Lasers are becoming very popular as a form of treatment for people with acne who have failed other treatment methods. But until now it’s been difficult to explain how the lasers work. Now certainly the laser does not decrease sebum production, or kill the bacterium that causes acne. They are the two most common ways other methods attack. But a new report from London says the reason might be that using the laser increases the amount of a chemical called TGF beta. TGF beta decreases inflammation, and if they’re able to increased TGF beta, they’re able to reduce inflammation. If you realize that inflammation is a major problem behind acne, it’s a big step. Essentially, the laser helps the body make a chemical that attacks the inflammation response. It’s all very logical.
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