If acne has left its mark on your face, you may feel embarrassed about your appearance or have given up hope in finding the right treatment.
Marina Metelitsin, MD, at Marina Medispa in Edgewater, New Jersey, understands how acne breakouts and scarring can affect your self-confidence and satisfaction with your skin health. That’s why she offers several highly effective acne treatments to meet your needs.
Root causes of acne
While healthy eating can help prevent acne breakouts and help ensure your skin stays healthy, there are other factors that can influence your risk of developing acne.
Acne is a skin condition that results when hair follicles in your skin become clogged with excess oils and dead skin cells. As a result, the walls of your hair follicles begin to bulge outward through your skin’s surface. In some cases, the follicles can also get infected with bacteria, causing inflammation, redness, and even pain.
Factors that can increase your risk for frequent acne breakouts include:
- Hormone changes
- Use of certain medications
There may even be a link between a carb-rich diet and acne. If you regularly eat breads, chips, or chocolate, you may be prone to more acne breakouts.
Exploring acne treatments
Depending on the severity of your acne condition or scars, you may benefit from one or more acne treatment. Services to consider include:
Chemical peels improve your skin’s texture and appearance by using a chemical solution to remove the outer layers of dead skin.
Laser resurfacing uses laser technology to gently remove dead and damaged skin cells and promote the growth of new collagen.
Medical grade facials
Medical grade facials combine several procedures to effectively clean and moisturize your skin using high-quality tools and skin products.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy
Platelet-rich plasma therapy helps repair your skin internally. Dr. Metelitsin injects your own blood, rich with growth factors, into acne-damaged areas of skin. Over time, new cells develop, thus improving the appearance and texture of your skin.
Choosing the right acne treatment
To ensure your skin is protected and your acne is addressed properly, Dr. Metelitsin will determine which treatment is right for you based on your skin’s condition and your desired results.
If you’re interested in cleaning clogged pores, a medical grade facial may be the ideal solution for you. This treatment option can effectively extract pore-clogging material and exfoliate your dead skin. As a result, your skin will look smoother, brighter, and clearer.
If your primary concern is the visible scars left behind after an acne breakout, you may benefit from a laser resurfacing treatment. Using the Icon® laser system, a resurfacing procedure can remove the outer, damaged layer of skin to reveal the fresh, healthy skin underneath.
Additionally, laser treatments will trigger your body’s own production of collagen to reduce the appearance of acne-related scars. This process will allow your skin to heal from the inside out.
You have many options for acne treatments. To choose the one that’s right for you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Marina Medispa today.