Everything You Need To Know About Acne Treatment
Acne can be a stubborn problem that people of all ages deal with. While many people only associate embarrassing acne with adolescence, the fact remains that acne can adversely affect anyone. If you are having trouble getting your breakouts under control with acne-fighting cleansers and at-home care, it might be time to talk to our team here at CareLifeStyle Medical Aesthetics, chief medical officer Dr. Syed Ashraf along with medical aestheticians Dr. Fatima Aziz and Glenda Thomas, DNP. Read on to find out how we can help you!
Different Acne Treatments
Before deciding the best course of action, we will first need to examine your skin and determine the cause of your acne. This information will help us decide the most effective treatment option or options for you. In some cases, when nonprescription acne products aren’t helping, your physician at Carelife Style will simply prescribe a stronger medication. This can often reduce the frequency and severity of your acne breakouts as well as lessen the risk for scarring and long-term skin damage.
Common topical acne medications include:
- Salicylic acid or azelaic acid
For women dealing with hormonal-related acne, certain oral contraceptives can also be prescribed to reduce the severity of your acne breakouts. As with any medication, it can take a couple of months to see the results you are looking for, so it’s important to be patient when it comes to starting a new acne treatment. There are no overnight fixes, but our medical aestheticians will work with you to make sure that we find the right solution for treating your acne.
Laser Acne Treatment
Here at CareLifeStyle Medical Aesthetics, we also offer the laser Genesis system on the excel-v platform, which can reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and other imperfections, as well as smooth away superficial acne scars and shrink enlarged pores. It works by killing acne-causing bacteria on and under the skin in order to eliminate acne scars on the face, neck, and chest.
Treatment requires multiple sessions spaced about a month apart. Patients dealing with more severe acne problems may require up to six treatment sessions, and each laser Genesis session takes about 30 minutes.
Another treatment option is the Pearl Fractional Laser with the XEO laser platform. It works to prevent acne by counteracting the overactive sebaceous glands, which can clog up skin pores when it produces an excess amount of oil. This treatment also works by stimulating your body's healing process and is used to treat acne scars.
If you want to find out what acne treatment options are available to you in Fairfax, VA, then call CareLifeStyle Medical Aesthetics at (703) 854-1298.