Your skin has tiny holes called pores that can become blocked by oil, bacteria, dead skin cells, and dirt. When this occurs, you may develop a pimple or “zit.” If your skin is repeatedly affected by this condition, you may have acne.
Tackling key skin concerns such as rosacea, facial and leg veins, age/brown spots and acne scars, the Excel V is non-invasive and requires just a short amount of time to treat those troublesome imperfections.
It’s hard enough to suffer from acne, but for some, acne scars can serve as permanent reminders of what might have just faded away. Acne scars form when acne breaks and creates deeper lesions in the pores; the skin rebuilds collagen to repair these lesions. Unfortunately, these repairs solidify into raised scars or deep pits on the skin. The Excel V penetrates the deeper layers of the skin to encourage collagen and elastin production. Once these are restored, there should be a natural lifting and smoothing effect that will repair and soften the acne scars.
Acne occurs when the pores of your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Each pore of your skin is the opening to a follicle. The follicle is made up of a hair and a sebaceous (oil) gland.
The oil gland releases sebum (oil), which travels up the hair, out of the pore, and onto your skin. The sebum keeps your skin lubricated and soft.
One or more problems in this lubrication process can cause acne. It can occur when:
- too much oil is produced by your follicles
- dead skin cells accumulate in your pores
- bacteria build up in your pores
Acne Treatment Process
The Cutera Excel V is an FDA-approved device that targets the bacteria that lead to acne breakouts, thus serving as a practical choice for even severe acne conditions. The heat from the laser destabilises compounds found in the bacteria, killing them and eliminating a significant source of acne. The procedure also reduces oil production to minimise breakouts after the treatment. While the laser is a powerful way to eradicate acne, it does not harm surrounding skin and tissue. The heat delivered by the laser can effectively stimulate the regenerative processes of the dermal structure to enhance the appearance of your skin overall.
Treatments with the Cutera Excel V take just a few minutes to perform, and you will not require any anaesthesia before the procedure. A cooling mechanism is incorporated into the device to ensure your comfort throughout your session. After your appointment, you will be able to get back to your daily routine right away. Most patients need approximately four treatments, each spaced two weeks apart, to achieve their best outcome.