long pulse laser for acne

 
NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT

The Candela GentleMax Pro (GMaxPro) system is a dual wavelength non-invasive long pulse laser treatment that is effective in treating different types of skin conditions. It provides the ability to penetrate deeply into the skin to create thermal effects without damaging the skin surface and is homogeneously absorbed in the skin.

In acne, laser or light based treatments exert their effects based on two mechanisms of action; destruction of P. acnes and destruction of sebaceous (oil-producing) glands. Long pulse lases are able to penetrate the skin deeply to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands and reduce inflammatory lesions in acne. It also can promote the healing process and collagen remodelling. This is key for long-term acne treatment, as it not only stops acne production and reduces the possibility of future inflammation; it also encourages recovery of the skin.

 
WHO IS SUITABLE FOR LONG PULSE LASER TREATMENT?

Anyone with acne and/or spider veins is suitable.

 
IS IT SUITABLE FOR ANY SKIN TYPES?

The treatment works for all skin types.

 
WHAT DOES LONG PULSE LASER TREATMENT FEEL LIKE?

During treatment, you will feel split-second “flash prickling” on your skin. Most people can easily tolerate this sensation even without numbing cream. It is a non-invasive treatment and has hardly any downtime.

 
HOW LONG DOES LONG PULSE LASER TREATMENT TAKE?

Each long pulse laser treatment is about 15-20 minutes in duration.

 
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF LONG PULSE LASER TREATMENT?

There are no side effects. Other than mild redness and swelling around the treatment area which typically subsides within a few hours.

 
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME FROM LONG PULSE LASER TREATMENT?

There is virtually no downtime from the treatment. However, we do advise using sunscreens regularly after laser treatments.

 
HOW LONG WILL RESULTS LAST?

Once fully treated, which can take 2-3 sessions, most patients can then be maintained on topical products.

 
CAN LONG PULSE LASERS BE USED TO TREAT OTHER CONDITIONS?

Long pulse lasers can also be used to treat spider veins, red moles, for skin rejuvenation and hair removal.

 
FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about our pricing, services or to book an appointment with us, please feel free to get in touch with us at either +65 6012 9662 or this contact form. We are conveniently located at 1 Scotts Road, #03-02, Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208.

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