Cutera® is a non-invasive acne treatment that uses heat to kill acne, and stimulate dermal regeneration to reduce the appearance of scarring.
How does Cutera® work ?
This 1064nm laser uses controlled heat to kill acne causing bacteria while simultaneously treating redness and early scars caused by acne in the skin. It is usually used on the face, and neck. This treatment is an effective and long-term solution to acne by treating the overactive sebaceous glands that when producing too much oil, clogs up the skin pores.
What can Cutera® treat ?
Unlike other superficial treatments, this procedure penetrates deep into the skin’s cellular layer and counters the overactive sebaceous glands, promoting new skin cell and collagen growth.
In addition, it helps to shrink skin pores on the cheeks, chin, nose, chin and forehead, as well as smoothen fine lines, rough skin, and reduce skin reduce a symptom common to acne.
What is a Cutera session like ?
The areas to be treated are cleaned and marked with a pen. A nerve block with a local anesthetic is usually used to numb the area before treatment. You may also get medicine to help you relax.
If your whole face is going to be treated you will need to wear protective goggles and may be given pain relievers, sedation, or stronger anesthesia.
The laser is passed over the skin, sending out pulses. Each pulse lasts less than a millisecond. Between passes with the laser, the skin will be wiped with water or a saltwater solution. This is done to cool the skin and remove tissue that the laser has destroyed.
Depending on the skin condition being treated, a slight burning sensation or “snapping” may be felt and vary in intensity depending on the number of passes.
What results can be expected from Cutera® ?
This popular, low down-time laser not only helps improve acne breakouts, but also acne scarring and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by the acne as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Cutera® right for me?
- Laser resurfacing isn't for everyone, like any medical procedure it's best to consult a qualified dermatologist who can evaluate your exact wants and needs. Your doctor may caution against: * Have taken the acne medication isotretinoin * Have diabetes, a connective tissue or autoimmune disease, or a weak immune system * Have a history of radiation therapy to your face * Have a history of ridged areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue (keloids) * Are pregnant or breast-feeding