Treatment of acne


Common acne is one of the most common dermatological diseases. It occurs in over 80% of people aged 12 – 24 years and more often in 30-40-year-olds. If left untreated, it may have a chronic course and leave permanent traces like discolourations, scars and emotional disturbances. It is a disease that includes the seborrheic area (most often the face, the area between the scapulas and the arms, that is in places where the largest number of sebaceous glands is present). Characteristic changes include comedones, papules, pustules, purulent cysts and scars, or colloquially speaking, “blackheads and pimples”. The cause of acne lesions is the overgrowth of sebaceous glands, seborrhoea, hyperkeratosis, presence of bacteria (e.g. Propionibacterium acnes), hormonal disorders, inflammatory reaction, genetic conditions or even psychological factors, physical and immunological disorders.

Description of the procedure::

The FOTONA laser used for the treatment of acne has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial characteristics, constricts acne papules and prevents the recurrence of new changes. Before the surgery, the doctor or cosmetologist cleanses the skin of make-up and other impurities, and then special eye protection is put on for protection purposes. The laser head with the cooling system is applied to the skin, and the laser beam is released. During the procedure, the patient may feel a slight burning sensation. Typically, acne lesions disappear after 1-2 days. After the treatment, the skin is slightly reddened. Slight swelling can persist up to 48 hours. The treatment does not cause aesthetic discomfort. A minimum of 3 treatments is recommended.

Post-treatment recommendations::

Immediately after the procedure, high sunscreen should be used, no tanning should be allowed during the therapy and, for 4 weeks after the end, overheating should be avoided (intense exercise, sauna for about 5 days). The skin should be moisturised at least twice a day, cosmetics causing irritation, soaps and alcohol-based preparations should be avoided. Peeling is prohibited for a few days after the procedure.

Time of incapacity for work::

There is no need to stop working.

Duration: 30 minutes
Type of anaesthesia: not required
Required tests – local anaesthesia: not required
Duration of stay in the clinic: not required
Contraindications: to light (retinoids, St. John’s wort), vitiligo, pregnancy and breastfeeding period, fresh tan, taking , medicines or sensitizing herbs, psoriasis, epilepsy, atopic dermatitis, diabetes, blood coagulation disorders, use of blood thinners, hypertension, heart diseases, sensitization to anaesthetics, tendency to keloids, hypertrophic scars and cancer,