Acne is a common condition affecting both adolescents and adults. Due to increased hormone fluctuations, adult acne tends to affect women more commonly. However men tend to suffer from a condition called Folliculitis, where beard hair becomes trapped in the follicle, leading to an inflammatory response and acne lesions. Due to the increased hormone fluctuations in both male and female teens, acne is just as common amongst both genders during this period of youth.
Laser treatments can help reduce the occurrence of acne break outs by a process involving photo-selective absorption and controlled heating. The laser ND Yag laser light can penetrate the skin to an optimal treatment depth in which tiny blood vessels that feed the oil gland will absorb the light energy and effectively shut down the overactive oil gland. The bulk heating effect of this treatment accelerates the healing process by stimulating collage production. In turn this treatment leads to more long term benefits and results.
In the case of Folliculitis, specific spot treatments can be performed on persistent and inflamed acne lesions. A discussion toward laser hair reduction may be advisable to help thin out thick beards where follicultitis is more of a chronic condition.