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Acne treatment in Edmonton

Acne Treatment Have you tried a variety of acne treatments, such as oral antibiotics (prescription medication like minocycline), topical antibiotic creams (salicylic acid, azelaic acid, and glycolic acid), hormonal therapy like oral contraceptives, and even home remedies like honey masks and over-the-counter products, but they all failed you? We’re here to help you!

What is Acne?

Clogged follicles filled with dead skin cells and sebum cause acne, a common skin condition. Acne affects approximately 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24. Adult acne, also known as post-adolescent acne, develops after the age of 25. Acne can be mild, moderate, or severe, and it can develop at any age.


Pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads 


More intense than mild. As a result of the skin injury, increased inflammation (redness, pus, and pain) increases the risk of scarring.


These are swollen, painful, fluid-filled cysts and/or large, hard lumps lodged in the skin.

Scarring can occur as a result of any type of acne. The pores swell, potentially causing a follicle wall rupture. Shallow lesions, on the other hand, are usually minor and heal quickly. If the pore wall ruptures, a deeper lesion forms, which may result in scarring.

At Albany Laser & Cosmetic Center, we provide a variety of treatments and protocols for active acne, acne control, and acne scarring. We strongly advise you to first come in for a consultation, which we believe is required. This helps Dr. Kamal and/or one of our Medical Aestheticians determine the best treatment plan for the patient.Ace


What is new in acne treatment?

Acne, whether cystic, papules, or whiteheads, is a source of great distress. However, there is some good news! In Edmonton, there are a slew of new laser acne treatments available. This section will go over laser, microdermabrasion, and the Levulan Photodynamic Therapy System. However, proper skin care and hygiene are essential components of any long-term acne treatment regimen.

Causes of different types of acne?

We won’t go into detail about the different types of acne’s causes. However, we will provide a summary in the form of this infographic. In summary, acne is caused by overactive sebaceous glands and insufficient skin resurfacing (lack of dead skin cells turn over). As a result of these two factors, some of us are born with acne-prone skin.

At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, the majority of cases are complex. The majority of patients are desperate, having seen their family physician or primary care physician and exhausted all conventional treatments.

Treatment options at Albany Laser & Cosmetic

Skin Care

Acne should be treated on a daily basis with medical or pharmaceutical-grade products. This explains why the Vivier and ZO are available. Vivier is a Canadian pharmaceutical skin care company, and ZO is Dr. Zein Obagi’s medical-grade skin care line.
We’d like to present the Vivier Acne Treatment system. This system comes with two full-sized pharmaceutical-grade products that are both effective and easy to use. It contains hexamidine, 2% salicylic acid, and 5% benzoyl peroxide, all of which help to reduce the frequency and severity of acne breakouts.
The ZO Acne Prevention and Treatment Program includes an exfoliating cleanser, exfoliating polish, complexion renewal pads, and a sulphur masque. It is a complete line of products that have been clinically proven to treat clogged pores, blackheads, papules, and cystic acne. It also serves as an anti-acne preventative measure.

Jessner Peel for Acne treatment

This treatment is effective at controlling acne and minimizing the appearance of acne scars. Equal amounts of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol are present. This combination penetrates the skin, unclogs pores, and skims the surface, eroding blackheads and diminishing surface scars.


Microdermabrasion is a type of skin rejuvenation treatment. It kills bacteria through a combination of exfoliation and suction. Impurities such as dead skin cells and excess skin oil are also present. Also, Microdermabrasion It is a non-invasive procedure that does not use chemicals and helps to achieve a clear and bright complexion.

In addition, the treatment is suitable for all skin types and shades. It leaves no trace of its presence. It aids in the reduction and erasure of scars! Following microdermabrasion, you can resume your normal activities. As a result, the treatment is completed more quickly. Furthermore, you do not need any recovery time for safety reasons.

Carbon Peel for Acne treatment

Carbon laser peel is a cutting-edge skin rejuvenation procedure. This treatment has gained popularity in recent years as a means of combating oily, acne-prone skin. This is due in part to the publicity generated by high-profile celebrities incorporating the treatment into their skincare routines, but it is also due to the efficacy of the treatment. This peeling procedure, which only requires a carbon mask and a laser, is extremely effective at removing active acne from the skin.

Gold toning for Acne treatment

If you suffer from redness, Spectra Gold Toning can help you relieve and manage it. This treatment does not remove the abnormal blood vessels, but rather normalises them. The health of the cells that surround the microvessels is improved by gold toning.

Blu-U light

Blue light is used in this procedure to kill acne bacteria, resulting in clearer skin. During this treatment, the patient sits for a few minutes in front of a blue light. It is recommended to schedule 1-2 sessions per week to achieve the best results. It is a non-invasive procedure that is frequently used instead of medications and antibiotics. This treatment could be used in conjunction with the photodynamic approach employing the levolan kerastic.


Fotona ND Yag:

This laser light safely and effectively penetrates the skin to target overactive sebaceous (oil) glands, lowering the risk of developing new acne. Additionally, the acne laser treatment promotes collagen remodelling and accelerates the healing process.

Fotona ER Yag

This is an excellent procedure for scar resurfacing. The laser gently vaporises micron-thin layers of acne-scarred skin, exposing healthy, scar-free skin beneath. It is not intended to treat active acne, but rather to alleviate scarring caused by previous acne breakouts.




As with the Fotona ER Yag treatment, the Fraxel dual laser is not indicated for active acne treatment but is ideal for scarring. With minimal downtime, it is capable of removing deep scars and pigmentation. Additionally, it improves the skin’s texture, diminishes the appearance of icepick or boxcar scarring, and diminishes post-acne hyperpigmentation.
At Albany, we provide a range of treatment options in recognition of the fact that each situation is unique. We want to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment so that you can feel confident in your own skin. Schedule your complimentary consultation today and embark on the path to clear, radiant skin.

More on Laser For Acne Removal

You may be familiar with laser hair removal. However, how effective are laser treatments at preventing and eliminating breakouts?

The treatment eliminates bacteria through the use of light. Additionally, IPL, or Intense Pulse Light Therapy, is used in the treatment. 

The following are the effects of the treatment

Eliminate the bacteria that cause acne
Removes existing acne
Prevents future breakouts and resurfaces previously damaged skin

When skin cells are not shed properly, bacteria and sebum accumulate and clog your pores. Lasers are used to target bacteria and aid in the removal of acne. It also aids in the reduction of the appearance of superficial scars and dark pigmentation. Clients must understand that they must stop using certain acne medications (topical or oral), such as Accutane or minocycline, for up to six months prior to treatment. Otherwise, the laser treatment may aggravate acne and cause positive results to take longer to appear.

What is the recommended treatment protocol?

It varies in severity according to the acne. If you are experiencing breakouts, Dr. Kamal (Ph.D. in Pharmacy) recommends six treatments every few months. To rebalance the skin, scarring and deep pigmentation must be reduced. Touch-up treatments will increase collagen production, help prevent acne, and improve your skin’s overall appearance.

Will I notice any changes?

Yes, your skin will appear clearer and more refined as a result of this treatment. If you have sun damage or dark spots on your skin, you will notice that the colour of your skin appears more balanced. Your skin will appear more radiant, supple, and supple overall.

What kind of laser do you use in Albany?

We have over ten different laser types and wavelengths. As a result, the acne laser treatment can be tailored to your specific acne type, severity, and skin type. The Fraxel, Dye pulse 532, 585, and ND Yag 1064 are among our most powerful lasers.

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