With laser and light technology development happening at such a fast pace, Dr. Hirsch urges all patients to make certain that they work with a board-certified dermatologist experienced in laser therapy to ensure proper safety with treatment. Never be afraid to ask your physician about their training and qualifications, or what their experience is with a particular procedure or device. Since any type of procedure can carry potential side effects, it is crucial to entrust your face and body only to qualified, experienced hands.
There have been several exciting new advances using lasers and light to treat acne and acne scarring. A recognized expert, Dr. Hirsch has done extensive clinical research in this area and can provide you with the latest technologies for the treatment of acne and acne scarring. Laser treatment can improve not only the active acne, but also yield improvement in acne scars. There are two groups of acne-treating lasers. One group of technologies inhibits the growth of the bacteria that is involved in acne lesions. The other groups of lasers shrink the sebaceous oil glands that play a pivotal role in acne. We utilize both technologies separately and in combination depending on your particular type of acne. Most patients require approximately 5 monthly treatments to see the desired improvement. Periodic re-treatments will be required as acne flares.