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What is acute acne?

The typical presentation of acne is the appearance of open and closed comedones. They can be added later inflammatory lesions like papules or pustules. When healing, injuries can leave scars over-raised or depressed.

Studies indicate a high correlation between acne, low self-esteem, shame, anxiety, depression, and social disorders, particularly social isolation.

Acute acne should be taken seriously and not allowed to progress. It can be stopped and damage to the skin and psyche can be avoided.

Types of acne

Comedonic acne

It is characterized by the presence of open comedones, classic black dots. Closed comedones with a barely noticeable hole are also observed, which are elements of 1 to 3 mm. diameter, white surface, covered by epidermis. Both lesions form the basis of acne, from which subsequent inflammatory phenomena occur.

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Acne Papule - Pustular

It is characterized by the presence of papules, from 1 to 5 mm. in diameter, red and pustules.

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Cystic acne

Se observan nódulos que son lesiones inflamatorias de más de 5 mm. de diámetro y quistes. Los nódulos se conforman cuando la inflamación ocurre en un nivel más profundo e involucra varios folículos pilosos. These tend to leave scars.

Causes

The pilosebaceous unit is made up of the hair follicle and the gland (Figure 1). Acne is caused by obstruction of the Pilosebaceous unit. This obstruction retains sebum produced by the sebaceous gland and keratinized cells of the hair follicle. Excess sebum production usually begins around

FIGURE 1 - Diagram of the pilosebaceous unit

the nine years of age stimulated by a greater production of adrenal androgens, and is accompanied by a higher rate of desquamation of the squamous epithelium that covers the interior of the follicle. In this way, the follicular ostium (the entrance of the follicle) is obstructed first microscopically (microcomedón).
As sebum production continues, the follicle widens until it forms the basic acne lesion: the comedone. The oxidation of the fat that makes up the comedo darkens it, acquiring the usual appearance of the "black spot".
If the broadening of the follicular ostium is proportionally less than the broadening of the interior of the follicle, the plug is not visible and the lesion is visualized on the skin as a "white point".

1. This obstruction favors the proliferation of the bacterium Propionibacterium acnes, which contributes to trigger the inflammatory process of the tissues involved, mediated by immune cells: CD4 T lymphocytes and neutrophils, which infiltrate the area and cause disruption of the follicular wall , causing the content of the follicle (lipids, cellular components and bacteria) to spread to the surrounding dermis.

2. The composition of the sebum, which contains a large amount of free fatty acids, together with keratin, contribute to the inflammatory process.

3. The local inflammatory response is accentuated with the mediators released in this process: cytokines, peptides and others, causing the appearance of papules. Greater inflammation leads to the formation of pustules, and its extension leads to the formation of cysts.

FIGURE 3 - Lotus II. Zoom handpiece. 2mm spot

4. The nodules form when the inflammation occurs at a deeper level and involves several hair follicles. These tend to leave scars.

Is the Lotus II Laser effective on all types of acne?

In cystic and pustular acne, a 1 to 2 mm zoom handpiece is used first, with which all cysts and / or pustules are perforated. This facilitates the drainage of the content, generating a bactericidal effect and allowing the penetration of drugs. Figure 4 shows the effect of the Lotus II with a 2mm zoom handpiece. You can see in the central and lower part of the sample, the absence of tissue produced by laser drilling and the collagen contraction around it.

FIGURE 4 - Lotus II. Zoom handpiece. 2mm spot

These Histopathological studies were carried out by Dr. Cristina Corbella, Dermatopathologist. This treatment is fast, painless and with quick recovery. It has no contraindications or adverse effects. Its application hardly produces a slight redness and does not leave inflammations or bruises. The patient withdraws as soon as the session ends, allowing his immediate social and occupational reintegration. These treatments can be performed throughout the year, even in summer, with the sole precaution of adequate photoprotection.
Another technology that is revolutionizing the treatment of acute acne is the Scarlet, novel radio frequency with micro needles.

