Lawrence G. Kass M.D.

OCULOPLASTIC & FACIAL

COSMETIC SURGERY


727.522.3223

St. Petersburg / Clearwater

Laser Acne Treatment

Light and Heat Energy (LHE) Technology


Laser Acne Phototherapy Treatment


Acne is a disorder of the skin's sebaceous glands that results in plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions. One of the most common skin diseases, nearly 80% of people will suffer from acne at some point in their lives. For some, it is simply annoying. For others, acne is a problem with an often negative impact. Now, light-based phototherapy treatments for acne offer hope to millions of sufferers unwilling or unable to take systemic medications.


Though commonly considered as a teenager problem, 20% of all adults suffer from varying degrees of active acne. Aggravation of acne may occur with menstrual periods, birth control pills, use of oil-based products and stress. "There is no single disease which causes more psychic trauma, more general insecurity and feelings of inferiority than does acne."


Acne occurs when the oil produced by the sebaceous glands does not reach the surface of the skin and is trapped in the clogged pores. Bacteria thrive in these clogged pores and pus leaks into the surrounding tissues causing pimples to form.


Each year, approximately 5 billion dollars is spent on acne treatment, most of it on medication. Many of these medications, ranging from over-the-counter to prescription, are expensive and may cause unwanted side effects. They generally require months of continuous treatment, and many patients see only limited improvement or no improvement at all.


When treating acne, time is of the essence. LHE works fast, offering a complete treatment in 30 days compared with the 6–18 months usually required for systemic treatment. LHE's addition of heat intensifies the chemical process and speeds overall treatment time. You often look and feel better within 2 weeks of starting treatment.






How LHE Acne Phototherapy works


Blocked pores create a closed anaerobic environment that leads to rapid buildup of a P. acnes colony under the skin.


LHE clears acne safely and effectively with a series of concentrated pulses of light and heat. The green wavelength light penetrates deep into the skin to cause an increase in porphyrins, resulting in the destruction of P. acnes.


The red wavelength produces anti-inflammatory results. The addition of heat, unique to LHE, increases the effectiveness by opening the skin pores and promoting a faster chemical reaction.


To learn more about LHE treatment visit LHE Photorejuvenation. These treatments are also often referred to as PhotoFacial Rejuvenation.


Each treatment is simple and takes just ten minutes.


There are no adverse side effects, patient downtime, or exposure to antibiotics.


Why not call today to see what LHE acne phototherapy can do for you?


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Please contact The Kass Center for Cosmetic Facial and Eye Plastic Surgery or call 727-522-FACE (3223) for more information and a personal consultation.