Acne can occur at any age-and often at exactly the wrong moment. This can be sometimes challenging to defeat on your own. Fortunately, new therapeutic advances have made it possible to bring even the most stubborn cases under control and reduce the scars of old flare-ups.
View the above video which nicely covers what causes acne and how treatments work to bring this condition under good control.
At Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, we offer individualized, highly effective acne treatments and regimens. To ensure the very best results, we often recommend a combination of clinically proven therapies.
Chemical Peels: Glycolic, salicylic acid and other chemicals can help unplug skin pores by removing dead cells, as well as whiteheads and blackheads. These treatments also help generate new skin growth.
HydraFacial: HydraFacial is a sophisticated, soothing and medicated treatment that infuses water molecules into your skin. It cleanse, exfoliates extracts and hydrates using peptides, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid. It is ideal for the acne patient who has a noticeable component of whiteheads, blackheads and enlarged pores.
Phototherapy (Intense Pulsed Light treatments): Exposing skin to special light can help destroy the bacterium (P. acnes) that contributes to acne inflammations. Some light therapies use blue light and other treatments used include Levulan applications followed by photoactivation with a light source.
Laser Therapy: Laser therapies zap and destroy overzealous sebaceous glands in the dermis. Or thick middle layer of the skin, without damaging the skin's surface. Some lasers also promote the growth of collagen (the skin's natural "filler"), thus helping to "plump up" acne scars. Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute owns several types of state-of-the-art lasers specifically designed for the treatment of acne.