Acne Treatments Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert Arizona
Acne treatments traditionally included two main categories, topical or systemic.
Topical skin care treatments include alpha hydroxy acids, Benzoyl Peroxide, topical antibiotics, retinoids, and other cleansers, soaps, or astringents.
Systemic treatments include oral antibiotics, isotretinoin (Accutane), or hormonal therapies.
A combination of treatments is usually ascribed in order to target all four contributors. Treatments target the four main factors that contribute to acne – Comedogenesis, Sebum production, P. acnes (the bacteria), and inflammation.
We offer an alternative to traditional acne treatments when those therapies have failed. We can provide you with the most advanced technologies available today to treat your skin.
The FDA approved Thermage ® procedure heats the water in overactive sebaceous glands causing a mild thermal injury that changes the activity and function of the glands. Thermage penetrates deep into you skin to target the deep sebaceous glands that can cause cystic acne. Shortly after the first treatment, you will start to see a reduction in acne lesions. This treatment also improves the appearance of atrophic scars.
- Treatment sessions take about 30-60 minutes
- 1-3 treatments recommended at 6-12 week intervals
- Slight erythema and swelling may occur and usually resolves in 2-12 hours
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT )
Levulan PDT can improve mild to moderate acne. Levulan inactivates the bacteria that trigger acne, exfoliates the skin to unclog pores, and decreases the activity of overactive sebaceous glands in the skin. This is exciting because sebaceous glands are the root cause in the formation of acne so it has a long lasting effect even on the most severe cases.
- Levulan applied for 1-2 hours
- Activated with blue light for 9-15 minutes
- Avoid all sun exposure for 48 hours after treatment
- Skin is red with some swelling and peeling for 3-7 days
Serving Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert Arizona
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