Blog Dealing With Acne? Here’s What to Know About Acne Treatments
Acne is not only embarrassing but can also be quite unbearable and may leave behind long-lasting marks or discoloration. Without proper treatment, acne has the potential to become chronic.
If you’re looking to clear up current acne breakouts, prevent future breakouts, or reduce scarring and discoloration, several treatment options are available.
Acne Treatment Options
Thanks to the latest advances in technology, there are now several options for people wanting to treat their acne. Here are some of our favorites:
- Medical Grade HydraFacial MD: The HydraFacial MD regimen is fantastic for exfoliating, extracting, and clearing up congested pores, leaving you with glowing, hydrated, and nourished skin.
- Laser Therapy: Laser technology can be used to target scarring, discoloration, and bacteria that cause acne.
- Vivace Microneedling RF: This treatment, also known to tighten, lift and reduce wrinkles and fine lines, can be fantastic for treating acne scarring. The micro-injuries caused by the micro-needling stimulate collagen growth to fill in scarring: ice pick scars, rolling scars, box car scars, or atrophic scarring can all be reduced with this treatment.
- Chemical Peels: Chemical peels are used to resurface and regenerate skin to improve the tone and texture of the skin and reduce discoloration and acne scarring.
During your free consultation at Evolution MedSpa, you’ll meet with one of our licensed estheticians to discuss your options.
Who is a Good Candidate for Acne Treatments
Whether you suffer from acne, regular breakouts, or uncomplicated blemishes, acne treatment can improve your skin’s appearance. For more serious cases of moderate to severe acne and inflammation, professional dermatological treatment may be necessary to reduce the visibility of scars and prevent future flare-ups.
Also, if you have oily skin that is vulnerable to clogged pores easily, recurring treatments will help maintain a clear complexion with great health benefits.
Who Should Not Get Acne Treatments
While various acne treatments are available, it is critical to understand which ones should be avoided by certain individuals. If you are pregnant or nursing, you can’t use specific topical medications or treatments containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
People with sensitive skin should be especially careful when selecting products, as powerful active ingredients may cause further irritation and inflammation to their delicate skin.
The Acne Treatment Process
Creating a tailored treatment plan is an important step in the acne treatment process. Your doctor or dermatologist will assess your skin type and severity of acne before recommending the best course of action for you. During this stage, it’s also important to discuss any potential side effects that could arise from certain treatments so that they can be avoided if necessary.
Depending on what type of regimen has been recommended for you, these sessions could occur anywhere from once per week to every three months, depending on how well your skin responds after each one.
At Evolution Med Spa in Commack, NY, we are dedicated to providing effective and safe treatments. Our expert team will collaborate with you on a tailored treatment plan to achieve your desired outcomes.