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Is Laser Acne Treatment For You

Oct 10, 2007
If you have continual battles with acne and blemishes each month, you have probably searched for relief. By now you have probably tried every over the counter cleanser, cream and ointment that you can afford. Maybe you have seen your doctor and you have used medications prescribed to treat acne and blemishes. Maybe you have even tried changing your diet and taking oral supplements to clear your skin. If you are all out of options then perhaps you may want to look into laser acne and blemish treatment.

What Is Laser Acne Treatment?

Laser acne treatment is an outpatient procedure performed by many plastic surgeons across the country. It is performed through use of lasers which serve to quickly remove the upper layer of skin from your face and then subtly warm the next layer. This causes your skin to produce new doses of collagen which help give your skin a younger look. It also diminishes the appearance of acne blemishes and helps to lift old acne scars.

Laser Acne Treatment is usually performed with the administration of a local anesthetic and many doctors also offer patients a sedative to keep them calm during the surgery. Because an anesthetic is given, you won't feel any pain during the procedure, but your face will feel like it is sunburned for a couple of days following your laser acne and blemish treatment.

Are There Risks Involved With Laser Acne Treatment?

Laser acne and blemish treatment does involve a few risks. Sometimes the lasers can leave tiny scars. Doctors have worked hard to lessen this risk by using smaller lasers, but occasionally small amounts of scarring can occur. Laser acne treatments can also leave patchy, dark spots on your skin, not unlike age spots - the results of exposure to the sun. Not everyone who has laser acne treatments develops these spots, but the risk, though slight, is there.

If you have herpes, discuss this with your physician before you have any laser treatments on your face. Exposure to the laser can cause a herpes infection to surface on your skin, so your doctor will deal with this by prescribing a strong antibiotic to be taken prior to the procedure.

While not a risk, one also should consider the cost of laser acne and blemish treatment, before making a decision to go forward with the procedure. Even though it is an outpatient procedure it is done at the office of a plastic surgeon and is often quite expensive. Insurance usually doesn't cover elective procedures, so carefully consider the risks and outcome before you decide if you can budget the money for laser acne and blemish treatment.
About the Author
Del Erben, M.A. has been involved in the Health Care industry for the past 15 years. If you would like to know how to get rid of even the toughest acne in 3 DAYS click here: http://www.noblemish.com Also, we have a blog site that is updated daily: http://www.noblemish.blogspot.com
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