For patients under 30, three factors generally contribute to chronic acne: excess oil production, bacterial overgrowth and pore obstruction. Untreated acne can leave permanent scars or discoloration on the face and body.
Topical therapy is the first line of defense against acne for most patients, and often works to control symptoms without further treatment. Some patients find that they need to try a few different types of topical medication and before they decide what their skin responds to best. At the Center for Aesthetics, we help you navigate this process and find the optimal treatment that fits your skin.
Oral therapy may be necessary if topical therapy alone is fails to adequately control your acne, or if you have persistent back or neck acne which makes topical medication difficult to use consistently.
HyrdaFacials are effective, gentle acne treatments that cleanse and extract debris and oil from the pores while infusing the skin with salicylic acid, which can help control breakouts. Hydrafacials are comfortable, with no downtime, and provide immediate results for the appearance of your skin.
Laser Therapy often results in drastic clearing of acne for many patients. The Center for Aesthetics uses both Cutera Lasergenesis as well as Aerolase treatments to treat and control acne. Both lasers typically have no downtime, and are reasonably comfortable. Although insurance generally does not cover these treatments, many patients choose to use Laser Therapy to at the start of their treatment plan to gain control of their acne. Over the long term, the goal is to transition toward managing acne with topical treatments while relying less on laser treatments.