Acne Treatments Parkland
Acne is the term for plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the upper arms.
Most teenagers will have a bout of acne ranging from extremely mild to severely disfiguring acne. However, many age groups can get acne even those in middle age. While it is not a life threatening condition, acne can cause both psychological and physical scarring. When severe, acne can lead to serious and deep scarring. Even some mild cases can lead to scarring.*
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. There are three forms of acne: inflammatory, comedonal, and cystic; and they may present on the face, neck, chest, shoulders or back. Commonly, acne patients have a combination of the three types. To varying degrees, the three types of acne are related to the over-production of sebum (oil), the plugging of hair follicles or pores with sebum and keratinocytes (dead skin cells), and sometimes P acnes (bacteria). At Natura Medspa & Laser Center, we strive to personalize your acne regimen to expedite clearing and to minimize scarring and unwanted pigmentation.
At our practice, acne treatments are customized to each individual’s unique skin care needs. We offer the full range of advanced options designed to treat existing acne, as well as prevent future breakouts and maintain healthy skin. These include:
- Topical medications – Retinoids such as Retin-A® help speed up cell turnover to aid with blocked pores. Prescription formulas of benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid can help diminish excess oil and bacteria, and topical antibiotics such as clindamycin or erythromycin can be used to inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria.*
- Photodynamic therapy – PDT is a promising option for those with moderate to severe acne that does not respond to other treatments. This system applies laser energy to skin that has been treated with a photosensitizing agent, and shrinks the oil-producing glands, kills bacteria, and helps with exfoliation. This treatment is typically performed in a series of 3 to 5 treatments performed at 2 to 4 week intervals.*
- Light chemical peels – Glycolic or salicylic acid peels rapidly exfoliate dead skin cells and reduce excess oil, both of which help with clogged pores. This treatment can also improve overall skin texture and mild acne scarring or discoloration.*
With the variety of acne treatments and combination therapies available to manage acne, there is no reason to suffer with this disorder. To explore your acne treatment options, contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation at 954-753-4492.
*Individual results will vary in each patient. Please visit us or schedule your consultation so we can better assist you.