Acne scars can be a major source of embarrassment for those who have had the skin condition. Even after their acne has cleared, these unsightly reminders remain, often leading to feelings of diminished self-esteem that can cause problems in areas like relationships and even work.
Fortunately, we are now living in an exciting era of cosmetic medicine that has produced advances leading to the treatment of stubborn skin conditions that often seems almost miraculous. BBL™ treatment is one such advancement in the treatment of acne scarring.
What is Acne?
If you are a teenager or an adult who is dealing with severe acne outbreaks or your skin looks or feels unclean, you may make a good candidate for BBL™ acne treatment. BBL™ treatment offers relief from acne and helps to restore self-esteem and self-confidence for many acne sufferers.
Acne is a very common skin condition affecting almost everyone at some point in their life. In fact, statistics show that acne affects almost 90 percent of adolescents, nearly 50 percent of adult women and almost 25 percent of all adults.
Acne is a common skin condition caused by the overproduction of certain hormones affecting the oil glands of your skin, hair follicles and sebaceous glands. The condition can lead to permanent acne scarring.
People of all races and age groups get acne, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. It may be due to hormonal changes or a certain type of bacteria. It can also be caused by life stress, pregnancy and hormonal changes.
What is BBL™?
BBL™ stands for Broadband Light. This energy is directed at your skin and gently heats it to treat your acne scars. The energy is fine tuned to certain wavelengths to offer precision targeting of pigments and scars.
BBL™ laser light focuses on areas of your skin with contrasting pigments and helps break up acne scars. The treatment also encourages your body to produce new collagen, which forms new skin at the treatment site.
To treat acne and acne scars, BBL™ heats your skin layers in a controlled manner. This heating of deeper skin layers causes collagen remodeling, treatment of over-active oil glands and the proliferation of skin components like fibroblasts. The treatment leads to a reduction in acne and minimized acne scars.
Treat Your Acne Scarring
When you talk to our specialists at Dr. Yeoman’s Dermatology Office in Poplar Bluff or Paragould, you can get all the facts about how BBL™ treatments can help you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.