Acne and Scar Reduction

NEAMAN PLASTIC SURGERY | SALEM, CORVALLIS, EUGENE, + PORTLAND, OREGON

Acne is a chronic skin condition that causes clogged pores which leads to whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, areas of pus, sometimes cysts and can sometimes lead to scarring. Acne can be found on both men and women in their teens and can continue years and years past puberty. Acne not only occurs on the face, but can also display itself on the face, chest, upper back, shoulders and neck.

Acne Causes

Acne can be caused by many different factors including but not limited to, genetics, hormones, diet, oils, and frictional factors. Finding the right treatment for acne and acne scarring can be a difficult and sometimes emotional process. But, the good news is that most cases of acne can be resolved with proper treatment. At Neaman MediSpa we believe in taking a well-rounded approach to treating acne.

Treatment regimens often rely on a variety of treatment modalities including:

 

Laser-based acne treatments are very effective in improving the skin’s appearance. It works to reduce the skin’s surface bacteria, while also targeting the redness associated with chronic acne. This combined with appropriate quality skin care can help reduce and dramatically improve the appearance of acne.

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“After years of sun damage, my skin looks brighter, tighter, it has an even skin tone and the fine lines are disappearing! I can’t wait to see more results as I continue getting treatments! Dr. Neaman’s office and staff are top-notch. Classy and clean with friendly and welcoming staff. Thank you Dr. Neaman!!!”

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Acne and Scar Treatments

Various types of acne can result in scarring that can be a source of great anxiety for many patients. At Neaman MediSpa we offer a variety of ablative and nonablative laser treatments to greatly improve acne scarring. Additionally, precise injections of various dermal fillers can help improve the appearance of acne scarring. We work closely with our patients to develop a customized treatment plan to meet both their expectations and needs.

Spectra Laser Treatment

The Spectra Laser for acne is a gentle procedure that you can have one or in a series. You will see better results with a series with acne. Most of our patient report feeling a warm sensation and a slight prickling feeling. There is no need for topical anesthesia. With no downtime associated with the Spectra Laser, you may return to your daily activities right away with minimal side effects.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment

CO2 Laser resurfacing is an ablative modality, which means it uses bipolar radiofrequency energy to heat and ablate just below the surface of the skin, which results in the producing of new collagen, leaving behind smoother, brighter and tighter looking skin.  These newer bipolar radiofrequency modalities remove tiny bits of skin beneath the skin surface, which decreases the amount of downtime and postoperative risks associated with older treatment modalities.  There is minimal discomfort during this short procedure, as a topical anesthetic is applied. Patients can expect two to three days of a sunburn type feeling and redness. For more aggressive treatments with CO2 laser resurfacing, patients can expect this feeling to last about a week. Check out other information on CO2 Laser Resurfacing

 Infini Laser Treatment

The Infini uses microneedling combined with high intensity focused radio frequency to improve and rejuvenate the skin from the inside out and especially effective at treating acne and other scarring such as stretch marks. Infini’s RF delivery eliminates thermal damage to the skin’s surface providing faster healing without prolonged downtime.  Depending on treatment settings and your individual goals for improvement, there may be as little as 2-3 days of downtime. It allows for a quick and easy recovery compared to the CO2 laser resurfacing and can be used on all skin types. Patients may experience slight redness for several days after the treatment. Several treatments may be required, but treatments are quick and comfortable.

ZO Skin Health

Great skin care is always recommended, especially when treating acne and scarring. ZO Skin Health Inc. offers a unique set of bioengineered complexes and formulations. This combined with unique delivery systems offers all patients regardless of age, gender or ethnicity the ability to obtain healthy skin. ZO products restore the skin health by targeting skin abnormalities at the cellular level. ZO Skin Health helps you maintain skin that is smooth, even colored, hydrated, and firm / tight in appearance. See more information on ZO Skin Health.

Acne Treatment FAQ’s

FAQ’s About Acne Spectra Laser Treatments

How many Spectra acne treatments will I need?

Spectra laser for acne is a gentle procedure that you can have one or in a series.  You will see better results with a series with acne. Your skin care provider will recommend a treatment course that is right for you.

Is there any downtime using the Spectra laser?

There is no downtime associated with the Spectra laser, just minimal side effects.  You may return to your daily activities right away.

Does the Spectra Laser hurt?

Most of our patient report feeling a warm sensation and a slight prickling feeling.  There is no need for topical anesthesia.

FAQ’s About Acne Chemical Peel Treatments

How many chemical peel acne treatments will I need?

Chemical peels penetrate and clean out pores to encourage new cell turnover. Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties improve skin clarity and texture. You can do one chemical peel for acne to see improvement or a series for optimal results.

Is there any downtime with using chemical peels to treat acne?

The skin may appear slightly flushed or windburned for the first 24-48 hours post peel with a possibility of light flaking or peeling at approximately 3-5 days.

Do chemical peels hurt?

Some warmth is expected during the application of the peel but dissipates quickly once the peel has absorbed.

FAQ’s About Acne Infini RF Treatments

How many Infini RF acne treatments will I need?

Your skin care provider will discuss your goals, which will determine the number of treatments needed.  You should see improvement after one treatment.

Is there any downtime using Infini RF for acne?

Infini’s RF delivery eliminates thermal damage to the skin’s surface providing faster healing without prolonged downtime.  Depending on treatment settings and your individual goals for improvement, there may be as little as 2-3 days of downtime.

Does the Infini laser hurt?

The level of pain depends on the person.  Each person has his or her tolerances. Topical anesthesia is usually applied to maximize comfort.

Complimentary Acne and Acne Scarring Consultation

If you would like to improve your active acne or acne scarring please contact Neaman MediSpa at 844-338-5445 and schedule your free consultation with one of our highly trained aestheticians. We welcome patients from the greater Portland, Salem and Eugene are welcome.

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