Common acne management approaches are problematic. At best, inconsistent, at worst harmful, conventional methods do not satisfactorily solve this widespread problem.
Topical applications, like ointments and creams, are popular for treating acne, but may irritate the skin, and do not actually reduce acne bacteria. While antibiotics may be effective in some cases, they often require long-time use, and are not recommended unless necessary. Some acne drugs have been linked with potentially serious side effects. Effective and comfortable, AFT pulsed light works quickly and thoroughly to kill acne bacteria. Destroying bacteria faster then they proliferate, AFT pulsed light counters acne better than any conventional method. With no side effects or downtime, it also eliminates the issue of patient compliance.
Acne, a widespread and socially frustrating condition, is estimated to affect close to ten percent of the population. While not life-threatening, acne can cause long-term physical and emotional scaring. Accounting for more than a third of all dermatologist visits each year, acne is believed to be caused by a mix of genetic, hormonal and environmental factors. Current treatment options have, for many patients, been ineffective and accompanied by negative side effects. High costs and long required treatment periods also make many medications an unsatisfactory solution. Now, armed with AFT pulsed light technology, physicians can effectively clear moderate inflammatory acne within one month. AFT pulsed light yields quick, impressive results without side effects, pain or photosensitivity.
High-intensity AFT pulsed light permeate the tissue, reaching and precisely targeting the acne-causing bacteria.
As the intense light penetrates the tissue, it sets off a chemical reaction in which endogenic porphyrins, ring-like molecules found in all living organisms, increase, attack and destroy the bacteria, stopping acne at its source. The result: extensive acne clearance in several sessions.
Healthy adults and teenagers can undergo AFT pulsed light acne treatment. If you suffer from a specific illness or take medication on a regular basis, please notify your physician.
AFT pulsed light acne treatment is non-invasive and painless. A full-face session takes about 15-20 minutes, while chest or back may take somewhat longer. After treatment, patients immediately resume regular activities, an all-important feature for active teens and young adults. After your course of treatment, you may notice improvement not only in your inflamed acne, but in scarred areas as well.
The parameters of AFT pulsed light are specially designed to match your skin type, assuring exceptionally exact and gentle treatment. Clinical trials conducted by leading authorities on pulsed light document its safety and effectiveness.
While pain tolerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate AFT pulsed light treatment well, and describe the
sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. The majority of patients require no anaesthesia, though topical anaesthetic is an option for more sensitive areas.
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