Acne & Pimples
Who did not have acne as a teenager? For most people this problem resolves quickly, but for some, it is a problem that continues well into adult life, with recurrent outbreaks of redness, blackheads, and pimples, that can lead to permanent scarring. Can you do something about this problem? You sure can!
We start by assessing you for medically treatable causes of acne. It may be a matter of adjusting your diet, or managing a medical condition such as a hormonal issue. There are a number of medications and skin care products that can help.
If medications do not provide you with sufficient relief, there are a multitude of new treatments available to you thanks to the recent advances in aesthetic medicine. These treatments include:
- Radiofrequency technologies.
- Broad Band Light (BBL).
- Blue Light treatments to kill bacteria and to shrink the sebaceous glands that harbor them.
- Chemical Peels.
- Micro-laser peels to remove and renew the surface layers of the skin; Intra-lesional medications to shrink the persistent cysts.
Finally, scarring can be addressed by using a combination of ablative, non-ablative, or fractionally ablative laser resurfacing techniques, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and intra-lesional injections.
Chemical Peels involve the use of weak acids which can be brushed onto your skin for a strictly controlled time interval, and then neutralized or removed. This is used to safely dissolve the superficial layer of dead skin cells, thus stimulating deeper layers of skin to produce collagen and new cells. Acid peels are used for treatment of acne, skin pores, wrinkles, and skin blemishes.
Book your consultation today. Call us at 604-284-5501 if you have any questions. Our friendly trained staff will help you every step of the way.