Patient testimonial

[:es]Acné con Láser Lotus[:]

[:es]Ayer empecé el tratamiento para el acné con Lotus. Estoy esperando los resultados, pero vi los vídeos de tratamientos anteriores y estoy segura que va a funcionar. La atención es excelente. Me estoy atendiendo en la clínica Hoogstra de Caballito con la Dra. Elena Placenti, una muy buena profesional.[:]

Bethlehem Palatnik

[:es]Verrugas y acné[:]

[:es]Muy buena atención, excelentes profesionales, me atendí por una verruga en el cuello y me la sacaron con láser en el momento y sin dolor. También me atendí un caso de acné rebelde en la espalda y me dieron un tratamiento con antibióticos y loción que me curo después de sufrir años esa enfermedad. Me atendí en la sede de Belgrano que esta enfrente de la plaza de Barrancas. El tratamiento lo hice con la doctora Belén Salvaneschi.[:]

Ricardo Maidana

[:es]Tratamiento de Acné agudo en espalda y hombros[:en]Acne treatment in back and shoulders[:]

[:es]Mi nombre es Verónica, tengo 34 años, sufro de acné, específicamente en mi espalda y hombros, debido a un problema endocrinológico. Tengo Hiperandrogenismo y eso hace que mis glándulas sebáceas trabajen de más… Probé miles de cremas, tratamientos cosmiátricos y pastillas anticonceptivas para tratarme….ninguno causo el efecto que estoy teniendo con el Laser Lotus II[:en]My name is Veronica, I am 34 years old, I suffer from acne, specifically on my back and shoulders, due to an endocrinological problem. I have Hyperandrogenism and that makes my sebaceous glands work more … I tried thousands of creams, cosmetics treatments and birth control pills to treat me … none caused the effect I am having with the Laser Lotus II[:]

Acne: Before and After

Acne treatment

Laser lotus

Through the Light energy of Laser lotus They manage to drain purulent lesions and improve the quality of the skin.

Patients report that they quickly see improvements in the quality of the skin and restore their confidence and self-esteem.

cost 

    • lotus acne  $70.000 la sesión
    • Lotus acne with lesion drainage $90.000 la sesión

Ultrasound

Cost of this facial procedure: USD 2,500 (IVA no incluido) pack de 4 sesiones que se realizan en un intervalo de 1 sesión por mes. Lo realiza el Dr.Hoogstra con evaluación previa.

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IPL

    •  Facial $50.000
    • Mejillas $30.000
    • ½ cara $30.000
    • Cara-cuello $82.000
    • Cara-cuello-escote $90.000

Instalaciones y Seguridad del Procedimiento

En nuestra clínica, nos enorgullecemos de ofrecer instalaciones de vanguardia y altos estándares de seguridad para todos nuestros procedimientos. Contamos con aparatología médica de última generación, lo que nos permite realizar intervenciones con precisión y eficiencia.

Nuestra unidad quirúrgica completa está equipada con tecnología de alto nivel, incluyendo modernas salas de cirugía asistidas por enfermeros e instrumentadores especializados en este tipo de intervenciones. Estas salas de cirugía están diseñadas para maximizar la seguridad del paciente, minimizando cualquier riesgo durante el procedimiento.

Además, disponemos de confortables salas de recuperación e internación, asegurando que los pacientes reciban atención continua y de calidad en un entorno seguro y controlado. La tecnología avanzada utilizada en nuestras instalaciones no solo mejora la precisión de las intervenciones, sino que también garantiza una rápida y segura recuperación.

La clínica cuenta con la aprobación de la Secretaría de Salud Pública, lo que certifica que cumplimos con los más altos estándares de seguridad y calidad en la atención médica. Nos comprometemos a mantener y superar estos estándares, brindando a nuestros pacientes la tranquilidad y confianza de estar en las mejores manos posibles.

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