Minor imperfections can sabotage even the most beautiful of faces. Acne is one such imperfection that can make you afraid to look at your face in the mirror.
The good news is that there are a number of treatments developed to specifically address the mechanisms acne uses to reside within your face. By addressing the causes of acne at a microscopic level, you can effectively stop it and begin to reverse the damage it can cause.
Two treatments stand at the forefront of clinical acne treatments: chemical peels and DermaLaser treatments. Understanding the differences between these two advanced treatments can help you determine which treatment will be the most successful in treating your acne.
Chemical Peels for Acne Treatment
Acne resides deep within the skin, preferring pores and other somewhat opens within the skin to make its home, which is why it tends to cause a red, irritated area in the skin. Chemical peels can treat acne when over-the-counter treatments fail by targeting the deeper layers of the skin.
They work by selectively destroying the upper levels of the skin. A caustic solution is applied that causes the skin to “crust”, which in turn allows for it to become brittle and simply fall off. After this layer of dead skin has been removed, the new skin is exposed. This process does not cause scars or other types of permanent damage, and it can promote the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
DermaLaser Treatments for Acne
Another viable way to treat acne is to simply combat the bacteria that causes it. DermaLaser is a low-level laser that utilizes the ultraviolet spectrum to kill the bacteria responsible for the symptoms of acne. This treatment can be performed weekly, but it is recommended that patients undergo DermaLaser treatments daily for the best results. DermaLaser treatments can significantly reduce the incidence of acne lesions over a course of three months, which in turn can give you clear and radiant skin.
DermaLaser vs. Chemical Peels for Treating Acne
Chemical peels can be used to treat the entire face by clearing skin, reducing the incidence of minor blemishes, and help to make acne scars less visible. They are typically recommended for older patients who may have skin capable of tolerating more intense types of treatments.
DermaLaser treatments are gentler because they do not directly affect the skin. They aid in the body’s natural removal of acne, which can produce better results in more youthful individuals.
The largest disadvantage to DermaLaser treatments is the frequency required to treat acne.
Both types of treatments can be effective for treating acne, but an experienced dermatological care provider can help. At Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss, we are dedicated to helping individuals reach their cosmetic goals. During the consultation, we will be able to determine which of these treatments is best for your unique situation. Our goal is to provide you with the safest and best results. Contact us today to get started.