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LASER ACNE TREATMENT – THE FACTS
For many years, lasers have been
can be used, but the Tetracycline’s are
used with great success to treat skin
pore restricts the flow of oil onto the skin
problems and, through continuous
surface. This results in solidification of the
oil which fills the hair channel forming a
research, new uses are being
2 to 3 years. As with all antibiotics, side
developed all the time.
not due to dirt, but a change in pigment in
Now following a landmark trial
blockage becomes complete; the oil builds
presented at the Royal Society of
their side effects. A form of the pill is
Medicine, the NLite laser has been
shown to be an extremely safe and
effective new method of acne
treatment for men and women,
pain (the spot). If the inflammation is deep
without the major side-effects
Isotretinoin – Roaccutane): These drugs
and severe, or if the spot is manipulated or
associated with other treatments.
squeezed, the pus can burst deep into the
This fact sheet explains the method
deep-rooted inflammation and infection can
used and compares it to other
treatments currently available.
have occasionally serious side-effectsand we tend to restrict their use to the
DOES DIET AFFECT ACNE?
WHAT IS ACNE?
Acne can and does scar the skin and this can
be very severe. Prevention of the scarring is
Acne is an inflammatory skin disease which
persists that chocolate and fatty foods make
affects the tiny pores which cover the face,
acne worse. In a very small percentage of
started at an early stage. Once the scars
though plastic surgery, chemical peeling and
treatment by laser can help, the skin will
teenagers and young adults to some extent.
however, important for general well-being.
peak in the later teens. Acne may however,
cleanliness. We have a range of skin care
appear for the first time in the mid-twenties
products specially formulated for acne skins
WHAT ABOUT THE NLITE LASER?
or even later and persists in a significant
Without a doubt, the biggest break through
number of people into their 40’s or even
for decades in the treatment of live acne is
their 50’s. Acne can leave scars which are
WHAT OTHER TREATMENTS ARE
the NLite laser. This laser was introduced as
permanent and are easier to prevent than to
AVAILBE FOR ACNE?
erasing lines and wrinkles and treating the
WHAT CAUSES ACNE?
rapidly became apparent to laser users that
it was also possible to achieve very good
It is an abnormal response in the skin to
results on pitted acne scarring, as well as
lines and wrinkles. While treating clients
with a mixture of pitted scarring, from old
women have testosterone circulating in the
breakouts, as well as fresh problem areas, it
hormone has a profound effect on the skin.
This abnormal response is self limiting and
as taking antibiotics by mouth in acne.
treatment, but there is no way of predicting
supplied as creams, gels or lotions. They
how long this can take, it may take years or
treatment, in conjunction with the correct
dry and irritate the skin. They should be
cells, near to the pore through which the
Since this time, there has been a full clinical
trial carried out on the use of this laser for
“sticky” and partially block the pore. The oil
or sebaceous gland also produces more oil,
patients have had pin-point bruising where
with the Health Care Commission. Laserase
the results of which were presented at the
the laser has fired, which can look unsightly,
are also subject to periodical checks by the
Royal Society of Medicine (January 2003).
Regional Radiation Physics and Protection
The trial showed that, over a twelve week
within a few days. This side effect is very
Service. The “Laserase” treatment is carried
these lesions was reduced, even after only
unless they are fully aware that this and
other side effects are a possibility. At the
goggles at all times during laser treatment.
recent presentation of Dr Chu’s work stated
time of going to print, no other side effects
that: “NLite is an effective treatment in
WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE ANY
acne vulgaris providing a reduction in both
guaranteed. It should also be stated that
QUERIES ABOUT MY TREATMENT?
whilst the majority of patients will notice an
HOW DOES THE NLITE LASER WORK?
treatment to be of no benefit whatsoever.
The way in which we think the laser works is
Photographs are taken before the onset of
treatment and patients are encouraged toattend for a follow up appointment when a
Firstly, the laser light kills the acne bacterial
further photograph is taken and the results
SOME OTHER FACTS:
that cause the infection and which leads to
Secondly, the formation of large amounts of
WHAT ARE THE COSTS LIKELY
gives a huge boost to the healing process,
with a decreased likelihood of acne scars
consultation, which Laserase offers entirely
painless and the potential side effects are
minimal and very short lived. Certainly, in
undergo treatment. Costs will vary between
individuals according to the areas treated.
Treatment will only be undertaken after the
have side effects, this is a treatment solution
that is very well tolerated. The treatment is
queries fully explained to them at either the
also highly effective in managing limited
time of the consultation, or, the treatment
breakouts in a generally controlled situation.
We have patients who will come into treat
break-outs, or single lesions even before
CAN THE NLITE LASER BE USED FOR
they have become fully expressed; the laser
ANY OTHER PURPOSE?
will destroy proliferating bacteria even if the
most referred by satisfied patients.
lesions are not yet visible on the surface.
The NLite laser was specifically designed for
scarring and inflammatory acnetreatments using the NLite laser, an
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT
INVOLVE AND HOW LONG DOES A
which we have been treating patients verysuccessfully since July 2000. It can also
The NLite laser pulses are expertly applied in
Laserase also offers the services of laser
milliseconds over the required areas. The
IS LASERASE TREATMENT SAFE?
patient may notice a sense of short light
facial/leg thread veins, acne scarring and
Lasers have been used in medicine for over
level of the skin and surrounding tissue is
The contents of this fact sheet are correct at time of
anaesthetic. Typically a whole face can be
The NLite is a variation of a technology that
treated in perhaps 10 minutes, with smaller
has been used daily throughout the work for
than we use. Low power and extensiveclinical trials, plus 6 years of laser
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
experience at this clinic have resulted in asafe technique with almost zero side effects.
There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest
found treatment with the NLite laser to be
remarkably safe. In rare cases there may be
disorders or an increased risk of skin cancer.
some slight swelling and/or reddening, but
this on the few occasions it has happened
taken to ensure the safety of the patient.
has settled very quickly. There is also a very
small risk of pigmentation changes within
the treated area. A very small minority of
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