New Laser for Acne NYC

  • The new laser, described in the journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, is the size of a DVD player and can reach glands more than 1.5 millimeters beneath the skin. 
  • It can penetrate skin with minimal harm on its way to reach and destroy deeper pockets of fat, says Mohammed Islam, professor of electrical engineering and internal medicine at the University of Michigan. 
  • The laser's 1,708-nanometer, infrared beam takes advantage of a unique wavelength that fat can absorb more efficiently than water, which makes up more than half of the human body. 
  • We're taking what we've known for years in that field and building a laser that's compact and economical and has real potential to make it to the marketplace." 
  • The laser could be used to treat acne by targeting the oil-producing sebaceous glands, which are known to be involved in the development of the skin disease
  • Laser is not available as of yet