At Genesis Lifestyle Medical, we use an Erbium Laser to treat acute acne outbreaks. Individual acne lesions are targeted by the laser. Acne lesions heal quickly with reduced risk of scarring and discoloration. This approach is much safer and less painful than cortisone shots (popular at dermatology offices). This treatment does not reduce the frequency of acne outbreaks.
We can also use the QX Max Q-switched Yag laser to help calm moderate-severe inflammatory acne. The QX Max laser treatment opens clogged pores, kills acne-causing bacteria, and destroys pore-clogging debris. Treatments can be done every 2-4 weeks, usually in conjunction with hormonal acne help and proper skin care products.