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What Are Effective Acne Treatments?

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Acne can be an extremely frustrating skin condition that wreaks havoc on one’s self esteem. Sadly an effective acne treatment can be difficult to find, with many cases acne can and often does persist long after the teenage years. The causes of acne vary from person to person but it is often thought to be causes by hormonal imbalances, certain foods, stress and other factors.

Acne consists of a group of inflamed clogged pores and is mainly found on the face, chest, back or buttocks regions of the body. Acne is considered a chronic inflammatory disorder of the sebaceous glands. Forms of acne differ from person to person, in mild to moderate cases you may experience black heads, white heads and enlarged painful red pores. In worst case scenarios nodules, cysts and abscesses can create painful breakouts that can lead to scarring if not treated properly.

Our medical spa offers Blue light BBL filter treatments as an effective acne treatment. We are confident that a series of treatments can put you on the path to clearer, brighter and acne free skin.

How does it work?

Our blue light therapy treatments work by targeting the bacteria that causes acne, it destroys the bacteria and allows the skin to heal more efficiently. Our medical aestheticians administer a series of laser acne treatments twice a week over the course of several weeks- this is dependent on the severity of your outbreak and your skin profile. Generally speaking a treatment course will last 4 weeks with each session lasting about 15 minutes.

Treatments are not considered painful most guests report a warm tingling feeling.

Immediately following treatment the skin may be pink or slightly red with some mild swelling and/or temporary tenderness along the jawline. We always offer our guests a complimentary Colorescience application so you never leave looking like you have had a treatment.

BBL acne phototherapy is an effective acne treatment that is utilized on mild to severe inflammatory and cystic acne. Our treatments are ideal for reducing the appearance of redness associated with acne.

Can Photofacial acne treatment be combined with other therapies?

Chronic acne often leaves scarring, pigmentation issues or cratering in the skin. We have found Microneedling to be one of the most effective treatments for acne scarring. The use of therapeutic laser medical microdermabrasion for acne scars has also been shown to over time reduce the appearance of scarring associated with acne.

Microneedling for Acne Scars

A Medical microneedling treatment using the DermaPen is an ideal treatment for reducing the look of acne scars. The DermaPen utilizes micro-sized sterile, ultra-fine, surgical strength needles to pierce the skin thus creating micro-injuries. These micro-injuries stimulate an increase in new collagen and elastin to rebuild the skin and prompt the growth of new healthy skin cells. This results in new healthier and smoother looking skin.

Depending on the severity and  condition of the skin the amount of treatments required may vary. We generally recommend a series of 5 treatments, to allow skin cell regeneration we suggest spacing treatments 6-8 weeks apart.

Microdermabrasion for Acne Scars

Microdermabrasion is a less intense yet still effective acne treatment and method of repairing the skin damage caused by cystic acne. Microdermabrasion works by removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, this signals the body to replace and repair these damaged cells, resulting in a smoother skin and improved pigmentation.   It is possible for laser spa medical microdermabrasion treatments to restore healthy looking skin with ongoing and consistent treatments. Always speak with one our skincare experts to determine what the best course of treatments is for you!

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