In the treatment of acne, we have observed preliminary results which suggest that this hydrogel formulation may reduce the need for laser treatment and chemical peels to address skin damage caused by acne or acne treatments, said Cheryl Bongiovanni, director of the Lakes Aesthetics Center in Lakeview, Oregon. The promising preliminary results, including elimination of secondary infection and inflammation and reduction of new scarring, warrant further research of the possible long-term impact of this formulation to determine whether the effects are sustainable.