The concept of using radiation treatment acne was considered when all other methods were found wanting in curing skin disorders including acne. As the name suggests, this treatment procedure will involve using radiation over the infected area to ensure that the bacteria present there gets killed and also the scars that are left over are well covered through another layer of skin.
Two types of radiation beams are largely used for these purposes. While the traditional YAG laser is being used sporadically these days, the carbon dioxide laser; its latest version, is being used for most purposes for curing acne. The radiation beams used in this process effectively kills not just bacteria, but it also helps in reducing the scars that occur after acne disappears. Furthermore, these beams are found useful for retarding the oil production from sebaceous glands.
Cooling sprays are generally used to help relieve the patients from burning sensation that these procedures can create. Each of these sessions typically lasts for 15-20 minutes. To get best possible results from radiation treatment acne you typically need to undertake at least 12-15 sessions. However, the exact number of sessions you’ll be undertaking will largely depend on the severity of your acne condition and also on the type of skin you have.
These radiation treatments are very effective in treating acne. These procedures ensure that you do not have to rely on ointments and other medicines. But as these treatments involve high intensity radiation beams, it is usually carried out by experienced and trained dermatologists. Anesthesia is commonly provided to patients prior to the treatment.
Though there are no major disadvantages associated with radiation treatment acne procedures, they have known to cause dryness of skin and can damage your skin when not administered properly. Also, this mode of treatment is generally not recommended for patients with a faint heart, as a lot of blood effusion takes place during these processes. It may also take a lot of time to have the wounds healed properly.