- Non-ablative Nd:Yag 1064nm laser treatment targeting refractory inflammatory pustules
- Full or fractionated ablative Erbium:Yag laser resurfacing peels for smoothing of acne scarring and also for reducing skin thickness, thus potentially reducing follicle plugging
- Chemical peels for help in smoothing areas of acne scarring and also reducing skin thickness and thus potentially reducing follicle plugging and some beta-hydroxy acids (like salicylic acid in the Jessner peel) can be more specifically helpful for acne.
The Nd:Yag 1064nm laser can temporarily improve moderate to severe pustular acne but is not preventative in acne treatment and thus is not recommended as a single therapy. Many therapies are available over the counter and via prescription for treating acne and sometimes they need to be used together to achieve optimal results as they target different causes of acne (excess sebum/oil production, excess skin cell plugging, bacterial infection, etc.). We do have skin care products available at our office to treat your acne, however, we may suggest that you discuss the various prescription treatment options with your primary care physician or local dermatologist and may suggest you also have them provide you any necessary prescriptions and the ongoing follow-up.
The Erbium:Yag laser can resurface or ablate the skin in a full or fractionated beam to help break up and smooth the acne scarring and thin the skin to help reduce follicle plugging. Chemical peels can also help in smoothing areas of acne scarring and also reducing skin thickness and thus potentially reducing follicle plugging.