Your skin is the barrier between your internal organs, bones, muscles, and the outside world. It protects you from harm, regulates your body temperature, and allows the sensations of touch, heat, and cold. It’s also prone to damage from conditions like acne. This skin disease affects 9.4% of the global population, putting it in the 10 most prevalent conditions worldwide.
There are a variety of ways to treat acne, from creams and ointments to medications and peels. However, treatments like broadband light (BBL™) laser therapy can work wonders and treat conditions like acne by stimulating proteins that help your skin heal.
If you live in Denver, Colorado, Chicago, Illinois, San Diego, California, or Tampa, Florida, and you’re struggling with acne or other skin problems, the dedicated team at Ice Cave Body Sculpting can help restore and renew your skin.
Let’s examine how acne affects your skin and what BBL treatment can do to help.
Your skin may look solid on the surface, but it’s filled with millions of small openings called pores that allow for oil and sweat to reach the surface of your skin.
Acne affects the pores that create oil (sebum, which comes from your sebaceous glands) and occurs when your pores become clogged with dead skin cells, excess oil, and other materials. This causes things like whiteheads, blackheads, papules (small, red bumps), pimples, and lesions to appear on your skin. If your acne is bad enough, it may leave visible scars.
Due to constant hormonal changes, acne is very common in teens as they grow into adulthood, but millions of adults also struggle with this condition. In addition to changes in hormones, family history, skin friction, skin inflammation, and greasy or oily substances on your skin can increase your risk of acne.
BBL laser therapy, or photofacial, uses focused light in a broad spectrum of wavelengths to target multiple layers of your skin. Once your skin absorbs the energy, it stimulates the production of proteins your skin needs to heal, such as collagen which helps provide structure to your skin. Increased collagen production can have a number of benefits and can repair damage from a variety of skin ailments, including sun damage, vascular lesions, rosacea, scars, large pores, skin discoloration, and uneven skin tone.
BBL is an outpatient procedure that creates noticeable changes in your skin within a few days and gives you smoother, brighter skin in about two weeks. Multiple treatments are often required to achieve the best results.
Acne can affect your outlook on your beauty and in some cases cause scars that leave you feeling worse. But we use BBL laser therapy to help, so make an appointment with the team at Ice Cave Body Sculpting for brighter, smoother skin. Call our location closest to you or book a visit online today.