Laser Acne Therapy
Med Spa of Virginia Total Wellness Center offers laser acne therapy for adult and teen acne sufferers. Research has shown our laser is a safe and effective treatment for acne on the face, chest or back.
What are the benefits?
Laser acne treatments offer a no down-time approach to help clear acne lesions and help reduce the severity of future break-outs. You can return to work or school immediately after treatment - the only side effect will be slight facial redness. Laser treatments do not have the side effects seen with oral and topical treatments. Laser treatments DO NOT induce prolonged dryness, severe redness or mental depression, like prescriptions often do.
How does it work?
The laser clears acne by suppressing overly productive oil glands and killing problem bacteria.
When will you see results?
Effects are cumulative. After the first treatment, you may see improvements; however the number of lesions and severity of break-outs should reduce over the full course of treatment and beyond. Some patients continue to improve two months after their last treatment.
How often can you have it done?
The typical course of treatments is four weeks, two treatments per week. However, your doctor might recommend a different treatment schedule.
What can you expect immediately after treatment?
Immediately following the procedure you may experience some redness and slight swelling. The redness and swelling usually dissipate over the course of that day. If necessary, makeup can be applied to the treated area immediately. It is extremely important to apply a SPF30 sun block and avoid sun exposure on a daily basis to prevent sun damage.