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.

Scientific & Clinical Research Library

Active Acne Treatment with StarWalker. Chua, C.Y. Journal of LA&HA.2018; 2018(1), p.CB07. Read Full Text.

Treatment of Acne Vulgaris with 1064 nm Nd:YAG Laser. Ganceviciene R, Meskauskas R, Berzanskyte A. Journal of LA&HA.  Vol. 2015, OnlineFirst. Read Full Text.

CASE REPORT: Treatment of Acne Vulgaris with Long-Pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG Laser. Sult R. Journal of LA&HA, 2014. Vol.2014(1):57-60. Read Full Text.

Successful therapy of excoriated acne with Nd:YAG laser: a case report. Tlaker, V. Acta dermatovenerologica Alpina, Pannonica, et Adriatica, 26(3), pp.73–75. Read Full Text.

Resurfacing of Facial Acne Scars With a New Variable-Pulsed Er:YAG Laser in Fitzpatrick Skin Types IV and V. Chathra N, Mysore V.  J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2018;11(1):20-25. doi:10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_4_18. Read Full Text.

Evaluation of effectiveness of erbium:yttrium–aluminum–garnet laser on atrophic facial acne scars with 22‐MH z digital ultrasonography in a Turkish population. Burhan Engİn, Zekayi Kutlubay, Özge Karakuş, Gürkan Yardimci, Zafer Doğan, Yalçın Tüzün, Server Serdaroğlu. The Journal of Dermatology 2012; 39: 982–988. Read Full Text.

Laser-Induced Optical Breakdown – Acne Scars Treatment. Santos, P.A.  Journal of LA&HA, 2018, p.CB11. Read Full Text.

Comparison of Fractional Er:YAG and Carbon Dioxide Lasers in Resurfacing of Atrophic Scars in Asians. Manuskiatti W. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1. Read Full Text.

Combined Use of Nd:YAG and Er:YAG in Acute Cystic Acne Treatments – A Case Study.
Kakas P. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2010. No. 1. P. S02. Download PDF | 624 kB

Treatment of punched-out atrophic and rolling acne scars in skin phototypes III, IV, and V with variable square pulse erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser resurfacing. Wanitphakdeedecha R, Manuskiatti W, Siriphukpong S, Chen TM. 2009. Read Abstract.

Retrospective analysis of non-ablative scar treatment in dark skin types using the sub-millisecond Nd:YAG 1,064 nm Laser. Badawi A, Tome MA, Atteya A, Sami N, Morsy IA. 2011. Read Abstract.

Treatment of atrophic facial acne scars with the 1064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser: six-month follow-up study. Friedman PM, Jih MH, Skover GR, Payonk GS, Kimyai-Asadi A, Geronemus RG. Arch Dermatol. 2004. Nov;140(11):1337-41. Read Abstract.

Additional Resources: visit the Laser and Health Academy* website for additional information about medical laser treatments that can be performed with Fotona laser systems.

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