About Laser Acne Treatments
No matter your skin type, our laser acne treatments with the Sciton's Halo laser systems are safe to treat your really hard to heal acne. Dr. Phillip Dauwe has helped countless men and women with moderate to severe acne and is excited to provide a solution for you. Knowing how aggravating acne or acne scars can be for his patients, Dr. Dauwe provides acne laser treatments with revolutionary techniques to deep clean facial pores and remove deep-rooted oils to significantly improve the appearance of acne. Our acne laser treatments at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery can also drastically reduce pore size and offer a glowing complexion afterward. Dr. Dauwe also offers intense pulsed light therapy or IPL to help treat acne. Call and schedule an appointment to see if one of our laser acne treatments is right for your skin condition.
"Dr. Dauwe and his staff are like a dream team! I legit leave wanting to be friends with his staff they are all so adorable. Seriously though, any type of surgery is so scary and they make the experience so comfortable. I felt like he listened to what I wanted and was honest with what was going to be realistic with my body type. I was referred by Dr.Dauwe by a few of my clients and am so thankful I chose him to do my procedure. If you’re in the Dallas area I wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Truly grateful to have had such an amazing experience! Thank you Dr. Dauwe for everything!"- T.C. / Google / Apr 30, 2019
"Phenomenal experience from consultation to post-op. Dr. Dauwe did a thorough job explaining the procedure in great detail, discussing my different options and the outcomes, and really made feel comfortable with my decision. His work is absolutely beautiful, and he is a true artist. You can tell Dr. Dauwe really goes the extra mile for his patients, and has a caring bedside manner. Julie- his cosmetic coordinator, is simply amazing. She checked on me several times before and after the procedure, and was always there to answer questions. Highly recommend! One of the best decisions I've ever made! I'm very grateful."- D.K. / Google / Oct 13, 2020
"It finally happened!!! - After many years of thinking about getting a breast augmentation, I finally took the leap! My surgery was today with Dr. Dauwe in Dallas, Tx!! I am feeling excited and nervous, but I wouldn't have done it without all the reviews and support on here! I plan on documenting my journey in hopes it will help someone else! :)"- T. / RealSelf / Oct 09, 2020
"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Dauwe and his staff! Sara and Julie are so sweet and do a fantastic job preparing patients for their surgery day. Catherine Kinney called me the night before to make sure I was prepared for anesthesia. Her voice was so calming and she really made me feel at ease for my upcoming procedure. The morning of my surgery, I was greeted with many friendly smiles, including Karen and CRNA Kinney. Before my procedure, Dr. Dauwe came in and measured and marked me up. He once again went over his plan for my procedure and what I could expect after surgery. I had my breast implants removed with a lift. The most surprising thing to me was that HE CALLED THURSDAY EVENING TO CHECK ON ME!! I thought that was so thoughtful of him. After five days, I can honestly say my results are above and beyond what I ever expected. Dr. Dauwe did a wonderful job! I’ve had minimal pain and my breasts are looking great! He is very knowledgeable in his field, he is professional and kind. I highly recommend him for any plastic surgery needs!"- S.R. / Google / Oct 07, 2020
"Dr. Dauwe and His team are Phenomenal!!! - Tummy Tuck with LipoI had an extremely long journey to Dr. Dauwe, but I'm so thankful that I found him! I couldn't figure out the source of my GI problems after seeing MULTIPLE specialists, GI doctor, Colorectal Surgeon, multiple diagnostic tests with no answers. I have known Julie for years, and thankfully after talking with her one day she suggested I come see Dr. Dauwe. One look at my abdomen, he said "has anyone told you that you have a pretty significant umbilical hernia?" I had no idea, but Dr. Dauwe was able to figure out the source of my problems and knew how to get it corrected. We decided that a Tummy Tuck due to Diastasis Recti and lipo because why not, along with a hernia repair would fix my problem, and he was right!! I had surgery 7/17/20 and my problems are GONE! I also have an amazing looking tummy again! My recovery was way easier than I had imagined! I took 2 weeks off work and enjoyed having time to relax. I had pain, but it was controlled pretty easily. During my recovery some concerns arose, Dr. Dauwe called and talked to me numerous times, I even bothered him while he was on vacation. He's an amazing surgeon, but he's also a caring, fun person to talk to. He will make you feel completely comfortable. Plus his office manager, Julie, is the sweetest person you will ever meet! I love Dr. Dauwe, Julie ad the whole team and Lemmon Avenue Plastic Surgery Center. I can't wait for my next procedure!!"- J. / RealSelf / Sep 30, 2020
Ideal Candidates for Laser Acne Treatments
Getting laser acne treatments are usually reserved for patients who have really hard to treat acne, which has previously been treated with oral and topical medications with no relief. These patients may exhibit skin damage from their acne blemishes with scars (pitting) and discoloration. Skin with severe acne will change the texture and tone of the skin, which may modify it to feel rough and look uneven. Patients with chronic acne may have unbalanced hormones or had really bad outbreaks during pregnancy when hormones levels varied.
