KTP lasers are commonly used for minimally invasive ablation and coagulation treatments. KTP lasers have also been used to treat rosacea, spider veins, hyper-pigmented spots and acne, although it is an uncommon acne treatment. When used for the treatment of acne scars, lower-power KTP lasers that are non-ablative or partially ablative are most commonly used. KTP … Continue reading “KTP Lasers”

Diode Lasers are quickly becoming the preferred laser treatment for inflammatory acne. Diode Lasers are used to selectively target and damage the sebaceous glands, reducing sebaceous hyperplasia, sebum secretion and acne symptoms. Diode Lasers are also commonly used in hair removal and scar treatment applications. How do Diode Lasers work? Diode Lasers use semiconductors as … Continue reading “Diode Lasers”

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is the generic name for a class of treatments that use specialized medications called photosensitizers to increase the effectiveness of a light-based treatment. PDT is used treat certain types of skin problems, including acne and some forms of cancer. How Does Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Work? Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) involves topical application of a photosensitizer … Continue reading “Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)”

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy uses short bursts of high intensity light to treat a variety of skin conditions. It is most commonly used for photo-rejuvenation procedures and to treat mild skin discolorations caused by hyper-pigmentation. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is also occasionally used to treat active acne symptoms and certain types of mild acne scars. … Continue reading “Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)”

Blue Light Phototherapy is a treatment for acne that uses high intensity blue light (~415 nm) to directly kill acne-causing Propionibacterium acnes bacteria that are growing in the skin. How Does Blue Light Phototherapy Work? P. acnes bacteria produce a molecule called Coproporphyrin III that produces free radicals when exposed to high intensity blue light. … Continue reading “Blue Light Phototherapy”