Your Best Acne Treatment Options
Treating acne and acne scars is one of the most common reasons patients seek our help at DWH Health & Wellness Med Spa. Acne is not just a problem for teenagers. Many women, for example, are confounded to suffer breakouts when they’re going through menopause. The reality is, anyone can experience acne at any point in their lives. Fortunately, there are many safe and effective ways to treat acne at any age. Here are some acne treatment options:
Topical medications for mild cases of acne can be bought over the counter. More severe cases can be treated by medications prescribed by the dermatologist. Experts claim that the best OTC products contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, but it will take from one to two months before the user sees improvement.
Our skin care professionals offer non-invasive or minimally invasive techniques to combat acne.
Microdermabrasion is where the skin is exfoliated using a stream of crystals. Exfoliation removes the top layer of dead skin cells and stimulates the body to produce fresh, new skin cells. This unclogs pores and helps defeat acne.
Microneeling uses tiny needles that pierce the skin and prompt the body to produce layers of collagen and reduce the appearance of acne scars. The patient is given a topical anesthetic about half an hour before the procedure. Afterwards, they will need to apply a powerful sunscreen and stay out of the sun for a time.
High Frequency Treatment
With high frequency treatment, the skin is treated with an electrical current that supports circulation and the creation of collagen. This helps remove acne and tighten pores.
Fractional laser targets small areas of skin and softens the look of acne scars, whether they’re old or new. Because fractional lasers are so precise, they can target the damaged area without injuring surrounding, healthy skin.
Our professonals also use IPL or photofacials to even out skin tone that’s become uneven due to breakouts. The energy from the light forces the unwelcome pigmentation to the top layer of the skin. Once there, it can slough off with the dead skin cells.
Acne is caused when dirt, debris, and skin oils clog pores, so the best acne treatment is to make sure breakouts don’t happen. A person who is acne prone should wash their face at least twice a day and avoid the harsh cleansers that can inflame their skin. This includes many types of soap. The best soap to use is glycerin-based. Use the soap with lukewarm water, pat the skin dry as opposed to rubbing it then use a toner. Follow the toner with a moisturizer applied before going to bed. Make sure to use a water as opposed to oil-based moisturizer that doesn’t clog the pores.
Putting on a clay mask every few weeks also tones the skin and removes impurities. The best materials for a mask are green clay, bentonite or kaolin.
Anyone who wants acne treatment shouldn’t hesitate to set up a consultation with our professionals at DWH Health & Wellness Med Spa. The number here is 804 447-2303.