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Acne can persist for a lifetime. For many of us, it may begin in midlife. At Skin Spectrum, our medical providers evaluate teenage and adult acne every day. We offer many combinations of effective treatments that may include prescription and non-prescription medications and supplements, chemical peels, micropen, and light and laser acne treatments in our Tucson, Arizona practice. Acne scar treatment is also a frequent priority with our patients.

At Skin Spectrum we are leaders and innovators in skin rejuvenation and are dedicated to enhancing the health and appearance of your skin. For your comprehensive facial assessment, request a cosmetic consultation online or call (520) 797-8885.

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Your Treatment Options

We offer comprehensive acne treatment for clear, healthy, and more attractive skin. Your personal treatment plan always begins with optimizing the topical program you use and internal health management. The procedures we offer include one or more of the following options:

Laser Genesis treatments have been proven through scientific research to reduce the appearance of both superficial and deep scars. Acne scars cannot stand up to the restorative effects of Laser Genesis, allowing you to gain smoother, healthier-looking skin.

Excel V™ laser treatments offer versatility for correction of a wide range of undesirable cosmetic skin conditions, including acne scars. Renew your skin and experience a new level of confidence.

Topical medications are key in the successful treatment of acne. In milder cases of acne, a topical program may be all that is needed, while in more severe cases, it augments other therapies. The topical regimen of prescription and medical grade products is tailored to your skin type and the severity of acne and scarring.

Oral treatments, used in combination with an effective topical program, are often utilized to clear up acne. Once the type of acne is evaluated, a variety of medically proven prescription products may be added. These products include oral supplements and antibiotics, hormonal management, anti-inflammatory agents, isotretinoin (formerly Accutane®), and dietary strategies.

Microdermabrasion improves acne, the discoloration from acne, and acne scars by gently exfoliating the skin. It can also increase the effectiveness of other acne treatments by priming the skin.

Microneedling can soften and reduce the appearance of acne scars through increased collagen production.

Chemical peels treat active acne, prevent future breakouts, and help with reducing scar tissue. The peels provide gentle, gradual improvement of acne by clearing pores and reducing oil production over a series of treatments. Peels also refresh the skin and enhance its overall appearance.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can help with redness, active acne, rosacea, and scar tissue. IPL is known for reversing the photodamage caused by the sun by lifting brown pigment, diminishing redness, helping lessen pore size, and tightening the skin.

Spectra VRM III™ laser has not only been shown to treat acne but can also help with acne scars. It typically takes a few treatments to see the best results. This no downtime procedure also helps with redness, broken blood vessels, brown spots and pigmentation, pore size, and global texture and tightening.

UltraPulse ActiveFX™ fractional laser and MaxFX™ laser is an optimal treatment for acne scarring. This laser helps with the color changes and texture changes of scar tissue in addition to rejuvenating the entire treatment area. This laser tightens skin and frequently is referenced as the premier treatment for all types of scarring. There may be 1 to 2 weeks of healing time involved.

DeepFX™ fractional laser treatments effectively minimize the appearance of acne scars with laser pulses that penetrate the deeper layers of skin.

PDT, or photodynamic therapy, using Levulan® or BLU-U® light specifically targets the acne organism. A topical photosensitizing medication is placed on the skin and then the BLU-U light treatment facilities the destruction of the organism. A few sessions may be necessary for clearing the acne.

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