What is the Acne Clear laser and how does it work?

Acne Clear laser is a highly effective solution for eliminating persistent acne when topical and antibiotic treatments haven’t been successful. It achieves quick results without the need for drugs as it destroys the bacteria that sits on the skins surface.

When you arrive at the Cadogan Clinic for your acne treatment initial consultation, your aesthetic practitioner will explain the procedure to you, ensure you are comfortable and provide you with goggles to protect your eyes.  A cooling gel may be applied to the treatment area to soothe the skin before starting the laser treatment. It is not painful although a slight tingling sensation may be felt.

The Acne Clear laser uses a narrow-band, high-intensity blue light source that is readily absorbed by the ‘’porphyrins’’, the organic compounds released by the bacteria sitting on the surface of the skin causing breakouts. When these porphyrins absorb light of certain wavelengths, free radical damage occurs – this destroys the bacteria on the skin surface and helps to combat future acne breakouts.  

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