Acne and Laser Genesis
I never had acne as a teenage why am I 40 years old and having acne?
Adult acne is a quite common and an under-recognized problem. There are several causes of acne from hormones to bacteria. Usually understanding the cause of the acne will help guide treatment. The important thing to note is that the traditional treatments such as a topical retinoid are still a mainstay for treating adult acne. However, what do we do when these treatments don’t seem like they are enough. The answer? Alternative therapies such as lasers and light based devices! Something called Laser Genesis is an extremely popular treatment for our patients with adult acne. Laser Genesis has little to no downtime other than mild redness allowing great flexibility in scheduling the procedure. Laser Genesis gently heats up the skin gradually stimulating collagen and also killing the bacteria responsible for causing some acne. Since Laser Genesis stimulates collagen it often helps remodel some of the scarring. We recommend that patients have Laser Genesis every two weeks for a minimum of 6 treatments to see a reduction in acne and reveal your skin’s new youthful glow.
By: Nicole Hogue, ARNP-C, Cosmetic Practitioner at the USF Health Cosmetic and Laser Center
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