Laser and Light-Based Treatments for Acne

Acne is a prevalent, multi-factorial skin condition that can affect males and females as young as adolescence and can continue or even develop well into adulthood. Acne affects three in every four people aged between 11-30 years old, therefore this condition is incredibly common. We have many successful treatments for acne, however it can leave scarring.

Causes of Acne

Acne can involve varying degrees of severity from mild congestion with excess oil, blackheads and breakouts to large, inflamed, painful cystic pustules presenting on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders.

There are a whole range of factors that can trigger acne:

  • Hormonal factors
  • Medication
  • Emotional stress
  • Genetics
  • Diet
  • Menstruation
  • Puberty/Hormonal Changes
  • Incorrect skin care/cosmetics

Treatments for Acne using laser and light treatments

There is research that shows using lasers or light based treatment is an effective part of an acne treatment plan. At MedAesthetics®, our qualified clinicians have used laser and light technology to help clients reduce acne and acne scarring.

We have a number of non-ablative laser & light treatments:

These are treatments that generate heat just below the skin to induce controlled lasering in the dermis without injuring the skin’s surface. This form of treatment is less invasive than their ablative counterparts and has a lower downtime.

Results from lasers and lights are usually long-lasting. However, check-ups and treatment may be necessary depending on each individual condition. There are some side effects that come from laser and lights, like redness or swelling, but they are usually mild and disappear within 48 hours. Our clinicians will discuss the best treatment options to suit your skin goals, including a fully customised treatment plan, how many treatments needed, pre and post care, possible risks and side effects and cost involved.

Our medical clinic has the experienced clinical staff who can ensure you make the most out of your acne treatment. We can give advice on the best treatment tailored to your condition and skin type — helping you work towards the results you desire.

To book a consultation at our clinic in Perth simply call us on (08) 9381 5840. We’ll take the time to understand your unique skin concerns and build a tailored treatment program to improve them.