Treating acne with laser and light treatments

Acne is not just prevalent in teenagers. In fact, this skin condition can appear in adults twenty-five and older. Why does acne appear, and how effective are each of the different treatment methods?

What is acne?

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition where the hair follicles and oil glands become clogged. This leads to pimples and red bumps on the skin. Young adolescents undergoing puberty are prone to this as their hormones create excessive oil secretion. However, adults can also experience acne through stress, increased hormone production during the menstrual cycle, and a diet high in sugar and fat.

Over-the-counter medications

A popular method of treating acne is through facial cleansers bought at drugstores and grocery stores. These medications use salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to remove dirt, debris, and excessive oil while killing bacteria. While a suitable method for mild acne, moderate-to-severe acne may require prescription brand treatment.

Chemical peels

This is a treatment method that goes beyond the surface – literally. Chemical peels use acids to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells and skin oils to prevent the hair follicles from becoming clogged. As an outpatient procedure, you can have the treatment performed at your physician’s office and continue with your day. This treatment can be done once a month for mild-to-moderate acne.

Laser and light treatment

For higher grade acne care, laser and light treatment can be your remedy. Devices like the Sciton Joule X Platform can use light energy to target bacteria in the epidermis, reduce inflammatory acne, and promote collagen growth. The end result is smooth, acne-free skin on the treatment area after 3-4 annual treatments.

Acne can be a nuisance for people of varying ages. If you’re looking for blemish-free skin, CEENTA’s laser and light services with the revolutionary Sciton Joule X Platform is perfect for your. Schedule your laser and light consultation with Dr. Jewel Greywoode at our Uptown office and Dr. Neela Rao and Licensed Esthetician Amanda Mackey at our Fort Mill location today.

This blog is for informational purposes only. For specific medical questions, please consult your doctor. New patients can make appointments online with our doctors in North and South Carolina. Current patients can also make appointments through myCEENTAchart with physicians they have already seen.

 


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