Acne can really leave its mark on your skin long after the blemish has disappeared. Fortunately, there are safe and effective treatments available to help lessen the redness and scars that acne can leave behind. Available treatments can help reduce raised scars and diminish scars that are depressed into the skin. Acne is a very common skin condition that can affect anyone including teens and adults. At True Med Spa in Scottsdale, we use Dr. Zein Obagi’s ZO Skin Health line of skin care products to help manage acne at home. The acne formulated products help control surface oils by decreasing sebum production and prevent future breakouts. These products, while strong enough to fight acne, also leave the skin hydrated, which helps minimize redness and irritation that often occur when acne breakouts.
Common Acne Treatment Mistakes
Many people who suffer from acne suffer alone, thinking that the acne will improve. People make many mistakes in treating acne including using harsh skin abrasives, exfoliating treatments, and even popping and picking pimples. Be gentle with your face. Acne is not caused by dirt; it is caused by bacteria from excess oils. Gentle cleansing in the morning and in the evening is sufficient for healthy and clean skin. Do not over scrub and never pick your blemishes! Popping and picking will cause scarring and more redness. As a rule of thumb, always keep your hands off your face – hands are covered in bacteria.
Sometimes you need professional medical intervention to see an improvement in your acne. Acne can be an difficult and embarrassing skin condition, but there is hope for acne sufferers.
Acne Treatment in Downtown Scottsdale
True Med Spa in Downtown Scottsdale works with acne patients in their teens, 20s, and adult years to create a customized and personalized skin care regimen that will fight to banish acne and treat acne scarring and redness.
Acne facials are an effective way to treat active acne breakouts in order to prevent scarring and redness. The Acne Hydrafacial MD at True Med Spa is the newest advance in non-laser, non-invasive skin resurfacing. This facial is the only hydra-dermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection. With an Acne Hydrafacial MD, your skin is left looking and feeling clearer, soothed, and moisturized.
Another effective treatment for both acne and acne scars is the IPL Acne PhotoFacial. The IPL Acne facial available at True Med Spa destroys the most common bacteria that cause acne. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is one of the safest FDA approved acne treatments available for any skin type. We find that people typically have the best results using a combination of the Acne Hydrafacial and the Acne PhotoFacial.**
Acne Scar Treatment
When scars have set in and redness is a bit more stubborn, you need more than acne treatment; you need to fix the redness and scars. The iPixel™ Acne Scar Treatment is an effective way to reduce the appearance of red marks and scars that acne leaves behind. This acne scar treatment works by stimulating the collagen to grow without taking off a layer of skin like other treatments may do. The treatment is done in a series of 3 sessions over a period of 3-4 months. Many patients see results within 14 days of treatment.**
Regardless of what you may be suffering from, it is important to remember that you’re not alone. Contact us to request an appointment and see how True Med Spa can help your acne and acne scars.