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Active Acne

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Treatment Time

30-45 Minutes


Redness for 24 Hours + Light Peeling

Sessions Required

Amount of sessions depends on condition

Discomfort Level




Vancouver Medi Spa is proud to use a system that offers a laser acne treatment protocol that provides a truly comprehensive solution to the problem of Active Acne & Acne Scars.

The ND Yag laser is a very effective modality in the treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris. As a foundation of the mild to moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris treatment recommend that the patient adopt an appropriate diet and skin care routine.

Mild to moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris infections increase blood supply in the affected area. Therefore laser energy will be well absorbed in the infected areas. Constantly, heat will be generated there, which will destroy the bacteria. In general, mild to moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris will fade away within 1 or 2 days.

Hair reduction in the treatment area can be an unwanted side effect of mild to moderate inflammatory acne treatments. Side effects may be slight, transient erythema and a sensation of heat in the treated area.

At Vancouver Medi Spa our treatments are precisely controlled by Nd:YAG laser light safely which penetrates into skin to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands and to reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation.

How it works

Acne occurs when the oil glands respond abnormally to levels of the male hormone testosterone. Excess oil is produced which combines with dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin.

A sticky mixture is formed which blocks the skin pores, trapping oil and bacteria inside. As the oil glands continue to produce excess oil the follicle begins to swell producing blackheads, pimples, spots, and whiteheads.

Who Does It Effect The Most?

It is common during adolescence but can strike anyone at any age. Acne is more common among teenagers because it is only with the onset of puberty that the body begins to produce hormones.

What Are The Stages Of Acne?

Vancouver Medi Spa treats Grades 1 to 3 effectively and safely with results. Our faces and bodies are covered with tiny hairs that fit into a hair follicle, or ‘pore’. Deep within these pores are glands that produce natural oil called ‘sebum’. Sebum’s function is to keep the skin lubricated and prevent it from drying out.

What Are The Typical Treatments?
Typical treatments for acne include a variety of over-the-counter and prescription lotions and solutions that include antibiotics, retinoids and vitamin A derivatives. Some patients benefit from the use of peels that use glycolic or salicylic acids but these can cause dryness of the skin and irritation.
Additionally oral treatments include drugs that inhibit the production of acne-causing hormones while in women the use of the oral contraceptive pill has been shown to help lessen acne.

What Are Acne Symptoms?
Acne symptoms can range from an occasional zit to painful cysts. If left untreated, it can often result in permanent scarring. Acne scarring is difficult and sometimes impossible to erase. Much, however, can be done to control acne and prevent acne scarring.


The Fast Results without side effects For active acne, is using a laser treatment which reduces acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating effects.

Our high powered Nd:YAG laser, safely penetrates in to the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands.

In addition to its thermal penetration effects, the Nd:YAG acne laser treatment also accelerates the healing process and stimulates collagen remodeling, an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.

Pre & Post Instructions

A topical cortisone ointment or a simple moisturizer can be used. If there are any signs of epidermal damage, the patient should use an antibiotic ointment.

Carefully applying ice treatments can relieve any discomfort and can reduce swelling.

Care should be taken to prevent any trauma to the treated area for five days following treatment.

Sun block must be used and expose to direct sunlight avoided during the healing process.

Make up can be applied as long as the skin is not broken. Makeup will also serve as an additional sun block.

Potential Adverse Reactions The following adverse reactions may occur:

  • Light redness lasting a few days. makeup can be used to cover the redness.
  • Bacterial, fungal and / or viral infections may occur after deep ablative skin resurfacing.
  • Slight transient hypo- or hyperpigmentation may occur, usually resolving within 3-6 months post- operatively without any special treatment.
  • Scarring (hypertrophic, atrophic).
  • Delayed healing, persistent ulcerated areas.
  • Superficial Burns, sometimes with blistering.
Clinical Studies


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