Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting 50 million Americans. Although the condition is typically thought of as affecting primarily teens, the condition can impact anyone at any age.
Luckily, you don’t need to suffer with it. Here are the top 4 ways to treat mild acne, severe acne, and every stage in between.
Acne is categorized by blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. It occurs when the hair follicle gets plugged with dead skin cells and a naturally produced oil called sebum. Sometimes, when bacteria are added to the equation, it causes inflammation leading to papules, pustules, and cysts.
One of the best ways to stay ahead of this is through prevention with medical-grade skincare. In addition to a cleanser that utilizes ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, glycerin, and salicylic acid, incorporating intentional products like retinol can help create a clearer complexion.
During June, we’re offering SkinCeuticals Retinol .5 and Blemish & Age Defense Serum for 20% off.*
Sometimes, skincare alone isn’t enough. That’s where alternative options come in. Oral medications offer relief for those with severe, stubborn acne. Oral medications reduce oil production and rely on antibiotic properties to kill the harmful bacteria, reducing inflammation and redness and allowing pores to clear.
They may take a few weeks or months to work, but once they do, they’re a great addition to a gentle skincare routine. During a consult, we’ll discuss if you’re a good candidate for oral medication, but typically those that experience active, visible, and chronic acne are eligible.
Chemical peels are a powerful outpatient procedure that has the ability to transform your skin — just plan for a little downtime and plenty of SPF following yours. The peel works by deeply exfoliating and removing (peeling) the outermost layer of skin, encouraging cell regeneration for smoother, clearer skin.
When it comes to acne, deep exfoliation removes dead skin cells and excess sebum to clear out existing blockage and reduce the appearance of active acne while also working to treat acne scars and prevent new breakouts. Chemical peels can feel intense, but they’re effective and safe, making them a great option for treating adult acne.
Whether you’re scared of needles or love them, their use in the medical aesthetics industry is transformative. Microneedling is a top-tier procedure that treats most skin concerns, including acne. The treatment works by injuring the skin to instigate cell signaling to create new collagen and elastin. Additionally, microneedling works to stop new acne from forming by reducing the production of sebum. The best defense is prevention!
During the month of June, we’re offering a special on microneedling you won’t want to miss: buy 2 microneedling treatments and receive a HydraFacial for FREE ($189 savings)!*
Whether you or a loved one is dealing with acne, you don’t have to do it alone. Give us a call, and let’s figure out a treatment plan tailored to you: (208) 888-0660.
*Offers expire 6/30/2023.