Acne is so common that it isn’t thought of as a chronic skin condition—but that’s exactly what it is. Acne can be caused by clogged pores, hormone shifts, environmental factors, and more. It can present as whiteheads, blackheads, pus-filled pustules, pimples, and cysts. Even moderate acne can lead to scarring. Acne affects both men and women of all ages, though it’s particularly prevalent during periods of significant hormone shifts including puberty, pregnancy, and menopause (including male menopause). Acne can appear just about anywhere, but is most common on the face, chest, back, and shoulders.
There are many acne factors including hormones, genetics, oil/sebum production rate, diet, and friction. Determining the type of acne and the cause are the foundation for creating acne treatment. Most cases of acne, regardless of the severity, can be effectively treated. Neaman MediSpa has a holistic approach to treating acne for life.
Some of the most effective acne treatments include:
Laser skin resurfacing for acne can help keep acne in check while also improving the skin’s appearance. Lasers can lessen the bacteria on the skin while reducing redness. Combined with medical-grade skin care products, acne can be managed and the lingering side effects reduced or eliminated.
Dermal fillers can be a great injectable tool to “fill in” areas of the skin lost due to acne scarring. Adding volume to these craters also help restore a youthful facial symmetry.
One of the most popular options at Neaman MediSpa is the Visia Skin Analysis. It’s the best way to pinpoint brown spots, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other forms of aging often triggered or worsened by acne. Before and after photos* help ensure that the treatments are working.
Rosacea is not a type of acne, but it can be just as embarrassing. Nobody is certain what causes the pink blush of rosacea, but there are many approaches to managing it and avoiding its triggers. Find out more during your rosacea consultation.
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There are many types of acne, and each requires a slightly different approach. Laser skin resurfacing, high-quality products, and dermal fillers offer a three-prong approach to treating both acne and scarring.
Spectra Laser is one of the most effective laser treatments for acne and scarring. There is no pain, but some patients report a warm or prickling feeling during treatment. No anesthesia or downtime is necessary.
CO2 laser resurfacing takes an ablative approach to laser therapy using bipolar radiofrequency to heat the skin’s surface. This encourages collagen production and results in smoother, tighter, brighter skin. Downtime is minimal during this no-pain procedure. A topical anesthetic is used to decrease discomfort.
Infini utilizes microneedling combined with high-intensity focused radio frequency for skin rejuvenation. It can treat acne as well as scarring and stretch marks. Thanks to the radiofrequency delivery, thermal damage is minimized which means less downtime and fast healing. Maximum downtime is 2 – 3 days, and Infini is suitable for all skin types.
Great at-home skin care is critical for acne treatment. Neaman MediSpa recommends ZO Skin Health Inc. products for a bioengineered approach to acne. Zo Skin Health is suitable for all ages, genders, and ethnicities and restores skin by targeting issues at a cellular level.
It depends. Spectra is a gentle laser and some patients are happy after one procedure while others prefer a series. The exact number of treatments needed will be discussed during your acne or skin care consultation. However, most patients who are matched with Spectra do not have severe damage and do not require multiple sessions.
One of the biggest benefits of Spectra is that there is no downtime. Side effects are minimal, if any, and you can return to your daily activities immediately. However, it’s important to protect skin with sunscreen at all times—and particularly after a treatment.
No, most patients report a feeling of warmth or slight prickling. It’s so gentle that no anesthesia is necessary.
It depends, but chemical peels are a fairly aggressive procedure. They kickstart cell turnover and improve clarity and texture of the skin. One chemical peel leads to a dramatic improvement. However, some patients prefer multiple sessions to maximize their results and many opt for “booster” sessions every few months to maintain their glow.
Downtime will vary. Especially in the first 48 hours you might look windburned. Flaking can also begin during this timeframe. Most chemical peels will have healed after 3 – 5 days.
Patients report warmth during the peel itself, but that disappears quickly as soon as the peel has been absorbed by the skin.
It depends on your skin and your goals. Patients will see results after a single treatment, but some people prefer multiple treatments or maintenance treatments after a few months.
Although the radiofrequency delivery of Infini damages the skin’s surface to promote collagen production, there is little downtime. It depends on your goals and the treatment settings. However, most patients experience no more than 2 -3 days of downtime.
Pain levels vary person to person. However, a topical anesthetic is used to maximize comfort.
Minimize and banish acne as well as related scarring today when you, contact Neaman MediSpa at 844-338-5445 to schedule your free consultation. Patients in Portland, Salem, and Eugene, Oregon have all experienced incredible results at Neaman MediSpa, and you can be next.