Acne Treatment | Lehigh Valley
Acne is a disease that does not discriminate between genders or ages. Acne occurs when bacteria in the skin produces plugged pores, resulting in pimples, and deep lumps that can appear on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and even the upper arms. While not a life threatening condition, acne can be upsetting and disfiguring and can lead to serious and permanent scarring.
The following two medical-grade cosmetic procedures are commonly used to treat acne and have proven very effective.
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Chemical Peels work by removing the surface layers of the skin in order to expose fresh and unaffected layers below. Chemicals, such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid, remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, remove whiteheads and blackheads, and can generate new skin growth. Chemical peels are often used with acne creams or gels for better penetration of the medication.
A surgeon considers a patient’s skin color, extent of sun damage, oiliness of the skin, and current acne condition in order to determine if a chemical peel procedure is a good option.
The best candidates for chemical peels are those patients who have superficial acne or acne scars alone. Patients who have severe and very active acne may not be good candidates. In addition to a treatment for acne, chemical peels can also improve skin pigmentation and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Crystal Free Vibradermabrasion
For fine scars this painless (in fact it feels good) procedure can do the trick!
It is a selective and controlled mechanical peel, exfoliating dead skin cells, stimulating cell renewal and collagen production. Useful for rough skin, managing acne, or just to return your skin to its radiant glow. There’s no downtime! You can choose a regular series of Crystal Free treatments or an enhanced series with a hydrating mask for the ultimate in a pampering experience. Your skin will feel and look fresh, smooth, and radiant!
Fillers: Restylane, Perlane or Juvederm
If you have just a few, shallow depressed acne or even chickenpox scars, then simply filling the dermis (the deeper skin layer) with natural hyaluronic acid filler will give you instant results!
Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma combined with microneedling is a great treatment option to improve the appearance of rolling or flat acne scars. It is not as effective for deep ice-pick scars which are better treated with laser skin resurfacing.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
This is the Cadillac of approaches to acne scarring. It works by thickening the scar-damaged skin back to normal depth and adding elastic tissue to elevate the scars to the surface. 1 to 3 treatments required depending on nature of scars.