Ways to Treat Acne
Published on February 10, 2020
By Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of Acadiana
If you’ve ever suffered from acne, then you know all too well how it can impact your life. Not only can it be a source of embarrassment, but oftentimes, acne is uncomfortable and even painful. Not to mention, acne may heal, but leave behind unsightly scars. Fortunately, there are ways to treat acne that vary in scope, and based on the needs of the patient.
At our office, we provide a variety of services to help relieve scarring and blemishes associated with acne. A thorough consultation will help identify which service is right for you.
MicroPeel is a three-part treatment in which the skin is manually exfoliated combined with chemical exfoliation and cryogenic therapy. Not only does this method gently exfoliate the skin, but it also works to hydrate it simultaneously. Individuals who suffer from acne may find some relief with this type of skin care treatment.
This type of chemical peel is suitable for all skin types. Not only can it work to reduce the size of your pores, but it can also clear up existing acne while reducing the appearance of acne scars. It is a peel, so there is a bit of a recovery time expected in which the skin may be red and tender.
Dermaplaning is a cosmetic treatment in which the top layer of skin is “shaved” off. It is considered a non-invasive exfoliating technique that is completed in thirty minutes. Usually, individuals require monthly treatment in order to maintain results. Not only can it make skin look fresh and vibrant, but it can also reduce acne scars.
Microdermabrasion is a resurfacing treatment that exfoliates the top layer of skin while promoting collagen production. This type of procedure may be ideal for deep acne scars. It may also make it easier for the skin to absorb topical creams and lotions intended for acne treatment. This is a painless procedure that many people elect to add to their regular beauty routine.
Which Treatment is Right for You?
There are a variety of factors that will go into deciding which treatment is right for you. Your current skin type and condition will play a role in determining which treatment will give you the best results. Cost may be another consideration as each treatment varies a bit in price. Additionally, your availability for recovery time and longevity of results may also be a factor to consider. Of course, results will vary from one patient to the next, but we are dedicated to providing the very best service to each person that we see.
Acne can certainly have an impact on your appearance and self-esteem. However, there are treatments that can help reduce outbreaks and take care of pesky acne scars. If this sounds like you, then we would love to chat. Please contact our office in Lafayette, LA to learn more about our services and to schedule your first consultation with us. We look forward to helping you get the skin that you’ve always wanted!