Laser treatment for acne

Laser treatments are effective on a number of skin problems, including acne scar removal due to the aftermath of acne breakouts. Our New York City based dermatology office offers a variety of laser treatments and procedures designed to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin. Whether you suffer from discoloration and uneven skin tone, are dealing with the aftermath of acne breakouts, or just noticing the first signs of skin laxity, we’re here with proven treatments for every skin type and condition.

Dr. Green offers a variety of tested laser treatment options to help you remove acne and acne scars

Fraxel Dual Laser

consists of two wavelengths, the 1927 for pigmentation and discoloration, and the 1550 for acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles. This method of treatment known as “fractional resurfacing” – works on the top layer of skin to help improve fine lines and pigmentation. Depending on the condition being treated, the protocol will be specially designed for you with as few as 2 treatments for pigmentation to between 3 and 5 treatments for acne scars and wrinkles.

Clear and Brilliant

Clear and Brilliant is also known as the “mini-Fraxel” and is a great solution for patients who want to experience the benefits of the Fraxel without any “down time”. This gentle fractional laser technology allows treatment of targeted areas of your face in order to achieve smooth and even results without any redness or recovery. It is the ideal treatment for enlarged pores and to rejuvenate the texture of the skin with just 5 to 6 sessions spaced two weeks apart. However, for more significant acne or scars, one of the other laser options would be more benefiicial.

V-Beam Laser

is the “gold standard” for treating facial redness and rosacea. The treatments are designed at monthly intervals and a series of 4 to 5 treatments will reduce redness from the face and from acne scars themselves. The V-Beam is also highly effective at treating hemangiomas, leg veins, and stretch marks, and more.

PRP and Microneedling for acne scars

Microneedling is an alternative to laser treatment where a small amount of blood is taken from your own body – upon which, the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is separated out. Since the PRP is processed from one’s own blood, there is also no risk of allergic reaction or rejection. This PRP is then applied to your skin after the microneedling procedure. The microneedling process opens up paths to the deeper layers of skin and can help smooth out wrinkles, fine lines, scars and other skin problems.

eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation

produces new collagen and younger-looking skin by using bipolar radiofrequency energy to send therapeutic heat below the skin surface while keeping the top layer of skin intact. eMatrix is considered the “gold standard” for treating acne scars on Asian and darker skin patients. A series of 3 to 5 monthly treatments are needed for the best results. With the production of new collagen, acne scars are reduced, and younger and healthier-looking skin is formed.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

is an effective treatment for spider veins, age spots, and minor sun damage. IPL therapy improves skin tone and boosts collagen production. Also known as “photofacials”, it is often used to alleviate redness, pigment, and discoloration from acne scars.

Contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 to learn more about various laser acne treatments and find out which method best suits your needs. Dr. Michele S. Green, board certified NYC dermatologist, practices the latest proven techniques in skin care.