Nearly everyone experiences a form of acne at some point in their life. It mainly affects teenagers (and can start as young as 7 years old), but acne may persist, begin or become more severe in adulthood. Acne occurs when a pore becomes blocked with skin cells and mixes with oil, which causes pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Normal skin bacteria can also be present under the surface of the skin; when this bacteria mixes with the clogged pores, it can cause deep, painful acne cysts.
Luckily, all acne cases can be treated with an assortment of skin care plans. Our dermatologists can help formulate a strategy using acne products, peels, and laser treatments that will minimize if not cure your case.
Acne Treatment Options
Treatments for acne depend of the individual’s case and its severity. In addition to our medical treatments, there are aesthetic treatments and products that help quicken or boost your results. The following procedures are not covered by health insurance, but are excellent on their own or as a supplement to your existing medical treatment plan for acne.
Chemical peels are solutions of acids and chemicals that help to break up clogged pores and exfoliate dead skin cells. The type and strength of chemical peel treatment that is necessary depends on your specific skin type and the severity of your acne. Usually multiple sessions are necessary for optimal results in treating moderate to severe acne. For mild acne, light peels can be a one-time procedure that is quick and painless.
A facial helps to open the pores, deeply cleanse the skin, and remove blackheads and stubborn acne lesions. Our trained aesthetic providers have the tools necessary to extract these lesions without causing harm to the surrounding skin.