Is acne clear treatment painful? What happens during the treatment?
Acne Clear treatment is not painful. When you come to the Cadogan Clinic for your acne treatment initial consultation, your experienced aesthetic practitioner will explain the procedure to you. The practitioner is there to guide you along your journey and answer any questions you may have. He or she is your partner in the procedure and wants to make sure you are as comfortable before, during, and after the procedure as you can possibly be.
Before the treatment gets started your practitioner will give you a special pair of goggles to wear to protect your eyes from the light of the laser. A cooling gel may be applied to the treatment area, to soothe the skin before starting the acne laser treatment. This gel will also help minimize any tingling sensations or dryness after the procedure is over. During treatment, your practitioner will check with you to ensure you are staying comfortable and keep you apprised of how much time is left.
The Acne Clear laser system uses an intense blue wavelength of light to destroy the bacteria known to be a cause of acne. This system targets the bacteria and dead cells that have built up both on and below the surface of your skin. It is an effective procedure and appears to improve acne vulgaris with a reduction in inflammation and the number of pustules and papules in some individuals. It is even more effective in combatting acne when used with other acne treatments as recommended by your Cadogan Clinic aesthetic practitioner.
Immediately following your acne laser treatment, you may notice some mild redness and very slight swelling, although this is very easily concealed and settles within 24-48 hours. Your Cadogan practitioner will recommend that you use daily broad-spectrum sunscreen protection following your acne laser treatment to maintain optimal skin health.