Laser Acne Treatment

Reduce Breakouts and Get Clearer Skin at Naperville’s John Bull Center, Serving All of Western Chicago and Beyond

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What Is Acne?

Understanding how laser acne treatments work depends on understanding how acne works. The skin is filled with follicles, each of which opens to the surface. This opening is called a pore, and it allows hairs to grow, oil to flow, and more.

When a pore is blocked, material becomes trapped in the follicle. This can create a whitehead or blackhead. Bacteria that feed on sebum—an oil made by the skin—can also become trapped and multiply. As the body’s natural defenses fight the bacteria, dead cells and debris build up in the follicle, pushing outward against the surface to create a bump known as a pustule or pimple.

Left untreated, filled follicles can rupture, allowing the bacteria to spread, causing increased inflammation, and leading to the develop of cystic or nodular acne that can leave deep scars.

How Do Laser Acne Treatments Work?

IPL and laser acne treatments work in the same way, by using light to vaporize water in the upper layers of the skin, removing dead cells and opening pores. This accomplishes many things: Keeping pores open allows follicles to function freely and not swell with bacteria and dead cells. Laser acne treatments can also kill off the bacteria so that they do not gorge on sebum and lead to outbreaks. Finally, light energy directed into the skin prompts natural skin cell turnover, as well as the creation of new collagen molecules to improve skin health, structure, and beauty.

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Board-certified and highly accomplished plastic surgeon Dr. John Bull is not just committed to providing beautiful cosmetic surgery results in a safe and comforting environment. He also wants every patient to feel heard, understood, and confident in their choice.

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