What does Vancouver Medi Spa offer for active acne?
Vancouver Medi Spa is proud to use a system that offers a laser acne treatment protocol that provides a truly comprehensive solution to the problem of Active Acne & Acne Scars.
The ND Yag laser is a very effective modality in the treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris. As a foundation of the mild to moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris treatment recommend that the patient adopt an appropriate diet and skin care routine.
Mild to moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris infections increase blood supply in the affected area. Therefore laser energy will be well absorbed in the infected areas. Constantly, heat will be generated there, which will destroy the bacteria. In general, mild to moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris will fade away within 1 or 2 days.
Hair reduction in the treatment area can be an unwanted side effect of mild to moderate inflammatory acne treatments. Side effects may be slight, transient erythema, and a sensation of heat in the treated area.
At Vancouver Medi Spa our treatments are precisely controlled by Nd:YAG laser light safely which penetrates into skin to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands and to reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation.
How does acne occurs?
Acne occurs when the oil glands respond abnormally to levels of the male hormone testosterone. Excess oil is produced which combines with dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin.
A sticky mixture is formed which blocks the skin pores, trapping oil and bacteria inside. As the oil glands continue to produce excess oil the follicle begins to swell producing blackheads, pimples, spots, and whiteheads.
Who Does It Effect The Most?
It is common during adolescence but can strike anyone at any age. Acne is more common among teenagers because it is only with the onset of puberty that the body begins to produce hormones.
What Are The Stages Of Acne?
Vancouver Medi Spa treats Grades 1 to 3 effectively and safely with results. Our faces and bodies are covered with tiny hairs that fit into a hair follicle, or ‘pore’. Deep within these pores are glands that produce natural oil called ‘sebum’. Sebum’s function is to keep the skin lubricated and prevent it from drying out.
What Are The Typical Treatments?
Typical treatments for acne include a variety of over-the-counter and prescription lotions and solutions that include antibiotics, retinoids, and vitamin A derivatives. Some patients benefit from the use of peels that use glycolic or salicylic acids but these can cause dryness of the skin and irritation.
Additionally oral treatments include drugs that inhibit the production of acne-causing hormones while in women the use of the oral contraceptive pill has been shown to help lessen acne.
What Are Acne Symptoms?
Acne symptoms can range from an occasional zit to painful cysts. If left untreated, it can often result in permanent scarring. Acne scarring is difficult and sometimes impossible to erase. Much, however, can be done to control acne and prevent acne scarring.
Is there any fast results?
The fast results without side effects for active acne include in using a laser treatment which reduces acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating effects.
Our high powered Nd:YAG laser, safely penetrates in to the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands.
In addition to it’s thermal penetration effects, the Nd:YAG acne laser treatment also accelerates the healing process and stimulates collagen remodeling, an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.
How does Vancouver Medi Spa treat acne scars?
Laser resurfacing is a fast, safe, and simple procedure. For treating problematic acne scars the Er:YAG laser wavelength is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision.
The Er:YAG laser safely and effectively provides the minimal penetration depth required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, helping to improve skin texture and tone.
Lasers have been used to treat acne scars for several years. In such treatments the Er:YAG (2940 nm) laser is used to remove skin so that new skin can form in it’s place.
Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion with laser resurfacing the penetration depth into the skin is more easily controlled.
The laser gently vaporises the acne-scarred surface of the skin so that undamaged skin below is revealed. Unlike many other techniques laser resurfacing is bloodless, gentle and complete recovery is achieved within days.
Is this treatment safe?
Laser resurfacing is a fast, safe and simple procedure. For treating problematic acne scars, Er:YAG laser wavelength is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision.
The Er:YAG laser safely and effectively provides the minimal penetration depth required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, helping to improve skin texture, and tone.
Acne scars have proven notoriously difficult to treat and traditionally dermatologists have used surgical procedures that remove the scar (excision), chemical peels, or abrasion techniques that literally scrape the scar off the skin using a wire brush or rotating diamond-edged wheel (dermabrasion).
Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled. The laser gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below.
Pre & Post instructions for acne scars
A topical cortisone ointment or a simple moisturizer can be used. If there are any signs of epidermal damage, the patient should use an antibiotic ointment.
Carefully applying ice treatments can relieve any discomfort and can reduce swelling.
Care should be taken to prevent any trauma to the treated area for five days following treatment.
Sun block must be used and expose to direct sunlight avoided during the healing process.
Make up can be applied as long as the skin is not broken. Makeup will also serve as an additional sun block.
Potential Adverse Reactions The following adverse reactions may occur:
Light redness lasting a few days. makeup can be used to cover the redness.
Bacterial, fungal and / or viral infections may occur after deep ablative skin resurfacing.
Slight transient hypo- or hyperpigmentation may occur, usually resolving within 3-6 months post- operatively without any special treatment.
Scarring (hypertrophic, atrophic).
Delayed healing, persistent ulcerated areas.
Superficial Burns, sometimes with blistering.
Erbium laser that allows the minimal penetration required for the gentle resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, and a neodymium laser to penetrate deeper in order to destroy the active bacteria in acne (propionibacterium). As a result, present laser systems offer a comprehensive solution to the misery of acne.
Lasers have been used to treat acne scars for several years. In such treatments the Er:YAG (2940 nm) laser is used to remove skin so that new skin can form in its place. The laser gently vaporizes the acne-scarred surface of the skin so that undamaged skin below is revealed. Unlike many other techniques laser resurfacing is bloodless, gentle and complete recovery is achieved within days.
Do you have acne? Do your kids have acne? If so, we would like to give you something to think about. We use braces to correct or prevent crooked teeth… So shouldn’t we do what we can for Acne? The confidence that comes with having clear, smooth, blemish-free skin is at least as important as a nice smile, don’t you think ? The value is comparable but the cost is far less. Acne is a common skin condition that affects many people at some point during their lives. It is a complex and continuous cycle that can be caused by many factors, resulting in a hormonal fluctuation that stimulates oil production. It is a most common in adolescents but can be experienced at any age and range from mild to severe. Too often, people squeeze spots and blemishes because of their unpleasant appearance. Unfortunately, the habit can increase inflammation and, in extreme cases, lead to permanent results.
People often squeeze spots and blemishes because of their unpleasant appearance. This can however cause increased inflammation and in extreme cases lead to permanent scars of the face.
For improving the appearance of acne scars, Vancouver Medi Spa offers a laser treatment based on a precise and gentle skin resurfacing procedure in which an Er:YAG laser beam is absorbed by the top micro-layers of the skin to vaporize scarred tissue and stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis.