While acne occurs predominantly in adolescents and young adults, this condition can affect individuals of any age. Not only is acne physically bothersome, but the resulting scars and pigmentation irregularities (known as postinflammatory hyperpigmentation or PIH) can cause emotional distress. Several factors can cause acne, which may affect various parts of the body, including the face, back, and chest. Treating acne is about controlling sebum production and inflammation, improving skin texture, reducing the size of the pores, and preventing acne scarring from occurring. At AesthetiCare in Orange County, San Diego, and Riverside, your surgeon will evaluate your skin quality and develop an acne treatment plan that will help control breakouts and revitalize your complexion.
What Can Acne Treatment Improve?
- Active outbreaks
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scars
- Poor skin texture
- Enlarged pores
Acne Treatment Options for You!
Laser Genesis™ is a non-invasive laser therapy that promotes collagen and healthy skin cell production. These regenerative responses can smooth the surface of the skin, shrink enlarged pores, and reduce the appearance of acne scars. Laser Genesis™ treatment lasts about 30 minutes per session, and most patients obtain optimal results after four to six appointments.
LimeLight™ Photofacial is an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment that boosts collagen production, revitalizing dull, uneven skin. This procedure minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and textural irregularities associated with sun damage and acne. LimeLight™ Photofacial treatment takes about 20 minutes, and the results begin to appear two to three weeks following the procedure.
Acne treatments focus on the cause of acne, which may result from hormonal irregularities, excess sebum production, inflammation, or follicular issues. Diligent skincare routines and regular follow-up visits will ensure the best outcome. Depending on the stage and severity of a patient’s acne, a combination of skin therapy modalities might be appropriate. Some potential treatment options include:
- Skincare regimen with medical-grade products
- Manual extractions and deep cleansing
- Intralesional steroid injections of inflammatory cysts
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my recovery be after acne treatment?
The length of your recovery after your acne treatment depends on the severity of your condition and the techniques used. During your consultation, you will be given detailed aftercare instructions tailored to your unique treatment plan. Some acne treatments may result in mild irritation, redness, peeling, or flaking, and it is recommended to avoid the sun until the skin is thoroughly replenished.
What are the potential risks associated with acne treatment?
Experiencing complications after acne treatment is rare. However, some potential risks may include:
- Prolonged redness
What results can I expect from acne treatment?
It may take several weeks to see the final results of your acne treatment, depending on what type of treatment is used. Typically, patients enjoy comprehensive improvement of the skin that includes a brighter, smoother, and fresher-looking overall complexion. You can maintain your results by following an appropriate skincare routine and scheduling regular follow-up treatments, as needed.
How much does acne treatment cost?
The cost of acne treatment varies on a case-to-case basis. The number of treatment sessions, the products or techniques used for treatment, and the severity of a patient’s condition are taken into consideration when determining pricing. You will receive an accurate cost estimate during your consultation, and financing is available for patients who qualify.