Acne Laser Therapy

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Introduction to acne laser therapy

At Renu Medispa, we understand there’s a common misconception that acne goes away with age, but it’s unfortunately not the case. We offer Acne Laser Therapy treatments that work to eliminate acne-causing bacteria while reducing redness, inflammation, and scarring for clear, long-lasting results.

What is acne laser therapy?

Acne Laser Therapy is a light or laser-based option to help reduce inflammatory acne lesions by targeting some of the main factors that cause acne such as Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) bacteria and sebaceous (oil) gland activity.

Acne begins when the sebaceous glands become clogged and there is a build-up of acne bacteria called P. acnes. This bacteria build-up causes inflammation and the formation of acne. Acne problems can begin early, even before preteen years, and can continue for some through middle adulthood. For many years, acne sufferers have been forced to rely on topical and oral medications to treat their blemishes, cysts, and inflammation. These medications, such as Accutane and long-term antibiotic therapy, tend to have inconsistent results and many side effects.

If you suffer from acne, proper skin care and laser treatments can prevent long-term problems such as scarring and discoloration of your skin. Everyone has different responses to acne inflammation. Some people scar deeply and others experience no scarring or faint scars. Some experience persistent redness of the skin around acne.

At Renu Medispa, we offer our Eagle and Boise Acne Treatment patients several laser options to ensure they can achieve clear and smooth skin in just a few appointments.

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IPL Photorejuvenation

IPL Photorejuvenation uses a handheld device to administer high-intensity, intense pulsed light into the dermis without harming the top layer of your skin. Your skin’s pigment absorbs the energy and converts it to heat, eliminating undesirable skin problems like acne, scars, and sun damage.

Since acne typically occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and compromised skin cells, IPL Photorejuvenation heats your hair follicles to destroy the acne-causing bacteria on your skin, and can also treat the skin cells that cause acne’s uneven pigmentation to give you brighter, more even-toned skin. IPL cannot physically erase the indentation caused by acne scars, but many patients find that its brightening is enough to greatly reduce their appearance.

IPL is far less invasive than other procedures, comfortable with no downtime, and covers a larger area of skin, making it more successful in treating multiple skin concerns in one session. Most patients who use IPL for acne need 3-6 treatments spaced about a month apart.

3D Light and Laser Rejuvenation

3D Light and Laser Rejuvenation takes a three-tiered approach to rejuvenating your skin. The first portion of the procedure uses Laser Genesis, which involves controlled heat from a focused beam of laser light that kills bacteria and stimulates your body’s natural collagen production. Laser Genesis also shrinks pores, smooths out skin texture, and reduces discoloration. Next, we use intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, which sends out several wavelengths of pulsing light to improve the color and texture of the skin, especially damage from sun exposure. The last step in the 3D laser facial process is a chemical peel, which involves a chemical solution applied to the face that provides deep exfoliation, removing dull, blemished skin, and revealing the smooth, firm, healthy skin beneath.

You will notice substantial results after just one 3D Light and Laser Rejuvenation treatment, although full results typically take a couple of weeks. For maximized results, you should schedule a series of 2-5 treatments spaced about a month apart.

Blu-U Photodynamic Therapy

BLU-U Blue Light Photodynamic therapy is a therapy for acne that does not involve medication. The blue light is used to kill the P. acnes bacteria in your skin which then improves the acne. BLU-U treatments are gentle and generally well tolerated by patients. Unlike some other acne treatments, this procedure can be used alone or along with other topical and oral medications. It can also be used in patients who prefer not to take oral antibiotics to treat their acne.

Most treatments last about 16 minutes, and patients will generally require four treatment sessions to control or clear up their acne for a period of time.

If for whatever reason you are not a candidate for the laser treatments or you have an aversion to lasers, Renu Medispa also offers a wide variety of non-laser treatments to manage acne, no matter your age. Treatments include:

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Oxygen Skin Therapy
  • SilkPeel Dermal Infusion
  • Physician Skincare
  • Metabolic and Functional Medicine Evaluation

What are the benefits of acne laser therapy?

In addition to increasing your confidence, an Eagle or Boise Laser Acne treatment has produced the following benefits:

  • Decreases inflammation
  • Helps treat the bacteria that cause acne
  • Quick and convenient
  • Reduces oil production
  • Reduces scarring
  • Minimal downtime

Who are the best candidates for acne laser therapy?

The best candidates for Acne Laser Therapy are those who are experiencing acne issues and would like to reduce its appearance and/or frequency. You should maintain realistic expectations for the treatment as it is not a guarantee to completely remove your acne, but it can significantly reduce it.

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What’s the first step?

The first step in getting Acne Laser Therapy in the Boise area is to reach out to Renu Medispa and schedule an appointment with one of our laser technicians. During this consultation, you will receive an evaluation of your acne and be asked about your medical history. It is important, to be honest when discussing your medical history as it can affect the techniques used to achieve an acne-free face.

A treatment plan will be created for you and if you agree with the direction, then you will be able to schedule your first treatment session with our Guest Relations Specialist. You may also be provided with certain instructions that will help make your treatment more successful.

What to expect on the day of an acne laser therapy treatment

When you come in for your Acne Laser Therapy in Eagle, ID (just outside of Boise), we will sit you down in one of our reclining chairs so you’re more comfortable. While many patients don’t need it, we do offer a topical anesthetic to reduce any pain that might be felt by the laser.

The technician will utilize the laser treatment that was discussed during your consultation. The intensity of these treatments can be customized, so if you have any concerns or issues during the procedure, please inform your provider and they will be able to make the appropriate adjustments.

Acne laser therapy recovery

Depending on the type of acne treatment, recovery varies from no recovery to two to three days of recovery, depending on the laser used. Although the laser system is very powerful, most patients describe the light pulses as a ‘snapping’ sensation (similar to a rubber band snap), which causes mild discomfort at most. After the treatment, you may have some redness for about a week, but that quickly fades and you can enjoy your clear, bright skin.

How much does acne laser therapy cost in Boise & Eagle, ID?

The cost of Acne Laser Therapy in Bosie & Eagle is determined by the severity of your acne and which technique is utilized to treat it, among other factors. When you come in for your consultation, our certified providers can examine your skin and create the perfect treatment plan for you. Once this plan is crafted, our Guest Relations Specialist will be able to give you a price breakdown for the entirety of your treatment.

There’s a fine line between looking and feeling good

Why Choose Us for Acne Laser Therapy?

Know that you can choose Renu Medispa in Boise and Eagle, ID with confidence as your partner to achieve the clear face you’ve always wanted! Under the guidance of Tawni Weaver, our goal is to demonstrate our commitment to excellence in every aspect of our practice.
Our team focuses on combining cutting-edge treatments with personalized care to create a journey tailored to your unique needs and aspirations. Renu Medispa is committed to safety and professionalism, which is why we are so proud to be the sole laser facility in Idaho certified by the National Council on Laser Excellence. From comprehensive consultations to holistic approaches that enhance both your appearance and inner confidence, our client-centric care ensures your experience is exceptional from start to finish.


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