Dr. Jonathan Weiler Discusses Lasers for the Treatment of Acne

Acne is one of the most frequent reasons that people seek medical care for a skin disorder.  Acne can cause mental strife, concern with one’s appearance, and can even affect a person’s social life.  Acne is a difficult problem and traditionally is treated with a combination of antibiotics and other medications.  Recently, there has been a development of a new laser, specifically, the Aerolase 1064 nm laser for the treatment of acne.

The reason Aerolase 1064 laser is exemplary in the field of acne treatment is that it uses micro-pulses or micro-second laser technology.  The recent development of this laser has allowed medical professionals to utilize this short pulse laser for the treatment of active acne for patients that have not responded to traditional therapies, or for patients that do not want to take oral medications for acne.  This can also be used in conjunction with these oral remedies, such as antibiotics and diuretics.

You may be wondering how long this treatment plan lasts. Traditionally, patients who start this treatment in our office start with a weekly treatment for a minimum of four to six weeks. Patients will see a vast improvement in the appearance of their skin and the overall outbreaks of acne over this time.  After the acne is under control, we then transition to a monthly treatment regimen.  Acne treatment with the Aerolase can be treated on the face, back or any other area in which outbreaks occur.

The Aerolase 1064 laser is designed to treat all skin types and provides for quick, relatively pain-free therapy.

I have used this laser, personally, on myself and have seen a vast improvement in acne and outbreaks of acne, and I find this to be one of the most effective therapies for acne prevention. In addition to this, this laser is also well-suited for any vascular lesions, lower extremity leg veins, and is also spectacular for laser hair removal.

Progress mid-treatment plan (not final results) of Weiler Plastic Surgery patient treated with laser for active acne. (above photo)


For any questions on skin issues such as acne, cosmetic procedures, or to try out the Aerolase laser for acne treatment call us at 225-399-0001 (Baton Rouge) or 985-902-7770 (Hammond) and we’d be happy to set you up with a consult!

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