Best Blemish Treatments and Removers

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No one wants to deal with the embarrassment of blemishes yet most everyone will have this problem at one point in their lives. Whether you see them once in a blue moon or you’re cursed with blemishes most days of the year, there are several methods to treat and remove even the most stubborn blemishes.

Top 3 Ways to Remove Skin Blemishes

These are three of the most commonly used treatments for removing blemishes on your face and skin.

1. Photodynamic Therapy

Also known as PDT, photodynamic therapy is safe, highly effective, and can be used to treat numerous skin conditions including blemishes. It’s considered an alternative to popular oral drugs like Accutane, but PDT doesn’t have the risks or the side effects that these drugs have. It’s a great choice for those who want to get rid of problem skin, but don’t want to take drugs.

PDT uses Levulan, a photosensitizing agent that’s clear and painless. It’s applied to your skin and then about half an hour later it’s activated via a blue light, which activates the porphyrins that live in the bacteria on your blemishes. Once these porphyrins are activated, a photodynamic effect is triggered, which kills the bacteria.

In addition to helping with your blemish problems, PDT can also be used to reduce wrinkles, improve the texture of your skin, and to help with skin pigmentation issues. It can also remove pre-cancerous actinic keratosis and reduce the size of your pores. PDT can also treat moderate to severe cases of cystic acne as well as sebaceous hyperplasia as well.

2. BLU-U® Blue Light

San Diego Cosmetic Laser - Blu-U Light Acne Blemish Treatments

Another blemish treatment that doesn’t require prescription drugs or antibiotics, BLU-U® utilizes a specialized blue light that kills a different type of bacteria in your skin: Propionibacterium. You just sit close to the light for a short amount of time – typically just 15 minutes once or twice a week. Once you’ve completed the treatment and your skin has cleared, regular treatment with the blue light can help keep it that way.

3. Cosmelan

Melanin, which is something we all have naturally and is responsible for darkening the skin and contributes to issues like melisma and similar skin discoloring issues, can be reduced via cosmelan. This treatment works for people with all skin types, is very safe, is very quick, and is incredibly easy.

Video: Cosmelan® Depigmentation Treatment

It can be used to treat people dealing with acne and those who are dealing with Melasma, often referred to as “pregnancy mask.” There are two steps to the process:

  1. Applying cosmelan 1 as a mask. It’s worn for anywhere from six to ten hours, depending on your skin type. The mask is then removed for step two.
  2. Applying cosmelan 2 every day for several weeks up to a month, again depending on your particular pigmentation. You’ll start to see a significant difference in your skin within one week, but it will continue to work over the next few weeks as you continue to apply cosmelan 2.

See also: Why Am I Breaking Out? Understanding the Causes of Acne

Visit San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic for Blemish Removal Today!

When you’re looking for the best blemish treatment, your best bet is to work with Dr. Parvin Mani at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic. There are a number of natural options and drug-free ways to remove even your worst blemishes. It isn’t always simple and it won’t happen overnight, but by using our latest treatment options, you can say goodbye to problem skin for good.