i have very oily skin and was interesting in knowing if any of the laser treatments out there are capable of burning away the sebaceous glands on the face therefore resulting in much less oil and reduction of acne because of the oil reduction or elimination.
Is There a Laser Treatment That Can Permanently Burn Away Sebaceous Glands on the Face Eliminating Acne?
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Lasers to reduce sebaceous glands
Actually, both PDT and Cool Touch laser will decrease the size of sebaceous glands and therefore reduce oiliness and acne. Cool Touch has an indication from the FDA for acne and acne scarring, and its effects are permanent.
No laser can cure acne
None of the lasers invented to date can selectively burn away the sebaceous glands and cure acne. Acne is a complicated inherited condition of over acive oil glands and an inherited "stickyness" of skin cells lining the duct. Accutane decreases not only the amount of oil but more importantly permanantly decreases the stickness of these cells and is a medical "cure" of the scourge of Acne. When prescribed by a knowledgeable physican who follows a strict protocol is a very safe, time tested cure.
Photodynamic Therapy using a combination of lasers and photoactive solution can reduce the size of sebaceous glands
Photodynamic Therapy using a combination of lasers and photoactive solution can reduce the size of sebaceous glands and minimize acne.