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Smoothbeam laser

By Zeel Editorial Staff, Last updated: June 26, 2012

Regulatory approval: Smoothbeam was approved by the FDA in 2004.

The Smoothbeam is a diode laser with a 1450 nm wavelength. It is non-ablative, and designed to target and damage the sebaceous glands, which produce oil, in order to reduce acne on the face and body. Excess oil from sebaceous glands is one of the primary causes of acne. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars and fine lines and wrinkles. The manufacturer, Candela, claims the use of Smoothbeam results in an 83 percent reduction in acne lesions.

What It's Good For

Smoothbeam can be used on any part of the body afflicted by acne or acne scarring. If you have tanned or dark skin, have your practitioner perform a patch test to rule out the possibility of hyperpigmentation.

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