Laser Acne Treatments Procedure Technique
On the day of your treatment, we will welcome you to our office and escort you to one of our private laser treatment rooms. Your skin will be prepped for the laser treatment, which may last about 20 minutes. With our handheld laser device, we have the ability to cover a greater surface area and treat multiple issues in the same session. You will be given protective goggles to wear over your eyes prior to the start of your treatment. Either the IPL or Halo system will be used along the target area. These technologies will deliver heat or light energy to the skin's surface to cause micro-injuries to the skin. Your body will react to this proactively and heal the wounds with healthy new cells that will rejuvenate the skin naturally.
What to Expect with Laser Acne Treatments
This technique has very little downtime. For best results, it is not recommended that you wear cosmetics on your skin for at least 24 hours. However, laser acne treatment will not keep you away from any of your daily activities. You may see some post-treatment redness and minor irritation to your skin, but these symptoms will fade away in a few days. Since Halo emits ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, most patients only need 1 – 2 treatments compared to 3 – 5 sessions with other fractional resurfacing lasers. IPL uses intense pulsed light to address skin concerns, requiring anywhere from 2 – 6 treatments for optimal results.
Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Acne Treatments
How much does it cost?
The cost of your laser acne treatment will depend on the type of treatment used (IPL or Halo) and the number of sessions needed to attain the desired results. Dr. Dauwe or a member of our team can discuss costs in detail during your initial consultation.
Halo is unique because it delivers both fractional (ablative) and non-fraction (non-ablative) wavelengths to the treatment area. This means less downtime and treatments compared to traditional lasers. Halo is also great for those with mild to severe acne or dermal concerns.
Why multiple sessions?
Dr. Dauwe understands that every case is different, which is why he creates a customized treatment plan for every patient. The number of treatments performed will depend on your condition and cosmetic goals. Some patients may only require one treatment to attain the outcome they want while others may need more.
Does it hurt?
A numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area prior to your session and Halo's integrated cooling system will allow for even greater comfort during your procedure. Most patients report that the minor discomfort felt during treatment is worth the results.
Our office will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions for you to follow to enable optimal healing. We also advise that you refrain from direct sunlight for the first day after your treatment. Our aestheticians can also give you a list of skin care products that can help maintain the health of your complexion.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $250
- Recovery Time
- 3 – 4 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- Day 1, Week 2 & 6
- Procedure Recovery Location
More Ways to Repair Acne
Laser acne treatment at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery is a powerful approach to manage certain skin conditions such as acne. There are so many ways to repair acne. Dr. Dauwe may combine this treatment with other methods of therapy to rejuvenate and repair your skin to the healthy state you desire. Let's see how our aesthetic team can replenish your acne-prone skin. Remember, beautiful skin is within reach. To learn more about laser acne treatments, please call our office in Dallas, TX today and schedule a consultation.