"How I Cured My Cystic Acne"
What do you do when you've been struggling with cystic acne for years? You find a way to make it go away. Read on to see how one reader finally figured out a cure
Phase 4: Laser treatmentsWhile the daily topical treatments and chemical peel are treating the actual blemishes, the laser treatment removes scars from old acne. I'm actually most excited about this part, because my scars are the bane of my existence. Even when I don't break out one day, my skin still looks red and blotchy from the previous scars.
Lisa Beaulieu, Shamban's acne specialist, applies a numbing ointment to my face before starting the treatment. Beaulieu uses a combination of the V-Beam and Smooth Beam laser treatments. The V-Beam laser helps with redness and stimulates collagen production, while the Smooth Beam plumps up indented scars. Even with the numbing cream, the lasers feel like someone's snapping a rubber band against my skin. It's awful, but I've already seen so much improvement that I suck it up and let her zap me.
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