Although acne is usually thought of as a condition that troubles teenagers, it can persist or even begin in the adult years as well. At Skin Spectrum, our nationally recognized dermatologists and staff can offer you the most effective solutions for treating active acne in Tucson, Arizona. We also offer several options for treatment of new and old acne scars to help you reverse the redness, discoloration, and scarring that acne can leave behind.
What treatments are available for active acne?
When treating active acne, we always begin with topical treatments because they are the least invasive and most affordable. As a dermatology practice, we can offer you both prescription products and non-prescription, medical-grade products. We also make diet and supplement recommendations to help manage acne internally. Depending on how severe your acne is, we can also prescribe oral medications, such as antibiotics, hormones, anti-inflammatory agents, and Accutane®.
We offer several proven high-tech treatments for active acne as well. Photodynamic therapy, also known as PDT or Levulan® BLU-U® light therapy, and the Spectra™ laser treat acne by killing acne-causing bacteria, and helping shrink oil glands. These treatments both even out the red and brown skin discoloration, while lessening oils and pore size. Both of these therapeutic options fade acne scars by removing the outer layer of skin cells and encouraging the growth of fresh, even skin. The Spectra laser has no healing or recovery time whereas PDT generally produces 2 – 3 days of peeling.
What can be done to treat acne scars?
Once active acne is suppressed, we provide effective treatments for acne scar removal for Tucson area clients. These treatments help to shed the outer layer of damaged skin cells and encourage collagen growth to plump out the skin. The following treatments can soften or erase acne scars as well as the associated redness:
- – Microdermabrasion
- – Eclipse MicroPen
- – Chemical Peels
- – ActiveFX™ fractional laser
- – MaxFX™ laser resurfacing
- – Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
- – SPECTRA LASER
- – Fillers and Volumizers
* Individual results may vary.
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