For acne redness, some patients may experience redness or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation after acne occurs. In general, redness or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation usually takes 6 - 12 months to fade depending on the individual as well.
Treatment of redness caused by acne
- Topical treatments and oral medication to reduce the intensity of redness but should be under the guidance of the dermatologist.
- Treatment such as rejuvenation or chemical peel. A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers to treat skin discoloration.
- Pulsed Dye Laser is a laser with a wavelength of 595 nm to treat vascular lesions and redness of the skin. Redness of the skin is safely and effectively treated with Pulsed Dye Laser.
- Using combination treatment methods 1, 2, and 3 will be resulted in higher efficacy.
Pulsed Dye Laser Features
- The Pulsed Dye Laser is a safe, easy, and effective treatment with minimal downtime. The treatment is very quick, requiring only about 1-2 minutes.
- Patients may notice about 20% improvement (Redness reduction) approximately 1 week after the procedure. (depending on individual skin condition).
- The treatment requires no anesthesia.
- Avoidance of sun exposure after treatment and reasonable protection against the sun is helpful.
- Daily activities and makeup can be resumed as normal.
- Pulsed Dye Laser can be treated on a weekly basis and results will be significantly improved with continuous treatments.
- In addition to treating acne redness, Pulsed Dye Laser also increases dermal collagen formation and increase the UV resistance to the skin.
Selective nonablative treatment of acne scarring with 585 nm flashlamp pulsed dye laser. Patel N, Clement M. Depot of Medicine / Dermatology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA: Dermatol Surg. 2002 Oct; 28 (10): 942-5; discussion 945.