Smoothbeam acne laser therapy is
an effective way to treat your acne. This gentle, safe treatment uses a
laser to target overactive sebaceous glands in your skin—the root cause of acne. Medical lasers such as Smoothbeam are safe and have been used for over 20 years to treat many medical and cosmetic skin conditions. You likely have questions about any new treatment, such as Smoothbeam for acne.
Laser Treatment with the Smoothbeam
The Candela Smoothbeam
is an exciting laser technology. The laser users a combination of
skin heating and cooling to selectively heat the middle layer of the
skin. By heating that layer (the dermis), it is possible to gently treat
a variety of skin problems. The laser is FDA Approved to treat wrinkles, acne and scars. In addition the Smoothbeam laser has been reported to improve sebaceous hyperplasia and other skin problems.
One of the benefits to the Smoothbeam laser is the low chance of side effects. The most
common side effect is mild redness in spots lasting about a few hours.
Rare side effects can include blistering or color changes. Scarring is
extremely rare, but possible with any treatment of the skin. Even though
the laser is cutting edge technology, there is a chance it may not
sufficiently treat your skin problem.
Insurance may cover laser acne treatment. The cost is dependent on the area treated.