Acne is an unsightly skin condition that occurs when pores get clogged. It can develop anywhere on the body, but many people experience acne, ranging from mild to severe, on their faces. Common types of pimples include whiteheads, blackheads and cysts, all of which respond to different treatment strategies.
There are a number of factors that can cause acne. Acne is most common in teenagers aged 12 to 17. However, acne can affect people of all ages, making it quite common in adults as well. A genetic link can make some people more susceptible, but other common outbreak triggers include anxiety, stress, lack of hygiene and hormonal changes (during a woman’s menstrual cycle, for example).
Your treatment plan will vary depending on the severity of your acne. We carry a number of medical grade cleansers, toners, moisturizers, lotions and sunscreens available for purchase the same day and your dermatologist will tailor recommendations and treatment plans specifically to your skin.
With an acne treatment plan and one of our dermatologists in your corner, you can expect your skin to start improving within weeks. Results can vary on an individual basis, but we’ll use the latest technology and research in acne treatment to find a solution that works for you.
Even though your acne may be gone, you are sometimes left with an unpleasant reminder on your skin in the form of a scar. Acne scars can be just as damaging to the self-esteem as the pimples that caused them. We want to make sure you’re happy with your appearance so we also offer treatment options to help reduce scarring.
Acne Therapy Broadband Light (BBL™)
Has been proven helpful for active acne, lesions and pigmented acne scars. The shorter wavelengths of BBL™, in the blue-light spectrum, works by killing acne-causing bacteria and is also used to treat inflammatory acne that has not responded to other acne treatments. The number of treatments may vary depending upon the acne type and severity. Acne BBL is non-invasive with minimal discomfort. After treatment, some clients experience temporary redness and slight swelling.