What is Acne?
Acne is the appearance of blemishes on the skin of patients caused by oily secretions of the skin’s sebaceous glands. The oil secreted blocks the pores of the skin causing acne.
What different types of Acne Treatments are there?
Acne is treated by using topical medications, prescription tablets, laser assisted acne treatments and treatments using broadband light.
Are Acne Treatments painful?
Laser assisted acne treatments and broadband light assisted acne treatments are performed after applying numbing creams or administering local anaesthesia. Patients should not feel pain during the procedure.
When can I travel by air after Acne Treatments?
Patients can travel by air immediately after laser or broadband light assisted acne treatments. If they feel any discomfort they can fly after they feel better.
How long does recovery take after having Acne Treatments?
Recovery after laser or broadband light assisted acne treatments takes from three days to a week.
What after care is required after Acne Treatments?
Patients should take any prescribed medications correctly. They should use cold packs to bring down any swelling after laser or broadband light assisted acne treatments, for at least two days. They should avoid touching or scratching the treated area. They should avoid direct sunlight and use a strong sunblock after laser and broadband light assisted acne treatments for at least a month. Patients should drink plenty of water to help their skin recover.
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