Laser treatment of active acne reduces acne inflammation by photoselective absorption and heating of overactive sebaceous glands. Nd:YAG laser is used to accelerate the healing process and to reduce the possibility of developing new acne inflammation. A high power Nd:YAG laser is used to penetrate the skin deep enough to thermally and selectively destroy large sebaceous glands, which are the main cause of acne formation.
Treating acne with laser is the least-invasive and most patient friendly method possible. What is more, no medication is required and complete recovery is achieved within days.
What is Clear & Matte?
Clear & Matte is a laser treatment that utilises Nd: YAG laser to treat active acne. It is used to heat up and destroy overactive sebaceous glands and at the same time kill acne-causing bacteria p. acnes.
Fotona’s precisely controlled Nd:YAG laser wavelength safely penetrates into the skin with the optimal depth to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands. In addition to its thermal penetration effects, the Nd:YAG acne laser treatment also stimulates collagen remodeling, an important step in the treatment of acne.
Who should go for this treatment?
Clear & Matte is recommended for those with:
- Active pustular/ cystic acne
- Oily skin
How many sessions are needed? How often?
Average 4 to 6 sessions, once every 3 to 4 weeks, will be required for an optimal result.
Is the treatment painful? Is it safe?
No, this treatment is not painful after applying numbing cream prior to the procedure. Cryogen is used to cool the skin during the procedure and reduce the discomfort further. When used by experienced physicians, this laser treatment is very safe. This is suitable for most skin types except very dark skin type.
Is there any downtime after the treatment?
There is no downtime after this treatment. There will be mild redness which will subside within an hour. You can return to your normal activities immediately after the treatment.
What do I need to avoid before and after the treatment?
Oral isotretinoin (i.e. Roaccutane) need to be stopped 6 months prior to the treatment. It is very important to minimise sun exposure 2 weeks before and after the treatment. You should also follow the post treatment protocol carefully, which will be provided after the treatment. Certain skincare products such as acidic and Vitamin A creams need to be avoided for 3 to 5 days after the treatment.
Can I have this laser therapy in combination with other aesthetic treatments?
Yes -- Clear & Matte laser can be combined with other acne treatments such as SilkPeel DermalInfusion and Ionto Sonic Cleansing. The effect of the laser can be enhanced by these treatments.