works by pulsating heat below the skin's surface and
reducing the size of the sebaceous glands, which are
largely responsible for acne.
Ky. (Nov. 25, 2002) -- The University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology
is the first in Kentucky to offer a promising new
treatment for acne.
As part of its comprehensive face and eye care program,
the department has begun treating patients with smooth-beam
laser, which has just been FDA approved for the treatment
The laser works by pulsating heat below the skin's
surface and reducing the size of the sebaceous glands,
which are largely responsible for acne. Patients use
a cream to slightly numb the affected area, before
the laser is applied. The treatment lasts just minutes
and causes only slight discomfort.
During the initial study, 17 patients with stubborn
back acne were treated and followed for six months.
The results were impressive-there was a 98 percent
reduction in acne lesions.
Three 20-minute treatment sessions, at a cost of
approximately $1500, are recommended for the best
results. The treatment is not covered by insurance.
To learn more about smooth-laser treatment, call the
Department of Ophthalmology at (859) 323-5875.