There's a clear distinction between CoolTouch laser acne treatment and other lengthy acne treatment options. This fast laser light procedure effectively targets and shrinks oil glands (sebaceous glands). These are the source that contributes to the continued skin outbreaks and pustules that can lead to acne scarring and disfigurement of skin for life. CoolTouch laser is a 1320 nm wavelength that penetrates deep into the dermis and scatters. This laser is safe for all skin types including tanned and dark-skinned patients. In combination with topical therapies such as retinoids, antibiotics and benzyl peroxide CoolTouch laser has a significant effect in the treatment of acne and is a favorite of our patients as well. At our cosmetic dermatology office we service patients from Dallas, Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Southlake, Grapevine, Fort Worth, Irving, Garland, Mesquite, and greater DFW Texas areas.
How does the CoolTouch laser treatment work?
Unlike other therapies that address bacterial symptoms only, CoolTouch targets the source of acne, overactive sebaceous glands. During a CoolTouch treatment your doctor applies laser energy in pulses over the treatment area. The energy penetrates to the deep dermis to shrink oil glands and decrease their capability to contribute to the production of acne without affecting the oils necessary for healthy skin. The laser's heat also gently stimulates the dermal tissue, which triggers a repair mechanism and your body begins to rebuild and replenish your own natural collagen without injury to the skin's surface. As new collagen is produced, acne scars begin to soften and your skin texture begins to look and feel softer and smoother.
What does a CoolTouch treatment feel like?
CoolTouch treatments can be performed on any area of the skin. The laser energy feels warm to the skin, almost tingling with a rapid snap of heat then cooling.
How long does a treatment take?
Treatments take up to 30 minutes, depending on the area to be treated and the severity of the condition.
How will you look after treatment?
You may experience mild redness in the treated area for a short period of time following the procedure. There's no downtime, so you can resume regular activities immediately after the treatment-and even apply makeup if needed.
What improvement will you see?
You will notice significant reduction of acne over a period of 6-8 weeks. Results are achieved through a series of treatments and follow-up visits may be required to prolong your improvements along with topical medications.
How many treatments will you need?
Generally, treatments are done every 2 weeks for 4-6 treatments.
I have darker skin, is CoolTouch laser treatment right for me?
Unlike some lasers whose wavelengths aren't appropriate for darker skin, the CoolTouch laser uses a 1320 nm wavelength which targets water in the skin, not melanin- which gives us our skin color. This means the laser will safely treat any skin color without causing pigmentary or color changes to your skin.
Find out if you could benefit from acne laser treatment. Schedule your consultation with our practice today. Call 972-690-7070
[Page Last Edited on October 26, 2012]