Acne is the most common cosmetic concern among teenagers. Laser therapy is an exceptional non-pharmacologic alternative. Procedure volumes are set to grow 100% between 2007 and 2009.1
Acne is a multi-factoral condition wherein excess oils combine with clogged pores to create a fertile breeding ground for bacteria. Subsequent swelling and the formation of white heads, black heads, and pimples make acne one of the most common concerns of teenagers and adults alike. The treatment of acne with laser has grown in popularity as physicians shy away from offering Isotetinoinr to patients.
- 17 Million people seek treatment for acne every year1
- While most common among teenagers, adult onset acne is becoming more common 1
- 80% of the world’s population is affected by acne at some point in their lives. 1
Superior outcomes are achieved by targeting acne bacteria that causes inflammation.
- KTP for the treatment of acne - “Michaelsson acne lesion score on the laser-treated side decreased significantly by 33.9% and 35.9% at the 1-week and 1-month visits, respectively. 2
- KTP for the treatment of acne - 80 percent showed improvement. After six treatments, average clearance rate was 60 percent to 70 percent. Lesion reduction ranged from 30 percent to 80 percent.” When combined with topicals; “80 percent of the patients showed 80 percent to 95 percent improvement of inflammatory lesions. 3
1 Medical Insight, Inc, "Global Aesthetic Market Study”, Sept 2005
2 Lasers in Medical Science Volume 18 Supplement 1 2003 Leyda Bowes, MD, Dieter Manstein, MD, Rox Anderson, MD
3 Dermatology Times Vol 24, No. 11 November 2003 Christine Lee, MD