“I am Dr Matin Ahmadi, the aesthetic doctor and medical lead at Pulse Light Clinic. Recently, I observed some excellent and exciting results from one of the practitioners about treating their client’s cystic acne with laser treatments.
After trying numerous recommendations from GPs and online articles, our client visited our clinic for a consultation to treat her acne. During her consultation with a senior practitioner at Pulse Light Clinic, she explained that she had never tried any treatments but only numerous medications, making her feel worse and was recommended a customised treatment plan to tackle her acne.
Pulse Light Clinic recently launched the new LaseMD laser treatment, which helps with skin conditions like active acne. The LaseMD works by creating micro-channels through the skin and small reservoirs under the skin’s surface. The nano serums are used as nanoparticles containing the reservoirs for deep absorption in the skin. In this case, the practitioner targeted Cystic Acne utilising a combination of RS Serum Ampoule: Resveratrol and TA Serum Ampoule: Tranexamic Acid.
After a course of 3 treatments, the client had seen a massive decrease in acne, but the practitioner had noticed inflammation from where the acne had reduced and left post-inflammatory pigmentation; this was then treated with PicoSure laser before the remaining LaseMD treatment for the Cystic Acne.
After she had finished the course of LaseMD treatments, the cystic acne had fully reduced. However, some redness remained from the acne, and the practitioner recommended three IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments to complete the treatment and get the client to her goals.
The IPL helps in targeting the vascular scarring and takes the redness out of the scar tissue; it helps kill bacteria at the lower depth of the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin to help the skin heal itself. One of the wavelengths is cauterising of excessive blood vessels.
In order to ensure the safest treatment on our client’s journey, we provided a patch test, as she needed to be careful with sun exposure as the laser has to go through the pigmented layer of skin first, which can cause burns or adverse reactions.
We advised her that she should wear SPF 50 and a hat outdoors, and if she failed to do so, a second patch test would be required 4/6 weeks after sun exposure to continue the treatment. Additionally, retinals and retinoids should not be used at least three days before the treatment. Nonetheless, some medications can have an adverse reaction to laser; so we ensured that the client informed us; otherwise, she would have to wait one week after an antibiotic course and six months after a course of Roaccutane to resume laser treatment.
The image shows her results after the senior practitioner recommended the customised treatment plan of 5 LaseMD treatments, 1 PicoSure treatment and 2 IPL Laser treatments. She has been sharing her updates as each treatment passes and how this has impacted her confidence.
Post-treatment, alongside your daily skincare routine, you can expect results from LaseMD treatment to be seen for six months to a year. This is because the treatment’s benefits are long-lasting but not permanent, as your skin will always continue to age”.
About the Author
Doctor Matin is well-respected, highly experienced and one of the UK’s leading cosmetic practitioners. He has been a clinical lecturer and trainer in dentistry and aesthetic medicine for over 12 years and regularly trains dentists, doctors, pharmacists and nurses, and other medical practitioners on a range of dental and medical aesthetic procedures with an emphasis on best practice and optimum treatment results. However, Matin also never stopped learning and trying to maintain and update his skills to the highest standards in both dentistry and injectable treatments such as dermal fillers, anti-ageing injections, etc. and studied with a number of world-famous practitioners all across the globe.
General Dental Council (GDC no. 227549) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFDS) British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) World Federation of Anti-Ageing Medicine Aesthetic complication experts (ACE).