What is Laser Acne Treatment?
People ordinarily grow up learning that looks aren't everything. However, persistent acne is one of the many challenges that may influence our confidence and ability to feel comfortable in our own skin. People who endure frequent acne outbreaks usually have painful blackheads or infected cysts on their face, upper back, shoulders, torso, legs, and arms. Acne can significantly impact your life, not only from a cosmetic viewpoint but from a psychological one too. If you have tried medications, gels, or serums but nothing seems to help, acne laser therapy might be a great option to help reduce outbreaks and achieve clearer, healthier skin. Following their sessions, many of our patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL observe great improvements in their skin and are thrilled with the outcomes.
At Fort Lauderdale Dermatology, Dr. Eric Wilkerson and his team are pleased to offer non-surgical laser procedures that help stop active acne using the cutting-edge M22™ Stellar by Lumenis®. We encourage you to contact us to learn more about our laser acne treatments and schedule a consultation.
"I’ve seen Dr. Wilkerson three times now and have never felt like it’s been a rushed visit like other dermatologists I’ve been to. He’s been able to drastically improve skin issues that I’ve dealt with for years. Very clean and professional practice."- M.H. / Google / Nov 13, 2019
"Dr Wilkerson was referred to me by my primary care physician and I am very thankful he was. After being in a trauma accident sustaining multiple wounds, I encountered a rash and irritation around them. I could not afford to get any infection while healing all my injuries. Dr Wilkerson and his assistant Jackie were friendly and gentle. They asked many questions and thoroughly examined the injury site. The doctor’s level of care was exceptional and he took his time to answer all my questions patiently. His treatment plan ‘cured’ my issue and I look forward to my follow up appointment. Jackie was courteous and gracious enough to call me a week after my appointment to follow up and see how I was feeling and how my recovery was progressing."- S.D. / Google / Oct 12, 2019
"I had to switch Dr's due to insurance change. Finding Dr Wilkerson was a stroke of luck. He was compassionate. efficient and fantastic at his craft . His pricing for all the cosmetic offerings like Botox and IPL is a great value. His practice is truly excellent . They fit me in due to an issue and I was completely satisfied ."- S.J. / Google / Jan 25, 2023
"This is a dermatologist we physicians use ! Highly recommended !"- B.A. / Google / Dec 15, 2022
"Dr. Wilkerson and team are amazing! I've had multiple mohs surgeries with him and am really pleased with how it went. I've had other skin surgeries with my previous dermatologists, Dr. Wilkerson is the best by far!"- P.W. / Google / Dec 02, 2022
Patients of all ages can struggle with mild to severe acne. Fort Lauderdale, FL men and women who live with cystic acne often have inflamed pimples, blackheads, or lumps that crop up on various parts of the body. A personalized laser acne treatment is an excellent choice for individuals who have tried various treatments, such as supplements, ointments, or lotions, without any visible effects. It may help individuals achieve clearer skin by preventing acne-causing bacteria. Our group provides the latest treatment, the M22 Stellar, which normally works great on most skin types with proven outcomes. During your first appointment, we will thoroughly examine your skin and acne to determine if you are a possible fit for this innovative treatment.
how does lASER ACNE TREATMENT WORK?
We will begin by cleansing the face or body area to be treated. If necessary, some patients may receive protective goggles to protect their eyes. Throughout the short procedure, Dr. Wilkerson or a member of his team will gently guide the laser over the skin to get rid of oils and destroy acne-causing bacteria. You may experience a little tenderness during the session; however, the majority of patients say it only feels like an annoying tingling feeling. The procedure helps diminish skin oil production, kill acne-causing bacteria, and reduce redness and inflammation to revive your skin, allowing you to accomplish a beautiful, healthy look. Most patients can see the best results in about 4 – 6 sessions, with studies reporting an almost 80% reduction in acne symptoms after just four laser sessions at four-week intervals.
What to Expect
Afterward, people may observe additional reddening, bruising, and mild skin sensitivity. Depending on the area treated, we suggest not utilizing makeup for 24 hours. Additionally, you should avoid any prolonged sun exposure. Patients will normally observe a difference after 1 – 2 days. Dr. Wilkerson can determine the number of appointments you require based on the severity of your acne. Typically, individuals need 3 – 6 appointments to see smoother skin.
Following laser acne treatments, many patients feel pleased. A laser session can do what over-the-counter medications often can’t; however, laser procedures can help eliminate your blackheads and leave your skin supple, unblemished, and revived.
get Clearer Skin in 4 – 6 Sessions
If you experience excessive acne and have tried various scrubs, creams, or ointments that were not successful, our team invites you to feel happier about your complexion by calling our Fort Lauderdale, FL office. Don't let cystic acne stop you from loving life. Let Dr. Wilkerson and his team help you accomplish the softer, clearer skin you want. To learn more about laser treatments for moderate to severe acne, please reach out to Fort Lauderdale Dermatology to schedule an appointment.