Acne Overview

Acne, also known as zits or pimples,  is a skin condition that occurs when your pores become clogged with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria which leads to inflammation. The increased hormones produced during puberty increase oil production and feed the process. Acne is a common condition, especially in teenagers, but can also affect middle-aged adults and babies. Approximately 80% of teenagers will be affected by acne and it can have a big impact on self image and confidence. 

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Acne Skincare

  • Use a gentle cleanser and wash your face and acne prone skin twice daily. Do NOT scrub your skin.

  • Be patient! There are not any products or medications that will work in a couple days or weeks. You must use your medications consistently for 2-3 months to see effects.

  • Do NOT spot treat! Instead, spread a thin layer of the acne medication evenly over your acne-prone skin to help prevent pimples from appearing.

  • Make sure your skin products and makeup are non-comedogenic (acne-forming). Do NOT sleep in your makeup.

  • Do NOT pop or squeeze your pimples!

Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors or providers to discuss your acne skincare and treatment options.

Acne Treatment

Acne isn’t generally a threat to your physical health, but it carries a big emotional burden. There is no single best treatment for acne, and usually a combinations of treatments are recommended. Our goals of treatment are to heal current acne, prevent future acne, and to treat residual scarring. Our board-certified dermatologist and providers will customize a treatment regimen for your skin type and acne severity. The treatments we prescribe include:

  • Professional cosmeceuticals and skincare products

  • Topical antibiotics and retinoids

  • Oral antibiotics

  • Hormonal therapies (birth control pills and spironolactone)

  • Isotretinoin (Accutane)

 

To improve your outcomes and maximize your medical treatments, there are some in-office procedures that can be performed. Read about each of them below.

Schedule a visit with one of our doctors or providers to discuss your acne treatment options.

SilkPeel

SilkPeel Dermalinfusion is a customizable, cosmetic treatment for rejuvenating skin and restoring a healthy feel and look. It uses a diamond-coated head to exfoliate the top layer of skin and suction to provide a deep cleanse and extract dirt and debris from your pores.   The serums infused into the skin are clinically formulated to provide brightening and hydration and a deep pore cleanse to help improve acne. The treatment has no downtime, in fact, your skin will feel immediately smoother and revitalized.  

Prices:

Face only: $125 (single treatment, $300 (package of 3)

Face & Neck: $150 (single treatment), $425 (package of 3)

IPL Acne Facial

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a safe, effective treatment that can improve active acne. Specific wavelengths of light are used that target and destroy acne-causing bacteria in the skin that can inflame sebaceous glands and contribute to breakouts. IPL treatments are quick and relatively painless.  Multiple treatments are required (minimum of 3), depending on the severity of the acne.

Price range: Single treatment $200-400, Triple Package $450-1050

*Have a free consultation or virtual visit with our aesthetician for a treatment plan & price estimate.

EXCEL: Laser Genesis

Laser Genesis is used for superficial skin revitalization and treating acne and acne scars. it is a quick treatment and has minimal to no downtime and is therefore sometimes called the "lunchtime laser facial." It helps to brighten the skin, improve complexion, and reduce pore size. Multiple treaments are required and performed every 2 - 4 weeks.

*Have a free consultation or virtual visit with our aesthetician for a treatment plan & price estimate.