Our acne and acne scar treatment service is one of the best and most comprehensive in Portland/Vancouver area. We offer you the most innovative, effective treatment options for both conditions. If you are looking for an effective way to get rid of acne scars on your face and body, then you have come to the right place. In this article, you will learn about the latest acne and acne scar treatments that you can utilize to make your skin look good and flawless again.
There are many different things one can do to achieve acne treatment. There are lotions and creams that can be applied on the affected area and you can also take oral medications with variable success rate. However, both methods can take too long to take effect and there can even be some side effects like allergies, photosensitivity, diarrhea, etc.
Laser acne treatment: One of the safest and most effective methods performed today requires the use of laser equipment. Skin lasers are effective for acne as well as acne scar treatment, because these are accurate and non-damaging to the skin. Basically, pulses of laser light will heat up the skin affected by acne, decrease the skin oil, and kill the bacteria in it, which are some of the main components of acne. This is done in such a way so as not to damage the tissues underlying the skin, and at the same time eliminate old acne and prevent new ones from forming.
Aside from providing you with a rejuvenated skin, there are other benefits of using laser treatment for your skin problems. The procedure itself is painless and therefore requires no anesthesia at all for acne treatment. Furthermore, you will not experience any downtime as this procedure is an outpatient type of treatment. It is generally done with our Laser Genesis by Cutera.
This is a safe and easy treatment with no-to-minimal discomfort and will not need any numbing. As long as you get a capable doctor to handle the procedure, then you are guaranteed success in having clearer and beautiful skin without any side effects. You can even avail of a special procedure called AGNES RF, where oil glands responsible for occurrence of acne are selectively and permanently destroyed without damaging other oil glands that don’t cause acne. This is called SSGD or Selective Sebaceous Gland Destruction. This latter treatment is revolutionizing the definitive treatment of ANY GRADE of acne, effectively eliminating the use of oral Retin A. There is little down time and the results are GUARANTEED. Please contact our clinic to arrange for a free acne consultation, and to seek advice on the general condition of your skin too.
ACNE SCARS: No degree of it is out of reach for us to treat.
If you suffer from severe acne scarring, we can help with either acne scar subcision as a short outpatient procedure, loacalized TCA application as a deep chemical peel, or with lasers, depending on the severity of the scarring. The latest laser technologies for acne scar treatment are indeed very impressive,and are performed with or without application of a numbing cream. The laser vaporizes the top layers of the damaged skin cells, and also stimulates the skin so that it can regenerate new healthier layers again,repairing the damage and scar marks.This method is so safe and effective that it is offered to persons of all ages that have acne scar problems. Moreover, the laser treatment can be used for all skin types and conditions. So whether you have dry skin or extremely oily skin condition, you can still avail of this procedure.
If you; however, suffer from abnormal skin pigment after having had acne, we can offer lasers, dermaroller (Microneedling) therapy, or skin care products, either in combination or alone. We feature ZO acne creams and skin care line to effectively control your acne problem.
You owe it to yourself to take advantage of the variety of acne treatments available to you and tailored to your unique skin condition.
Microneedling without or with radiofrequency (Secret RF):
For sensitive skin or in the summer months or for people who can not have light/based and laser treatments, this is a great and viable option to get rid of skin’s imperfections including enlarging pores, fine lines, and most importantly acne scars. Most of the time for severe acne scarring more than one treatment is needed at several week intervals. You will receive a numbing cream before your treatment. This is an AFFORDABLE option for skin rejuvenation and acne scar treatment. We can adjust your treatment to very intense and deep or very superficial and rejuvenating based on your needs. Although most of the time we see great results but results may vary and some individuals need more treatments than others to achieve the same results. Please give us a call or set up a free consultation to see how this treatment may benefit your skin care including general skin rejuvenation, surgical/trauma-scar treatment, and acne scar treatment.