Acne Vulgaris is the most common type of skin problem that is seen in 80 percent of people. Acne vulgaris is an inflammatory skin disease that causes whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and spots especially on face, neck, back, shoulders and chest. Acne vulgaris may be mild for some people and for others it can be severe. It is not dangerous but it leaves marks on the skin which looks ugly. But don't worry there are several types of treatment to cure acne vulgaris and treatment depends upon the severity of acne.

Laser Resurfacing is one of the innovative treatments to get rid of acne vulgaris. The treatment can also help reduce wrinkles, scars, dark spots and other skin irregularities. There are three types of laser resurfacing methods which are ablative laser treatment, non-ablative laser treatment and fractioned laser resurfacing.

Ablative laser treatment is a common method to remove acne vulgaris. This procedure uses a wand-like instrument to peel off the outer skin layer. It removes the old damaged skin and gives youthful looking skin. Ablative laser resurfacing also heats the deeper layer of the skin and encourages collagen production which helps the treated area to heal in a smoother way.

Before the treatment

Before the treatment, a dermatologist reviews a patient's medical history and conducts a physical test. Your dermatologist may suggest avoiding certain medications and supplements for at least 10 days before the procedure. It is also suggested to avoid smoking for two weeks before and after the treatment.

After the procedure

After the treatment, the candidate gets a smooth, soft and youthful appearance. It takes around 10 to 21 days to heal, depending on the severity of the disease. It is recommended that a patient should use only oil-free makeup for at least three months after the treatment.

The candidate must avoid sun exposure and while stepping out of house must apply sunscreen. The skin has to be kept well- moisturized.

Laser Resurfacing treatment is not considered permanent. A person can be free from acne for a few months or years and it may re-appear.

What are the risks or side-effects of resurfacing procedure?

As with any other treatment, resurfacing also includes minimized risks. They are:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Discoloration
  • Infection

If you are irritated with acne vulgaris do not worry, laser resurfacing can help you to get rid of such skin texture. You can get the best laser treatment at Rama Skin & Laser Hospital. Different treatments are available to treat all kinds of skin and hair issues at an affordable cost. For more details, contact Rama Skin & Laser Hospital, Hyderabad. Call @ +91-6281032751 & 040-40274189.

Authored By Dr. Sajjan R Agarwal

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