Lasers help acne and rosacea
Skins conditions such as acne and rosacea can damage confidence and destroy self-esteem, but now a cutting-edge treatment is providing results faster than ever before.
For actress Shanae Harris, her face is her calling card.
“I’ll feel like I’m there, I’m performing, and they’re not looking at me,” said Harris. “They’re looking at that one pimple that’s on my forehead.”
Harris has tried everything to clear her skin of acne: “Face washes, I’ve used other laser treatments, and microdermabrasion,” she admitted.
But she didn’t get the results she wanted. So now she’s trying a new treatment unlike any others she has used before. It’s called the Regenlite laser. The laser stimulates molecules in the body’s cells needed to repair damage.
“It causes a signal to the skin surface to down regulate inflammation,” said Dr. Neil Sadick, dermatologist at Sadick Dermatology and professor of dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
The laser is used over Shanae’s entire face and she’s done in about 15 minutes, with no downtime. Sadick says the treatment is effective on all skin types.
“From very light-skinned individuals to very dark-skinned individuals,” he explained.
After two treatments, the laser has given Shanae her confidence back.
“I feel more comfortable being in front of a camera working on a project,” she said, adding that she’s able to let her confidence show instead of her blemishes.
The procedure costs between $350 to $500 per treatment, and it usually takes three treatments to see results, then a monthly maintenance until the condition is cleared. Right now, the Regenlite laser is available in some large cities throughout the country, and widely used throughout Europe.