Acne is a terribly common ailment, affecting millions of Americans each year. Despite how common the condition is, acne can affect a person’s self-confidence, self-esteem, and emotional and mental well-being. One of the biggest issues with acne is that the negative effects do not immediately end once a zit has cleared up. Cystic acne and other acne-related conditions can leave lasting scarring, which can last weeks, months or years. Many people have turned to acne skin rejuvenation to address the scars left behind by acne. Our dermatologist can assess the condition on your skin and make a recommendation for treatment. There are a variety of approaches we can take toward treating your skin:
LED therapy with red, blue or infrared light
This treatment shines focused rays of LED light through the layers of skin in your problem areas. The light kills some of the bacteria that is lingering beneath the skin and causing acne.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
This treatment addresses overactive sebaceous (oil) glands and works to change the chemical makeup of the cells in these glands. Many patients have found quality, positive results after undergoing this acne skin rejuvenation treatment.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL treatments work for any variety of acne, but they’re especially helpful for cystic acne, which is deeply embedded under the skin. Focusing on these deeper skin layers, IPL leaves the upper layers of skin unaffected, which means that it has a different affect than regular over-the-counter acne creams and soaps.
Chemical peels and acne-clearing facials
Chemical peels offer another effective form of acne skin rejuvenation. The process involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate it and removing it after some time.
Laser skin resurfacing
This treatment is aimed at those who want to treat and remove acne scarring permanently and effectively.
No matter the approach you and our dermatologist decide to take, you will begin your road towards greater well-being the minute you decide to take an active role in the health of your skin. Don’t be fooled – healthy and vibrant skin is possible for you. With the variety of acne skin rejuvenation approaches out there, we will be able to help you find the right one for your needs. Contact us at Dundee Dermatology in West Dundee, IL to schedule your initial consultation!