Most dermatologists find lasers to be an exciting new technology for treating acne scars. The problem with the technology, however, is that it may be overused. Very few people who have active acne or acne scars respond to lasers used by themselves. They still have to have more traditional treatments, and neither acne nor scars […]
Laser treatments are the fastest way to deal with scars and hyperpigmentation left behind when acne heals, but can also be beneficial for inflammatory acne. However, it’s not known to be particularly helpful for noninflammatory comedonal acne. The primary benefit of laser therapy, as well as the primary drawback of laser therapy, is that is […]
Photodynamic therapy is a tool for treating acne that utilizes the interactions of certain wavelengths with acne bacteria and the skin itself. Blue light kills acne bacteria on the skin. Red light heats and shrinks oil-producing sebum glands in the skin. And the use of red and blue in a pulsating, photodynamic acne treatment system […]
The N-lite laser is often advertised as a kinder, gentler approach to laser acne treatment. Approved by the FDA as a non-invasive pulsing laser treatment, many acne care seekers go in for N-Lite treatment with the expectation that it will be completely painless, but that is not always the case.
Acne light therapy is the pain-free, low-cost way to get rid of blemishes on acne-prone skin. It does not zap zits like a laser, but it kills acne bacteria and shrinks oil-producing glands to give skin a chance to recover on its own.
There is some acne laser treatment for nearly everyone who has acne. Some laser therapies are only performed at the dermatologist’s office, but other laser therapies are available for safe and affordable home acne care.
For centuries, people who had acne were told that they needed the sun to “dry out” their skin. While both dryness and sun are enemies of healthy skin, it turns out the old advice to expose acne to the light of day was partially correct. Visible blue light, it turns out, can kill acne.
Keeping acne-prone skin free of blemishes requires daily effort, but it does not have to cost a fortune or take over your life. Here are seven simple ways to fight acne blemishes that nearly always work.
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