Acne Treatments

Acne occurs in most teenagers and may continue into adulthood.  People visit a dermatologist more often for acne than for any other skin condition.  Whiteheads, blackheads, and other acne lesions are due to clogged skin pores, most frequently on your face, neck, chest, arms, or back. Bacteria are often involved, leading to redness, inflammation, and the formation of nodules or cysts, which can lead to scars.

How acne is treated depends on how severe it is. One option for mild to moderate cases would be, medicine applied topically onto your skin, taken by mouth, or both. Another option would be, Advanced Dermatology’s Clear Pore Facial which contains ingredients that help your skin become healthy more quickly. Chemical peels and hydrodermabrasion like the DERMALINFUSION® (Formerly known as SilkPeel™) improve skin tone, texture, and radiance as well as treat acne. When acne is more severe, oral Accutane may be prescribed.

Try the PerkTM Hydrafacial treatment for face and lips at skinfo® to treat, heal, and hydrate dry skin and chapped lips.

Although beneficial, medications have side effects too.  Some may irritate your skin or cause an upset stomach.  Medications vary in their effectiveness and have to be taken for an extended period of time for improvement to become noticeable.

Procedural treatments are appropriate for people who are dissatisfied with skin medications and want other alternatives. These procedures use light to kill bacteria, reduce inflammation, and reduce clogging in pores. Advanced Dermatology’s state-of-the-art procedures include Omnilux, Isolaz, and Photodynamic Therapy.  They may be used alone or in combination with medications.

 Areas of Treatment Include:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Back

Treatments: Acne Facials, Chemical Peels, Isolaz, Omnilux, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) with Levulan, DERMALINFUSION®