Treatments for Acne
Acne is strongly influenced by hormones and since our hormone levels change many times throughout our lives, there is no way of curing acne completely. The good news is that acne is treatable and manageable. The following are the most effective acne treatment options available:
Blue Light therapy Blue light therapy is a unique n treatment that successfully eliminates bacteria from the oil glands helping to reduce inflammation and improve the skin's texture and tone. Blue Light therapy is a safe and effective treatment for mild to moderate acne and has little to no side effects.
Chemical peels Chemical peels have recently been used to treat acne and primarily acne scars. Chemical peels work to remove the damaged surface layer of the skin to make way for new, healthy skin to emerge. The process helps to smooth away blemishes and create a revitalized appearance.
Microdermabrasion Microdermabrasion is a light exfoliating treatment that uses aluminum oxide-crystals to remove dead skin cells that are responsible for clogging pores. The process can help to reduce acne lesions and improve the texture and tone of the skin. Microdermabrasion is safe for all skin types and requires little to no downtime.
Pulsed-dye Laser The pulsed-dye laser combines photosensitizing medication called aminolevulinic acid with laser and light technology. The pulsed-dye laser targets acne from deep within the skin to remove excess oil and acne bacteria. Acne can be greatly improved with just a few session, and in some cases, completely cleared.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) This treatment is similar to the pulsed-dye laser in that it combines a photosensitizer medication with a specialized light source. The first part of the treatment involves letting the medication absorb into the skin for several minutes. Your practitioner will then activate the photosensitizer with the light source, targeting the oil glands, which in turn helps to reduce acne. Each of these treatments provides a different degree of improvement to your skin based on the degree of your acne and your skin type. You treatment provider will do a careful analysis of your skin to determine which acne treatment is best suited to your needs and skin care goals.