Acne & Acne Scar Treatments
Many people suffer from acne and acne scars, and may feel that there is just no hope. While genetics and hormones contribute to the development of acne, at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we know that there are treatments to remedy active acne and scars from previous breakouts.
When you feel you have tried every solution, and there is just no hope, take heart. At San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we offer many different solutions for both acne and its scars. We can have your skin looking clearer quickly!
The BLU-U Treatment is a wonderful way to help control and clear acne. The treatment uses a special blue light that kills propionibacterium acne on the skin. With BLU-U treatments, you simply sit with your face close to the blue light for short periods of time. The sessions are typically 15 minutes in length and most people need one or two per week for several weeks.
Photodynamic Acne Treatment (PDT)
Photodynamic Acne Treatment is another way to treat acne. PDT uses a clear, painless solution called Levulan. This is a photosensitizing agent that is applied to the surface of your skin, and left there for 30 to 60 minutes. It will then be activated by blue light, which will activate the porphyrins in the bacteria, and then kill the bacteria.
This treatment not only helps treat cystic acne, but also improves the texture of the skin, helping to rid it of acne scars.
Cosmelan treatments can also help treat acne scars. Cosmelan is a depigmentation agent which will decrease the melanin in your skin, which causes many of the discolorations of the face. It helps to lighten the pigmentation of the skin caused by acne scarring.
It is a safe treatment and works well for all skin types. There are two steps to the process: first, Cosmelan 1 is applied to the skin and left there for anywhere from 6 to 10 hours. Then, the product is removed and Cosmelan 2 is applied to the skin daily for several weeks (at home). You should see an improvement in as little as one week.
Fraxel Laser Therapy
The Fraxel laser is a very popular way to rid the skin of acne scarring. This non-invasive laser therapy is perfect for those who have scarring, but don’t want a lot of down time with treatment. The Fraxel laser also helps to diminish fine lines and make the skin look younger.
Another simple acne treatment which requires no down time is microdermabrasion. This is a non-invasive, exfoliating procedure that can revitalize the skin and make it smoother. Microdermabrasion helps unclog pores and makes the skin appear brighter. It also helps to get rid of blackheads, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and some acne scars. Typically, if you have acne scarring, several treatments will be required for best results.
The IPL, or photorejuvenation process, consists of the use of Intense Pulsed Light to treat acne and its skin damage. Most people who use this treatment want to get rid of brown spots and age spots, but it can help improve acne scarring as well. It can help even out the tone of your skin and some patients find it even helps to tighten the skin a bit, too. The process requires no downtime.
San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic
If you are in the San Diego area and are concerned about acne or acne scarring, please contact us! The San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic can help. Dr. Parvin Mani will consult with you to determine which of these skin care solutions is right for you.
We offer competitive prices and all treatments and consultations are done by Dr. Mani herself. Her excellent care, along with the knowledge and hospitality of our staff, makes us one of the leading skincare providers in the San Diego area. Call us today to schedule your consultation and let us help you feel better about your skin.