Acne occurs when the skin’s sebaceous glands become overactive creating cellular debris that plugs the glands. Bacteria accumulate in the blocked gland and leads to the formation of pimples, cysts and inflammation. Read more about this innovative laser treatment at Castlekock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin.
Acne generally begins in puberty but in some people can last well into adulthood.
Ultraviolet Laser Treatment
Pulses of concentrated light are directed onto the skin and absorbed by the bacteria and sebaceous glands. Pulsed light is similar to lasers but with a larger more diffused beam for safe and comfortable treatment.
The Ultraviolet Pulsed Light System attacks acne on few fronts:
1. It kills acne-causing bacteria trapped in the sebaceous glands.
2. It heats the sebaceous glands to decrease sebum production, which would lead to future acne.
3. The light therapy diminishes blood supply to the active follicles
The light delivered by the Ultraviolet Laser system is a unique specially filtered, long pulse width that delivers energy to the skin over a relatively long period of time (compared to outdated IPL systems). This makes the pulses safer and more comfortable. Most people do not report the sensation experienced as painful.
At Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic, Dr Hazem Kahlout will assess the severity of your acne at your initial consultation. Thorough assessment and skin analysis is performed using our state of the art skin analysis machine. A detailed explanation of the treatment plan will be given. If required adjuvant therapy can be implemented in the form of either oral prescribed medication of topical applications, or both. The beneficial effects of the chosen therapy will work with the Ultraviolet Laser treatment to achieve a better outcome for you.
Following an initial diagnostic consultation and skin suitability typing and test shot administration, the treatment can begin. Prices for Ultraviolet Laser are per treatment session. As multiple areas of the body can be combined in one session, various combination prices are available.
Please note: prices are designed based on the size of the area being treated and are calculated per session. Multiple treatments are necessary to achieve the best and most permanent results.
We do recommend initial 3 to 4 treatments with 2-3 week interval between treatments. Once improvement in your acne is noted, intervals are increase up to 3 monthly.
The following are an example of the some of the treatment costs. For other areas please contact the clinic. Sessions vary in duration from 15 minutes to one hour.
Full Face €200