Aeras Hypertec Acne Laser
The Q-switched laser has long been used by our parent clinic, Mizu Aesthetic Clinic, to eliminate and control acne. By combining the Q-switched laser with the Quasi-long pulsed Q-switched mode, we have successfully treated acne by killing p.acne bacteria, while at the same time reducing inflammation and redness.
What is the Aeras Hypertec Acne Laser?
The Aeras Hypertec Acne laser is an infrared laser with a wavelength of 1064nm. It is a versatile laser that can be used to treat acne, clear acne marks, clean the skin, and reduce oil production.
How does it work?
The Q-switched laser energy kills p-acne, which is the bacteria that cause pimples and acne. At the same time, it also helps shrink oil glands and reduce oil production. The reduction in oil production and bacteria controls breakouts effectively in conjunction with the right skincare products and other procedures.
The Aeras Acne Hypertec laser also helps reduce acne marks as it is also a pigmentation laser. Acne marks, also known as Post-inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation (PIH), are formed when the inflammation from pimples causes the skin to produce brown pigments. These pigments, when targeted by the Q-switched energy, breaks down into smaller fragments to be cleared away by the skin.
The Quasi-long pulsed Q-switched works differently as the conventional Q-switched laser. The long-pulsed Q-switched fires each laser energy output slower and produces more heat. This heat on the skin helps to reduce inflammation, kills bacteria, and reduces redness.
Due to its higher heat output, the Quasi-long pulsed laser also helps to reduce coarse facial hair to prevent clogged pores and ingrown hair to reduce inflammation.
Is it painful?
The Aeras Acne Laser’s energy feels like many tiny warm pricks on your skin. The Quasi-long pulsed laser feels like small slow dotes on the skin. Both lasers are very tolerable even without any numbing cream.
Is there downtime?
A mild pinkish flush might be present for about 15-60 mins after the lasers. Depending on the severity of the condition, the laser energy will be adjusted accordingly. Higher energy output produces more heat which cause the pinkish flush.
Can I still do Q-Switched Laser/Quasi-long pulsed Laser while on oral Isotretinoin?
Yes you can. Latest medical studies have shown that it is safe to do even strong ablative lasers while on oral isotretinoin.
How effective is laser treatment for acne?
Lasers can be used as a stand-alone treatment or together with our other procedures and medications. The course of your treatment will depend on the type of acne you are suffering from and the skin type that you have. A combination of treatments usually work best to treat acne and for long term control of breakouts.