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Acne is a plague for teenagers; we all remember being embarrassed about that pimple that appeared at the end of our nose just before the big dance. It is also common to see acne starting after the age of twenty. Fortunately, there are many treatments available for those suffering from acne.

Acne in children can start as early as infancy, however, it usually occurs during the early teenage years. The three forms of acne seen most often are whiteheads and blackheads, deep red bumps, and scarring-cystic acne. A person may have only one form or a mixture.

Hormonal acne can appear at any age, but often after the late teens. In females there is often a flare up around menstruation. The acne is concentrated on the jaw line and cheeks and excess hair on the face may be present. Hormonal acne can be improved by starting birth control pills, which have been seen to decrease the influence of the body's normal hormone in causing acne.

Each individual responds differently to each medicine and the acne regimen must be tailored accordingly. A patient should expect results in 2-6 weeks. Once the acne is under control, it is possible to decrease the number of medicines used and still obtain the desired results.

In summary, there are many types of acne, which must be treated differently. All types can be quite distressing and scarring acne can affect a person for life. Prompt treatment can eliminate the chance of scarring and future emotional trauma.

Intense Pulsed Light treatments combined with Microdermabrasion and chemical peels give dramatic and satisfactory results for the treatment of acne scarring.

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Frequently asked questions?

What is a chemical face peel?

A chemical face peel consists of applying a solution of chemicals to the skin, which results in peeling of the outer layers of skin. There are many different types of chemical peeling agents which can be used to vary the depth of treatment desired. Most peels are either light/superficial (Glycolic acid) or medium (Jessner's, TCA) depth peels. Very deep peels are infrequently used, and are somewhat riskier.

Why is a chemical peel done?

A chemical peel is done to improve wrinkles and aged skin, including the fine lines around the mouth, the cheeks, and sometimes the eyelids. It usually creates a somewhat smoother and more youthful appearing skin surface. It is not effective for extremely heavy wrinkling or loose, baggy skin.

Chemical Peels are also commonly used to decrease brown spots associated with aging or melasma, as well as treating acne

Where is it done?

A chemical peel is usually an office procedure.

When is a chemical peel done?

A chemical peel is done when sufficient fine lines in the skin warrant the procedure. Therapeutically, a chemical peel may be used to remove scaly growths and pre-cancerous skin produced by sun damage. It can also be used to remove the whiteheads and blackheads of acne and decrease the severity of inflammatory pimples or cysts that may occur.

Is it dangerous?

As with any medical procedure, there is some slight risk, however, it is minimal with this procedure.

Is it painful?

As the chemical is applied to the skin, there is a burning sensation which may persist for a few minutes, but generally disappears quickly. The stronger the peel, the longer the burning sensation. Pain rarely persists beyond 10-30 minutes in even the deepest of peels. Pain medication may be administered prior to the procedure, but Tylenol extra-strength (1000mg) is all that is usually needed, even with the deeper peels.

Is anesthesia required?

Not normally. The pain is not sufficient to warrant the use of an anesthetic. For some peels the doctor may recommend a local nerve block to the area to decrease the burning sensation.

What is expected from a chemical peel?

It is expected that there will be improvement, but not complete removal, of the fine lines and wrinkles of the face. This may include the fine lines around the eyes and mouth, and those occasionally seen in the cheeks. There is sometimes a degree of color change in the skin after a chemical peel. The skin may heal to be lighter or darker in color than normal skin. Generally this discoloration resolves with time. To minimize this effect, the chemical peel may be done over the entire face and carried down into the shadow area below the lower jaw.

 

Latest Blog

Laser away sun damage in your LUNCHTIME

 IPL Photo Rejuvenation

In less than an hour, obtain more youthful and revitalized skin by reducing fine lines, blemishes, broken blood vessels; fading freckles, sun/age spots; smoothing rough skin; and minimizing pore size whil

Skin "Pick me up" in 30 Minutes

Microdermabrasion

Physical exfoliation buffs and polishes your skin to achieve a healthy glow. It also helps to alleviate fine lines, pigmentation, acne, dull and dry skin. Microdermabrasion is a virtually painless procedure that useView more

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