Sometimes drugstore products just won’t cut it. If you suffer from acne, you know what it’s like to scan the shelves of the drugstore, analyzing the skin care products and hoping that one of the cleansers or creams or masks will finally eliminate your blemishes. Unfortunately, some pimples don’t respond to these basic remedies. If you’re looking for active acne treatments that are more powerful and effective than the products at your local Walgreens, you may need to visit a laser and skin care clinic instead.
Active Acne Treatments
Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliating technique that utilizes a diamond tip wand. Although it is most commonly used to rejuvenate the skin, it is also a valuable acne treatment because it removes excess oils, bacteria, and black heads. Removing the top layer of skin and promoting the growth of healthy new skin, microdermabrasion can produce a clearer and smoother complexion. In the process, it can also reduce wrinkles, sun damage, and scars.
A type of microdermabrasion, DermaSweep MD also gently exfoliates the skin. However, it uses a vacuum to lightly suck away dead skin cells and clean out your pores. DermaSweep also stimulates blood flow and encourages collagen growth, firming and toning your skin as it eliminates acne.
A chemical peel isn’t as gentle as microdermabrasion, though treatments range in strength from mild to deep cleaning (your skin care technician can help you decide which strength to get based on your skin type and goals). As you might have guessed, chemicals are used to peel away the very outer layer of your skin. The exfoliation will reveal healthier, fresher, glowing skin and, hopefully, it will unclog your pores and reduce your acne.
Blu-U Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator increases the oxygen in the skin, killing the bacteria that can cause acne. Over ten years ago, in 2003, the FDA approved Blu-U for the treatment of moderate inflammatory acne vulgarism. The non-invasive, pain-free treatments are simple (20 minutes, twice a week, for two to four weeks), and no downtime is required.
A laser treatment, SRA can treat a variety of skin care concerns, including skin damage, discoloration, and stubborn acne. Using light energy, it can destroy bacteria and reduce excessive oil production. The procedure is quick, though it will need to be repeated multiple times for great results.
Isōlaz eliminates acne by vacuuming away dirt, dead skin cells, and excess oil, and then employing a laser to emit a broadband light, which destroys acne-causing bacteria. Following the painless procedure, your skin will feel clean and refreshed. Plus, studies show that 85% of patients have clearer skin following Isōlaz treatments.
Before you try antibiotics or drugs that can disrupt your body’s natural chemistry, why not give one of these laser or skin care treatments a try? Choose the treatment that sounds most promising to you, and contact DermaHealth Laser & Skin Care Clinic if you live in southwest Missouri. We offer all of the treatments listed above, and we can help you decide which method best fits your troubled skin. Plus, we can also soften or erase your acne scars using CO2RE™, Sublative Rejuvenation™, or Fractora™. Simply give us a call at 417-447-7777 or schedule a free consultation online. We look forward to hearing from you!