Acne Treatments

Acne occurs when sebum is unable to leave the skin because a hair follicle is blocked. This may result in growth of bacteria below the surface of the skin. Inflammation can occur, and rupture of an inflamed area can lead to scarring.

Our advanced technology at Austin Aesthetics can be used to rapidly and effectively treat active acne by destroying acne-causing bacteria while minimizing inflammation and redness. Clinically proven, safe and effective.

Treatment has been clinically proven to accelerate the healing process for acne.

How does the treatment work on acne?

It works by directing pulses of light into the epidermis. Light is absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood vessels that feed the sebaceous glands.

Hemoglobin converts the light energy into heat, which damages the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the glands. This technique has the name “Selective Photothermolysis”.

Light is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and wavelengths to reduce the acne without damaging the surrounding tissue.

How acne develops

A normal hair and sebaceous gland (1) can become partially blocked (2). Acnes bacteria live on the sebum and produce fatty acids. The body responds by blocking the gland’s exit to the skin (3). Sometimes the mixture of hair protein, oil and fatty acids damages the walls of the follicle and causes inflammation (4).

Acne treatment works by reducing the blood supply to the sebaceous gland, which slows down production of sebum (5).