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Although keeping your face clean by gently and regularly removing oils and debris can help to minimize pimples, just about every person will deal with acne to some degree in their life. For patients whose breakouts are chronic, moderate to severe, or leave lasting scars, laser acne treatment at the Western Chicago area’s John Bull Center may be necessary. We strive to deliver the best laser acne treatments Naperville has to offer.
While there are many factors that contribute to acne breakouts, a primary one is bacteria that live in the skin, causing inflammation and multiplying to fill follicles and raise bumps on the surface. Opening pores to allow bacteria out, killing these bacteria, and calming the inflammation with light can help skin to clear up, as well as reduce the likelihood of future breakouts. Nonsurgical laser acne treatments use focused beams of a single wavelength, while IPL—intense pulsed light—uses a broader spectrum for similar results.
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.
Improve Skin Health, Structure, and Beauty
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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Powerful Light-Based Options
The John Bull Center offers Laser Genesis, a treatment that also addresses signs of aging, such as wrinkles, texture irregularities, and sun damage. Intense pulsed light, while not a laser acne treatment, is also a powerful light-based option. The ideal treatment for you will depend on the severity of your acne outbreaks, the condition of your skin, and other factors that can be discovered and discussed during a personalized consultation.
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1307 Macom Drive, Naperville, IL 60564