Acne Prevention & Treatment
According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. We offer a range of office and home prevention and treatment modalities for acne or pimples, including light therapy, chemical peels and skin care products. We also offer Chemical Peels and Microneedling treatments for those with scarring as a result of inflammatory acne lesions.
Our Photorejuvenation BBL Therapy targets mild to moderate acne. Acne-causing bacteria is sensitive to the light delivered by our BBL device. Light not only induces the generation of toxic substances that kill the bacteria, but it also shrinks the oil glands in your skin and reduces the volume of pore-clogging oil production. Multiple treatments may be necessary over a time span with 1-2 week intervals to reduce acne lesions in most areas.
We use Chemical Peels (link) to both prevent and treat active acne. The Micropeel Plus from SkinCeuticals is ideal for acneic skin by working to promote your skin’s natural renewal process to aid in the reduction of acne.
Prevention and treatment of acne is most effective with a proper skin care regime to use at home. We offer a range of medical-grade skin care Products (link) from Environ and SkinMedica to prevent and treat problematic acne blemishes. This includes:
- Cleansers to reduce acne-causing bacteria and clear pores
- Toners to remove makeup, excess oils, dead skin cells and more
- Moisturizers to reduce dry and peeling skin needs and goals.
Acne scarring is a result of severe acne. These acne cysts destroy skin tissue, leaving pits on the surface of the skin. Our SkinMedica Vitalize Peel and SkinMedica Rejuvenize Peel treat a range of mild to severe scarring and address the skin tone unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring.
Another treatment for acne scarring is a non-ablative technique called Microneedling, which breaks down old scar tissues using a series of controlled micro-injuries. These injuries initiate your body’s own natural healing process to create new collagen and elastin fibers, which results in smoother skin.