Active Acne / Teen Acne


Active acne is a skin condition that occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, bacteria, and other debris. This can cause inflammation, redness, swelling, and pus-filled bumps on the skin. Active acne can affect any part of the body, but it is most common on the face, chest, back, and shoulders. Active acne can have various causes, such as hormonal changes, genetics, stress, diet, medication, or cosmetics. Active acne can be treated with topical or oral medications, lifestyle changes, or medical procedures.


Fotona laser is a laser that uses two wavelengths, Nd:YAG and Er:YAG, to target different aspects of acne. Nd:YAG laser reduces acne inflammation by selectively destroying overactive sebaceous glands that produce excess oil and bacteria. Er:YAG laser improves the appearance of acne scars by gently resurfacing the skin and stimulating collagen production. Fotona laser is a safe, effective and minimally invasive treatment for active acne and acne scars.


During the treatment, you will wear protective eyewear and lie down on a comfortable bed. You may feel some heat and tingling sensations, but they are usually mild and tolerable. The treatment takes about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.


After the treatment, you may have some redness and swelling, but they should subside within a few hours. You can resume your normal activities right away, but you should avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen for at least a week.


The number of sessions needed with the Fotona StarWalker to achieve optimum results for active acne depends on several factors, such as the severity of the acne, the skin type, and the individual response to the treatment. Generally, most patients see significant improvement after 3 to 6 sessions, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Before and Afters

Fotona offers a laser acne treatment protocol that provides a truly comprehensive solution to the problem of acne. Fotona’s precisely controlled Nd:YAG laser light safely penetrates into skin to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands and to reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation.

For improving the appearance of acne scars, Fotona offers a complementary laser treatment based on a precise and gentle skin resurfacing procedure in which an Er:YAG laser beam is absorbed by the top micro-layers of the skin to vaporize scarred tissue and stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis.

Fast results, Without Side-Effects

For active acne, Fotona’s laser treatment reduces acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating effects. Fotona’s high powered Nd:YAG laser safely penetrates 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.

Gentle & Effective Acne Scar Revision

For treating problematic acne scars, Fotona’s Er:YAG laser wavelength is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision. The Er:YAG laser safely and effectively provides the minimal penetration depth required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, helping to improve skin texture and tone. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled. The laser gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below. Laser resurfacing is a fast, safe and simple procedure.


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