acne treatments

Acne can happen at any age

There is no need to be ashamed of your breakouts. The Center for Cosmetic Dermatology offers consultations and exceptional products that will give you the skin you desire. If you are looking for even  more skin education, review Skin 101 to learn how to care for your skin.

Acne 101 – what causes it and why do I have it?

Acne involves the sebaceous glands of our skin and affects both adolescents and adults. Hormonal changes, stress, and other factors can cause the glands to produce excessive oil to help keep our skin from drying out. This results in a build-up of dead skin cells and bacteria that become trapped in the pore. The visible outcome is acne.

Fortunately, the Center for Cosmetic Dermatology has treatments specifically designed for patients suffering from acne. Treatment options include changes in a patient’s skin care regime, specialized peels/facials and light treatments.

Acne Treatments

Aesthetic acne peels are designed to help exfoliate the skin and clear acne lesions. After carefully cleansing and preparing the skin, the aestheticians may also “extract” areas of the skin to aid in the resolution of the acne breakouts. Following our acne peels, a serum and mask is applied to calm the skin and speed the healing process. In conjunction with a solid skin care regime to help maintain and control the acne, treatments are best administered 4 – 6 weeks apart.

Specific peels for acne treatments include the following:

Clean and Clear Acne Peel

This peel is recommended for our younger patients who are experiencing mild acne in isolated facial areas. The treatment includes enzymes to encourage exfoliation along with spot extractions.

Rx Acne Peel

The Rx Acne Peel is designed for moderate to severe acne lesions. It also includes the appropriate acids for exfoliation and extractions as needed.

Customized Acne Peels

The Center for Cosmetic Dermatology offers several specialized peels to address acne for a wide age range of patients. Our aestheticians will evaluate a patient’s condition and make the best recommendation. Additionally, one of our customized peel lines features a home care regime to support the outcome of this treatment.

Photodynamic Acne Therapy

This combination therapy begins with a thorough cleansing followed by the application of levulanic acid. The acid is allowed to incubate on the skin for one hour and is then activated by pure blue light. This helps to destroy acnes bacteria and reduce or destroy overactive oil glands. Photodynamic Acne Therapy is administered in a series of three of more treatments.