- You have any red marks left behind from old acne lesions
- You have redness or visible blood vessels on your skin from rosacea
- You have any redness on your skin that you wish to get rid of quickly
- You want to remove red marks with just 2-3 treatments
The KTP laser works by sending a 532nm energy directly into the skin. This energy is absorbed by the hemoglobin in the red blood cells of the skin, which are present in the superficial vessels of the skin that form after acne resolves or from rosacea. For some conditions, like the treatment of tiny blood vessels around the nose, only one treatment is necessary. For the treatment of other conditions, such as red marks left behind from old acne lesions, you may need up to three treatments. There is no downtime after the KTP laser treatment and the treatments may be performed before your acne is completely clear (the energy of the laser can even help to clear your acne more quickly!)
The KTP laser treatment itself is not painful; it feels like a tiny rubber band snap on your skin with no residual pain after the treatment is completed. If you have tried other treatments for red marks, such as topical medications and chemical peels, you may consider visiting the Clear Clinic to discuss treatment with the KTP laser.