The hunt for an effective acne treatment can feel like a never-ending journey! Below we’ve mapped out three powerful acne therapy treatments that you should consider if you’re looking for a serious solution.
Laser or light therapy treatments effectively target and eliminate pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, acne nodules and acne cysts. Blue, red, and blue + red light devices are known as visible light because you can see the colors. Visible light is not effective at treating blackheads, whiteheads or cysts but can target pimples. Photodynamic therapy, exposes the skin to a different frequency of light. Before the treatment, a technician will apply a solution to the skin, making it more sensitive to light. Once the solution has settled, the technician will use a laser or light device to treat the skin. PDT therapy is renowned for treating severe acne and helping patients maintain clear skin for years.
Chemical peels are an excellent treatment for acne and can target deep layers of the skin if necessary. Superficial peels penetrate the surface layer of the skin, shedding cells on the skin’s surface. They’re the perfect solution for mild to moderate facial acne. Moderate peels offer a more permanent solution for acne and light scarring. These peels cause peeling of deeper layers of the skin, ultimately increasing the production of collagen, elastin, and other proteins. Deeper peels penetrate the lower layers of the skin and are most effective at treating acne scars. These peels use very strong acids and are treated similarly to plastic surgery.
Microdermabrasion uses tiny exfoliating crystals to improve acne scars, pox marks or scars from accidents or disease. During the procedure, the tiny crystals gently remove the outer layer of your skin. The procedure exfoliates and rejuvenates the skin, leaving your face softer and brighter.
At The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge, we offer a variety of treatments to target moderate to severe acne. Contact us today to book an appointment!