Acne is the term used to describe blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts, or any clogged pores that occur on the face or body. Most acne problems occur during the adolescent years, but it is not uncommon for many adults to struggle with acne. Acne can often play a detrimental effect in one’s self-esteem because it ruins the natural beauty of a person’s facial features. Normally, minor acne will come and go on its own, recurring more frequently between the ages of adolescence and becoming less thereafter. Occasionally, acne can continually cause problems for a person later in life. More severe cases of acne can lead to more serious, permanent scarring.
Since there are many causes of acne, there are a number of treatment options available today to treat acne. You must have patience when treating your acne as it will take 2-3 months before you see full affect of any treatment regimen. We will help find the best recipe for your skin type.
Oral and Topical Medications
There are a number of oral and topical medications available to treat mild to moderate acne. While the ingredients and directions vary from product to product, most of these medications target the multiple causes of acne by reducing the plugging of pores, reducing the number of P. acnes bacteria, reducing inflammation, and controlling hormone levels. This will lessen the severity and frequency of acne outbreaks. The treatment of choice for severe scarring acne is Isotretinoin, and the use of this very effective medication must be closely monitored by your Dermatologist.
We have a Dermasweep Treatment specifically for acneic skin where exfoliation is performed simultaneously with infusion of salicylic acid and glycolic acid. Your face will immediately feel smoother with minimal downtime. An excellent treatment between peels and with a good at home regimen.
Chemical peels remove a layer of skin with a specially formulated chemical preparation, allowing your skin to grow back smoother and clearer. There are different levels of strengths available to meet the individual needs of each patient. Depending upon the type and strength of the peel you use, you may experience several days of peeling after the procedure. Chemical peels are also most effective when performed on a regular basis, with the needed interval between peels determined by the strength and type of peel that you choose.
What is BLU-U?
It is a unique blue light that can kill P. acnes, a bacteria on your skin that leads to acne.
Does it hurt?
Not at all! Treatments are simple - you sit with your face close to the light for a short time, approximately 20 minutes once or twice per week.
How many treatments does it take to see results?
The treatments may go on for four to eight weeks or so. It is safe and not painful. After several weeks, the blue light can help control your acne. We sell these treatments in packages of 8.
I live 2 hours away, is there an alternative?
Yes! We can give you a prescription order form for the TRIA MD. This has the Blu light technology safe for home use that you must use twice daily for a total of 5 minutes a day. Our order form will give you $10 off plus free shipping! Stop by or call for more information.