Acne is a common skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest and back. It can develop as a result of skin pores becoming clogged with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. While most acne occurs during puberty, it can resurface at any time, especially when the body is experiencing hormonal changes (menstruation, pregnancy, etc.). Although more common in adolescent patients, this skin condition can affect all ages. Of importance is to combat acne at the outset so as to reduce the incidence of future acne scarring.
The treatment of acne can present challenges due to the variations in severity. At Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, we have developed highly effective treatment regimens to treat mild, moderate, or severe acne. Our goal is to develop a treatment plan for each patient as an individual.
Commonly Asked Questions about Acne
What Can Be the Lasting Effects of Acne?
Many times, once acne is treated, it can leave visible discolorations or scars on the skin. Scarring can occur as a result of damage to the skin. Discolorations can occur due to the same damage that results in visible melanin deposits under the skin. Both of these issues can be effectively treated with consistent results.
Why Are Medical Grade Treatments Important?
Oftentimes the simplest form of treatment is in prevention and early intervention. Our aestheticians believe that early extraction and drainage should be the mainstay of treatment. These treatments are really aimed at not only removing the bacteria and hydrating the skin, but most importantly to balancing the pH of the skin. A medical grade facial will leave the skin feeling clean, clear and moisturized. Our team of Medical Aestheticians are experts in medical grade treatments of the skin.
How can Chemical Peels help with Acne?
At Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, we specialize in different modalities for the treatment of acne and have found chemical peeling to be one of the most effective and safe treatments for acne.
The rationale behind utilizing a chemical peel for acne treatment is that using a strong solution on the skin will penetrate deeply into the dermis (where the bacteria reside and where the damage to the skin is occurring). The peel will cause a sloughing of the skin to gently remove only the skin that is damaged. This will result in the un-clogging of pores and the reduction of surface acne.