Dr. Mariano Busso offers Ellipse Laser Acne treatments for patients wanting a clearer complexion without antibiotics.
The sebaceous glands in your skin secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair. Sebaceous glands are found in the greatest number on the face and scalp.
Acne occurs when sebum is unable to leave the skin because a hair follicle is blocked. This can cause bacterial growth below the skin surface—pimples. Rupture of an inflamed area can lead to scarring.
The Ellipse Laser Acne treatment directs pulses of light into the epidermis. The light emitted by the Ellipse Laser is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse duration and frequency to reduce acne without damaging the surrounding tissue. Laser light is absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood vessels that feed the sebaceous glands. Hemoglobin converts the light energy into heat, which damages the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the sebaceous glands. This slows sebum production and has been clinically proven to accelerate the healing of acne.*