Acne. It’s thought of as a problem of youth – those sore, red, bumpy areas that love to show up right before a big event. Or, before a small event. Or, everyday!
It’s not just a problem of the young. Many men and women struggle with acne throughout their teen and adult lives. It’s no fun, and no laughing matter. It can not only affect a person’s appearance, but also their mood, confidence and self esteem.
There are many treatments for acne, but unfortunately, this is not a one-size-fits-all issue. Over the counter products, prescription creams, oral antibiotics and potent acne treatment pills can have varying effectiveness, as well as their up and down sides.
At Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, we tackle acne the same way we approach skin rejuvenation and other cosmetic procedures – by looking at each patient individually, then designing a plan just for them. We have many tools at our disposal, and can combine treatments to maximize effectiveness for that specific person. We have lasers, radiofrequency sessions, a specialized treatment with our oxygen rich Jet Peel™ and high quality, physician grade skin care products. By using a mix of these, we can frequently find the best plan to greatly improve a person’s acne. AND, we are also able to treat acne scarring, so once the bumps are gone, we can help minimize the damage the acne has done.
This targeted treatment may allow a patient to avoid the need for long term oral antibiotics and other potent acne treatment pills, simply by treating the skin itself. Many of the patients we see say they prefer not to take oral medicines for their skin issues, if they can avoid it. Take a look at our before and after pictures, and, if you are pleased with what you see, call us for a consultation. We’d be happy to take a close look at your skin and work with you to design a plan for the greatest potential results.
Maybe, that Scarlet Letter “A” for acne, can soon be changed to “A” for AWESOME!