Acne affects millions of people, many well beyond their teenage years. Acne is not caused by anything you do, but rather by genetic factors. In people with acne, hormones may stimulate the over-production of oil, causing skin pores to become clogged and inflamed. If left untreated, severe, persistent and stubborn acne can cause permanent skin scarring. Since every patient will respond differently to treatment, it’s important to have an experienced professional evaluate your acne and help you determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
Based on your specific condition, there are a variety of treatments that we offer to target acne problems. Photodynamic Therapy is one option that uses a medicated gel, which is activated by a low-intensity light. This treatment needs very little downtime, so you can expect approximately one to three days of recovery time *.
During the recovery period, limited exposure to the sun is recommended and a sunscreen will be required when outdoors. Photodynamic Therapy may require a series of treatments, depending upon your skin’s particular condition. We also offer ThermaScan™ Laser for deep cystic acne, Photo Rejuvenation (BBL) treatments, and medical-grade skin care products to treat existing acne. We will evaluate your skin and design a custom treatment plan for you.
Absolutely! The Sciton laser Profractional™ laser treatment is one of the best treatments for acne scars available today. The laser works by removing some of the damaged skin on the surface while, at the same time, stimulating the underlying collagen and elastin fibers (the skeleton of the skin). Over several weeks, the skin remodels itself significantly improving the acne scars. For best results, we recommend doing three treatments spaced about one month apart. However, you might notice significant improvements even after a single treatment.
Contact us for a free consultation to find out which acne treatment plan is right for you.