Skin blemishes, pimples, and acne are problems that can develop on anyone’s skin. These conditions result from bacteria becoming trapped inside of clogged pores and hair follicles. In time, these microorganisms cause irritation and inflammation, aka pimples. A variety of treatments exist, both over-the-counter and prescribed. When acne does not respond quickly to home remedies, professional dermatologic care is needed to stop breakouts, prevent scarring, and restore self-confidence. At the Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center of Huntington, patients can expect care tailored to their particular needs. Not all acne is the same, and treatment will be designed to address the problem based on the age of the patient and the severity of breakouts. Advances in technology allow us an innovative new way to address the problem of acne.
Isolaz is an acne laser treatment developed by the makers of Thermage and Fraxel, two excellent skin-improving devices. Using this in-office treatment, we are able to help patients experience clearer, healthier skin that lasts. Isolaz accomplishes two very important tasks when dealing with acne: it destroys acne-causing bacteria and it cleanses blocked pores. In so doing, this treatment clears the way for oils and dirt to exit pores naturally, as intended, and makes it harder for bacteria to breed within pores.
How Isolaz works
As a sole therapy or adjunctive treatment combined with other therapies, the broadband Isolaz laser works like no other. This system uses high-powered vacuum suction to extract dirt, dead skin cells, sebum, and oils from clogged pores. Active pimples are also removed by this suction, which means infectious substances are eliminated from pores as well. After each suction pulse, Isolaz laser delivers a quick flash of light into the pores, killing any remaining bacteria.
What to expect after treatment
Treating acne is not a one-time event. Individuals who have treated acne with Isolaz have reported noticing immediate improvement in the skin, though it is also possible that new acne will increase after an Isolaz session due to the extent of bacterial infection. These new lesions tend to resolve more quickly. Other possible side effects from Isolaz treatment include minimal redness lasting only a short time. After four to five sessions, skin tends to remain clearer for longer periods of time.
As a part of acne treatment, we guide our patients on how to manage healthy skin with home care in addition to professional acne treatment, with or without Isolaz. Dr. Koreen and his experienced staff are happy to provide recommendations for products and home treatments for the maintenance of clear, healthy skin.
No matter your age, acne can be distressing. Get the help you need by calling (631) 417-3300 for acne treatment designed around your needs.
Acne scar removal at the speed of light with PicoSure laser treatment in Huntington, NY
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 85 percent of our population has acne by age 24, and the condition can occur or persist later in life. When acne is severe, is picked at, or is not treated effectively, it can lead to lifelong scarring. Dr. Roger Koreen is changing that for patients in the Huntington, NY area, with PicoSure laser treatment for acne scar removal.
How PicoSure acne scar removal works
Dr. Koreen uses the latest generation PicoSure laser to remove acne scars.
At Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center, laser treatment for acne scars is gentle. Traditional aesthetic lasers generate heat, which creates a thermal response in skin. PicoSure is different. This device emits pulses of specific wavelengths of light at trillionth of a second intervals. With proprietary Focus lens technology, this rapid pulsing converts laser energy into pressure waves. They stimulate cell signaling – the body’s natural processes for healing, including collagen remodeling and elastin production. The laser breaks up the clustered collagen in acne scarring, allowing it to be replaced with a smoother, more uniform meshwork of fresh collagen.
Key features of acne scar removal treatment with the PicoSure laser in Huntington, NY
Benefits of PicoSure laser acne scarring removal treatment include:
- A typical acne scar treatment session takes only about ten minutes.
- Patients report minimal discomfort – just a mild stinging sensation. Topical numbing can be used if your skin is very sensitive.
- There is little social downtime. Your skin will look pink for a few hours, but you may wear makeup the next day.
- While each patient receives a personalized treatment plan, usually optimal results can be achieved with two to five sessions, spaced several weeks apart.
- Treatment improves the overall condition of skin, imparting a healthy glow and refined texture.
- Because the PicoSure system creates less heat, there is reduced risk of tissue damage.
- PicoSure is approved by the FDA and Dr. Koreen adheres to the highest standards of patient safety. He has specialized training and a great deal of experience in laser acne scar removal.
You deserve the confidence of a smoother complexion. Call Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington, NY at (631) 417-3300 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Koreen.