office: (919) 303-4777
Fax: (919) 303-0077
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Laser and Cryotherapy Treatment Of Acne
A variety of laser devices may be used to reduce acne and acne scarring. At The
Skin Institute, we often combine the effects of multiple laser and light devices to achieve optimal clearance in the fewest number of visits.
The Smoothbeam laser is often used for patients with active acne and scarring. This laser has
been used successfully for years to reduce acne breakouts, reduce oil
production, tighten pores, and reduce depressed, acne scars. The Smoothbeam laser may also be used to reduce sebum (oil) production and to stimulate collagen production to help fill in depressed scars.
This laser may be used virtually anywhere on the body - especially the face, neck, chest and back where acne is usually most intense.
A series of two to five laser treatments are typically recommended at three to four week intervals for those with active acne breakouts and/or acne scarring. A regimen of topical acne gels or creams and/or a course of oral antibiotics may also be used in conjunction with the laser for faster improvement. At
The Skin Institute, each treatment is tailored to the individual needs of the patient depending upon how quickly they respond to treatment and the degree of involvement they have at the outset.
Cryotherapy is one option for acne treatment that is available at The Skin Institute.
Here's how it works: Typically, liquid nitrogen or solid carbon dioxide is applied to an area of skin, freezing it. Light freezing causes peeling of the skin, moderate freezing causes blistering and hard freezing causes scabbing. This procedure is used as a treatment for acne as well as a method to remove scars and growths and excise some skin cancers. The freezing agent may be sprayed on to the skin or swabbed on, but the end result is the same.
Cryotherapy treatments for acne are usually performed once a week. Side effects of this treatment may include stinging and redness of the skin; there may also be some pain for some period after the treatment. The painful aftereffects of
Cryotherapy may be reduced by applying a steroid to the treated area immediately after the treatment. In very rare cases, a patient with extremely sensitive skin may experience some swelling and blistering after a
Cryotherapy is also sometimes referred to as cryosurgery and it is, in fact, a form of surgery in the sense that the dermatologist is removing a layer of skin along with the acne blemishes. This method of acne treatment has been available since the 1960s and has proven to be very effective as an acne treatment option.
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The specific risks and the suitability of aesthetic cosmetic surgery for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare. The information on this web site is not a substitute for a consultation. Call us at (919) 303-4777 or
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The Skin Institute | 2046 Creekside Landing Drive | Apex, NC 27502 | Phone: 919.303.4777 | Fax: 919.303.0077