Although acne can be easy to treat in some cases with no professional help, some cases can come back repeatedly and aggressively and even leave permanent scars. At Rejuvenate Skin & Wellness Center in Federal Way, Washington, Shaista Quddusi, MD, Irfan Ansari, MD, and their team create a personalized acne care plan to clear your skin, including professional products available at the office. To explore treatments for acne and acne scarring, call Rejuvenate Skin & Wellness Center, or book an appointment online today.
Acne is the most common skin condition in the US and is especially prevalent among adolescents because of puberty-related hormone changes. However, you can get acne at any age and from a wide variety of causes, including stress and certain components of your diet. You might also be prone to acne because of your genetics.
Acne, which includes pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads, forms when the hair follicles in your skin become clogged with oil, bacteria, and dirt. When bacteria gets trapped, it can cause the acne to become infected and inflamed. This is why pimples are often raised, red, or cyst-like and deep beneath your skin.
Most often, acne appears on your face, chest, shoulders, or back. However, you can get it nearly anywhere on your body. Acne is Dr. Quddusi's passion. Our office looks further than simply prescribing Accutane or oral medications for acne treatment. We offer cutting-edge technology to help produce maximum and lasting results.
Rejuvenate Skin & Wellness Center offers comprehensive medical care for acne. Since every person’s skin is unique, they create an individualized care plan for you using in-office treatments and recommendations for home care. Available treatments for acne include:
Certain chemical peels have formulas designed to reduce acne and minimize acne scars. During a chemical peel, the team applies a chemical mixture to exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells and bacterial buildup in the process.
Laser treatments for acne work by delivering one single powerful wavelength of light energy into your skin. The heat from a laser can help kill bacteria to reduce your acne and promote collagen-building within your skin to reduce acne scarring.
IPL** therapy is similar to laser treatments, but not quite the same. IPL** is a form of light with many, scattered wavelengths that looks more like a camera flash. IPL** can treat acne and acne scarring using the heat of more than one light wavelength.
In addition to in-office treatments and services for acne, Rejuvenate Skin & Wellness Center offers home care products available for sale. The team can evaluate your skin, determine your needs, and point you to cleansers, moisturizers, and other products to improve your skin. They can also teach you to use the products in their most effective way.
Additionally, taking these steps at home can help minimize your acne:
Of course, there are many contributing factors to acne that you can’t control like hormones and genetics. However, taking these steps might make some difference for your skin’s appearance over time.
To book a consultation for acne treatment and care, call Rejuvenate Skin & Wellness Center, or schedule online today.
** IPL is only effective for individuals with a light skin tone (Fitzpatrick 1,2,3). To find our more or to schedule an appointment, call our office today!