Active Acne & Acne Scarring Treatments
Acne is not something we just get when we are teenagers. In fact, it’s an ongoing issue for both men and women in varying stages of their lives. Stubborn acne even affects women who are over 50. Acne issues should not be overlooked. You may have tried “everything” it seems, but there are new innovations in acne that might be just right for you.
Explore Acne Treatments
Clear skin makes us feel good about ourselves and brings us an air of confidence. Acne can seem to be an unsolvable problem. Let’s take a look at the different treatments that may work for you and your unique skin profile.
What causes acne?
Oil glands in your skin reside at the bottom of hair follicles. Normally, the oil that’s produced in the glands flows up and out of the follicle, where it lubricates and protects your skin. Acne develops when the opening gets blocked. Then oil and bacteria accumulate in the follicle, where the bacteria cause inflammation.
The different types of acne include:
- Blackheads and whiteheads: Clogged pores
- Papules: Small pimples
- Pustules: Small, pus-filled pimples
- Nodules: Large, painful pimples
- Cysts: Deep, pus-filled bumps
While over-the-counter treatment from your local pharmacy may heal mild cases of acne, don’t hesitate to visit Dr. C. if your acne doesn’t clear up. It’s also a good idea to get a professional consultation if you see swelling or you have nodules and cysts, because untreated inflammatory acne can lead to scarring and skin discoloration.
How is acne treated?
Acne treatment often includes topical and oral medications to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. Additional options that Dr. C. may recommend include:
Hormone treatment: In some adults, a hormone imbalance triggers acne or worsens existing acne. This is especially likely to happen in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome because they have high levels of androgens (male hormones). Hormonal acne also tends to develop during pregnancy and perimenopause. When a hormonal imbalance causes acne, you may need hormone treatment to restore the balance.
Gut health and detox: Research continues to support the connection between gut microbes and acne. An overabundance of unhealthy gut bacteria is linked to systemic inflammation and more severe acne. Treatment to heal your gut may include a detox to eliminate toxins and probiotic recommendations to restore healthy gut microbes.
Fotona offers a laser acne treatment protocol that provides a truly comprehensive solution to the problem of acne. Fotona’s precisely controlled Nd:YAG laser light safely penetrates into skin to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands and to reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation.
For improving the appearance of acne scars, Fotona offers a complementary laser treatment based on a precise and gentle skin resurfacing procedure in which an Er:YAG laser beam is absorbed by the top micro-layers of the skin to vaporize scarred tissue and stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis.
Fast results, Without Side-Effects
For active acne, Fotona’s laser treatment reduces acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating effects. Fotona’s high powered Nd:YAG laser safely penetrates the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands.
In addition to its thermal penetration effects, the Nd:YAG acne laser treatment also accelerates the healing process and stimulates collagen remodeling, an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.
Gentle & Effective Acne Scar Revision
For treating problematic acne scars, Fotona’s Er:YAG laser wavelength is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision. The Er:YAG laser safely and effectively provides the minimal penetration depth required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, helping to improve skin texture and tone. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled. The laser gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below. Laser resurfacing is a fast, safe and simple procedure.
Treating Acne Scars with Lasers
Lasers are ideally suited for the effective treatment of a wide range of scar tissues. Er:YAG skin resurfacing is used for gentle ablation of scar tissue and activation of collagen remodeling. Acne scars in particular respond well to Er:YAG treatments. For hypertrophic scars, clinical research conducted with the Nd:YAG wavelength show further improvement in the aesthetic appearance and overall tissue quality of a scar, including erythema, volume, pliability, etc.
Experience brighter, softer, smoother skin and an energizing facial massage. Simply spend two minutes twice a day to enjoy healthier, youthful looking skin in as little as two weeks.
BENEFITS of using the LUMISPA as part of your daily regimen
Even though LUMISPA is an everyday cleansing beauty device, it also gently exfoliates and it softens fine lines and wrinkles and every time someone uses it. It’s the only device in the world able to extract impurities from inside the pores, so pores become minimized, damage spots are more difficult to form and texture of the skin will improve.
Are you going to LOVE IT? YES!
At HERA Health Care we do love it and we know you will love it too!
Your skin will be over 30% smoother and softer after a single use.
Your facial skin will be 60% more radiant after 12 weeks of use.
Get glowing and fall in love with LumpiSpa! LumiSpa® gently—yet deeply—cleanses away dirt, oil, makeup, and toxins through its patent-pending counter-rotating, pore-tightening action. It leaves skin smoother and purer, while reducing the appearance of pores. And the stimulating, massaging LumiSpa experience will leave you looking forward to your next treatment.
At Hera Healthcare, Dr. Cernaianu offers the 2 Obagi systems
Nu-Derm® System to improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin and reverse the signs of aging. The Nu-Derm System includes a variety of prescription-only topical skin products effective at reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation — including age spots, dark spots, and melasma — and restoring vibrancy and youth to your appearance.
Obagi C-RX System
Get a complete at-home skin care regimen with Obagi C-RX System: Normal to Dry or Normal to Oily.
The Obagi-C Rx System includes Vitamin C and prescription-strength hydroquinone to correct hyperpigmentation such as dark spots. It also contains other key ingredients that help address the signs of skin aging to maintain younger-looking skin. Prescription required.
Obagi-C Rx System Results:
Obagi-C Rx System products are ideal for:
- Hyperpigmentation from sun damage, including freckles and age spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Appearance of fine lines and wrinkles