What is intense light therapy for acne?
Intense light therapy for acne utilizes light that penetrates the outer layers of the skin, stimulating porphyrins to reduce acne growth. At Lappert Plastic Surgery, we use a light therapy device that can address pimples on the face, chin, and neck. This treatment can also balance color and improve your overall complexion.
How do the treatments feel?
When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is recommended to cool the skin before acne treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.
What happens after light therapy treatments?
Immediately following treatment, you may notice some slight improvement to your skin. The treated area may also be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness. It is common to return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment.
When will I see results?
Within one to three weeks, your pimples will fade.* These treatments also work to prevent new pimples from popping up.*
Will pimples reappear over time?
New pimples may appear with further sun damage; however, they too can be treated. Remember to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize further damage to your skin. Acne cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source; however, its presence can be improved, and pimples can be managed.
Are there any side effects?
Immediately following your treatment, you may notice some redness and mild swelling in the treated area. Both should dissipate within a few hours. Consult with the providers at Lappert Plastic Surgery for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
Request acne treatments in Decatur, Alabama
Lappert Plastic Surgery is a small, attentive practice providing customized services in a comfortable, relaxed environment. When you come in for your consultation, one of our providers will create a custom treatment plan for you. Our goal is to help you look and feel your best. Call 256-355-5585 or request your consultation online.