The Smoothbeam™ Laser is effective in treating oily/acne prone skin and certain types of acne scarring. The laser works by targeting and altering the sebaceous glands to produce less sebum, resulting in less clogged pores. Over time this will decrease acne inflammation and the appearance of pimples on the body. The Smoothbeam™ Laser can also penetrate into the dermis to stimulate collagen growth, as collagen starts to rebuild and strengthen this will give volume to affected areas of acne scarring.
As with most laser based treatments, patients are required to limit sun exposure and not be tanned prior and following treatment, and continued use of sun protection can prolong the results of the Smoothbeam™ Laser. The treatment may cause some swelling and it is recommended to limit any physical exercise for at least 24 hours post procedure. A topical numbing cream can be applied an hour before treatment to minimize any discomfort. Oil-free cosmetics can be lightly applied to treatment areas to cover up any residual redness post procedure.