The most common skin condition in the United States, acne affects more than 50 million Americans every year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association. And the condition causes physical as well as emotional symptoms.
While topical and oral medications typically form the mainstay of treatment for most people, in-office therapies can help, too, either on their own or in combination with other therapies. Because acne’s triggers and symptoms can change over time, having more therapy options means your treatment plan can stay flexible, changing with your unique needs.
With locations in Arcadia, Miami, Bradenton, Homestead, Sarasota, Venice, Longboat Key, Bradenton, and Northport, Florida, and Midwest City, Oklahoma, Luminary Dermatology is a leading provider of acne treatments optimized for real results based on each patient’s unique needs.
In this post, our team reviews four of the in-office treatments we offer to help patients reduce breakouts and enjoy clearer, healthier skin.
Chemical peels use special chemical formulations to gently loosen the top layers of skin, allowing those layers to slough off and reveal healthier skin beneath. Many people think chemical peels are only used for anti-aging treatments. While they can definitely be effective in reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, they’re also great at clearing pores and helping keep breakouts at bay.
Our team offers an array of chemical peels, including peels designed specifically for acne-prone skin. These peels promote skin turnover to help unclog pores, get rid of toxins and bacteria, and reduce inflammation associated with blemishes. Regular peels can play an important role in managing breakouts and even helping topical medicines work more effectively.
Microneedling is another popular treatment that’s often used to battle lines, wrinkles, and collagen loss associated with aging. But it can also be effective in reducing acne scars and managing the redness and uneven tone that often plague acne-prone skin.
Microneedling uses a device studded with tiny needles. When passed over your skin, the device creates a series of tiny “microinjuries” that promote skin turnover and collagen development. Over time, new collagen fibers replace tissue that was damaged by scarring and discoloration, resulting in a smoother, healthier-looking complexion.
Acne happens when bacteria trapped in your skin’s pores begin multiplying rapidly, triggering inflammation and infection that leads to blemishes. BBL therapy uses pulses of broadband light to target the bacteria that cause acne breakouts.
Specifically, BBL uses different wavelengths of light to destroy germs inside your pores while reducing inflammation and promoting natural healing. Used regularly, BBL can help manage existing blemishes and discoloration while also preventing future breakouts.
Facials are a great way to keep your skin healthy and glowing even if you don’t have acne. But if you do suffer from breakouts, making facials part of your regular routine can help keep your skin clear and support the rest of your skin care regimen.
Facials geared for acne-prone skin help clear pores of excess oil, debris, and bacteria, reducing current and future breakouts. Plus, because they use products designed specifically for people with acne, regular facials can help smooth and soften your skin while helping keep inflammation and scarring at bay.
In-office acne treatments play vital roles in reducing breakouts and keeping your skin healthy and clear. To learn how we can develop an acne management plan just for you, book an appointment online or by phone with our team at Luminary Dermatology today.