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Top Ways to Treat Acne and Acne Scars

Trying to clear your skin from blemishes and acne scars can be a never-ending struggle if you’re not using the right products or treatment methods. Every skin type is uniquely different, so it’s important to customize treatment to your skin type. Fortunately, there are options to not only diminish the appearance of acne but help to eliminate acne scars, too, for a clear and vibrant complexion!

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How is Acne Treated?

While some people may be able to treat acne with store-bought products, others may have a tougher time. That’s why it’s important to meet with a dermatologist if you’re experiencing trouble getting rid of stubborn acne. Dermatologists offer medical-grade skin care products and acne treatment options to clear unwanted blemishes and help restore your skin’s natural beauty.

Clinical Facials

Receiving a routine clinical facial can help promote your healthiest, clearest skin to prevent acne! Clinical facial treatments include cleansing and exfoliating the skin before receiving a customized facial that provides deep extraction of acne. Routine facials can help keep breakouts to a minimum by going deep to clean pores and exfoliate dead skin.

Chemical Peels

One of the best acne treatment options to prevent breakouts is a chemical peel! It works by gently removing the damaged layer of skin and promoting cell regrowth for a newer, clearer complexion—helping to treat mild-to-moderate acne. Anders Dermatology offers Glytone® by Enerpeel chemical peels, which use free glycolic acid, a known chemical for exfoliating and smoothing the skin for a brighter appearance. 

Glytone has a variety of peels for different skin concerns and offers one of the best options for acne scar treatment, a trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel. TCA peels work as a skin resurfacing treatment, going deeper to peel away at dead skin cells and reveal a newer, even-toned skin complexion—free of acne scar discoloration. Depending on your skin’s unique needs, multiple treatments may be necessary. But, the results will be noticeable and long-lasting! 

At Anders Dermatology, we want to help you address your unique skin care concerns. That’s why we will develop a customized skin care plan with you and determine the intensity level of your chemical peel. Our chemical peels are administered for 3-5 minutes. After treatment, you may experience redness or swelling, which can be treated by your doctor with ointments. Within 5-7 days, newer skin will begin to form, and you will see the full results after a few months. For maximum skin rejuvenation, you can also combine your chemical peel with a clinical facial.

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Dermaplaning

Another great method to keep skin clear from dirt and oils is dermaplaning. Fine hairs can cause debris build-up and clogged pores, but dermaplaning lightly scrapes the top layer of skin, removing those fine hairs to avoid build-up of impurities. Dermaplaning not only contributes to a fresher and smoother look, but it can help prevent acne! Receiving a dermaplaning treatment provides healthier skin for 4-6 weeks.

Eliminating Acne Scars with Microneedling

If you’ve successfully cleared your skin of acne but are still dealing with the scarring, acne scar treatment options like microneedling can help! Utilizing a precision controlled vacuum suction handpiece, the top layer of skin is lightly penetrated just above the capillaries and nerve-endings to ensure the procedure is as painless as possible. The needles create microchannels in which rejuvenating solutions can be administered. As the skin heals, it pulls tighter, removing inconsistencies. 

Microneedling has shown improvement for a number of skin conditions. The benefits of microneedling include not only improving skin’s texture but also stimulating the growth of collagen, the protein that provides skin with elasticity. Microneedling sessions generally take 30-60 minutes with little downtime and minimal discomfort post-procedure. Results can be seen after the first treatment, but two to three follow-up sessions are recommended for maximum results.

Interested in Treatment Options for Acne and Acne Scars?

A clearer complexion is possible with treatments for acne and acne scars through Anders Dermatology! Call 419.473.3257 to set up a consultation to create a treatment plan that is customized to fit your skin care needs— and be sure to check out our specials page for our monthly discounts!