Patients can develop acne at any age, even in midlife, and our medical experts understand the importance of treating acne and acne scarring, as these conditions can have an adverse effect on self-esteem. At Skin Spectrum, we offer many combinations of effective treatments, including prescription and non-prescription medications and supplements, chemical peels, microneedling, and light and laser procedures. Additionally, we educate our patients on the link between diet and acne, guiding them to avoid foods that are known to cause inflammation. With compliance, most patients notice a significant improvement, and they are truly excited about the transformation to clear, healthy skin.
Your Treatment Options:
A TOPICAL REGIMEN is key in the successful treatment of acne. In milder cases, a topical program may be all that is needed, while in more severe cases, it augments other therapies. Our dermatology specialists will recommend a combination of prescription and medical grade products, tailored to the severity of the acne and any associated scarring.
DIETARY CHANGES can calm inflammation and reduce the amount of congestion and active acne on the skin.
MICRODERMABRASION combines cleansing with extractions, exfoliation, and hydration to improve acne and the discoloration resulting from it. It can also increase the efficacy of other acne treatments by preparing the skin.
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 for smoother, healthier-looking skin.
EXCEL® V LASER reduces the appearance of redness from acne and acne scars, with minimal downtime. It is excellent in combination with other laser treatment modalities to improve the overall tone and texture of the skin.
INTENSE PULSED LIGHT (IPL) can decrease redness, active acne, rosacea, and scar tissue. IPL reverses photodamage caused by the sun, lifting brown pigment, diminishing redness, lessening the appearance of pores, and tightening the skin.
RESURFX™ LASER is a powerful fractionated non-ablative laser treatment that improves the appearance of acne scarring by stimulating the production of collagen, which gradually smooths the skin.
SPECTRA™ LASER treats both acne and acne scars. It typically takes a few sessions to notice optimal results, but it requires no downtime. Spectra reduces redness, broken blood vessels, brown spots, pigmentation, and pore size, and provides global texture and tightening.
SKINPEN® MICRONEEDLING utilizes sterilized needle technology to create a local inflammatory reaction on the skin, promoting deeper collagen stimulation to reduce acne scarring, and improve overall skin tone and texture.
CHEMICAL PEELS treat active acne, prevent future breakouts, and help to reduce scar tissue. Peels provide gentle, gradual improvement by clearing pores and reducing oil production over a series of treatments. They also refresh the skin and enhance its overall appearance.
ACTIVEFX™ FRACTIONAL LASER addresses the color and texture changes of scar tissue, in addition to rejuvenating the entire treatment area. This skin-tightening laser is frequently referenced as the premier treatment for all types of scarring. Post-procedure healing may last one to two weeks.
DEEPFX™ FRACTIONAL LASER treatments effectively minimize the appearance of acne scars with laser pulses that penetrate the deeper layers of skin.
PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY (PDT) uses Levulan® + BLU-U® light to specifically target the acne organism. A topical photosensitizing medication is placed on the skin, followed by the BLU-U light treatment to facilitate the destruction of the organism. A few sessions may be necessary to clear the acne.