Whether it’s the result of genetics, hormones or certain medications, adult acne can put a damper on your confidence and your quality of life. Here at Artisan’s Rejuvenation Med Spa, we offer a variety of treatments and skin care products to help you find relief from acne. During your personal consultation, we will help you determine which product or treatment is best for you.
Before you can determine whether you need a product or treatment to help you combat your adult acne, it’s important to identify what type of acne you’re dealing with. Common types of acne include:
- Blackheads and whiteheads are mild forms of non-inflammatory acne that do not leave acne scars.
- Papules are a mild form of inflammatory acne that occurs when blackheads or whiteheads worsen and affect the surrounding skin. They appear as small red bumps beneath the skin that may be slightly tender or swollen.
- Pustules or pimples are a type of inflammatory acne that appear pus-filled, swollen and red.
- Cystic acne is one of the most severe forms of inflammatory acne, causing the appearance of large, tender blemishes containing pus and leaving deep acne scarring.
Now that you know the basics, let’s get into possible acne treatments:
Ideal for: Blackheads, whiteheads and papules
A fantastic treatment for enhancing skin clarity, chemical peels can help you find relief from multiple kinds of acne by clearing away dead, damaged skin cells, unclogging pores and stimulating the growth of radiant new skin. A light chemical peel, such as our ZO® Skin Health Stimulator Peel, is ideal for treating blackheads, whiteheads and papules and preventing future breakouts without damaging the skin. By stimulating healthy cellular turnover and clearing away dirt and debris, chemical peels can help you find lasting relief from adult acne.
Agnes RF microneedling
Ideal for: Cystic acne
While Agnes RF microneedling is primarily known for its skin tightening abilities, you may be surprised to find out that it’s also an effective treatment for cystic acne. Prior to treatment, we will thoroughly cleanse the skin and remove any excess sebum from the hair follicles. Then, a tiny needle is inserted into the follicle, through which we deliver a radiofrequency current that destroys the acne-causing sebaceous glands. You may require a series of treatments to see your desired results — during your personal consultation, we’ll help you determine your ideal treatment timeline.
Clinical skin care products
We proudly offer a variety of skin care products to help you enhance your skin health both in our office and at home. Included in our selection are products specifically designed to treat and control acne, such as:
AHA / BHA Clarifying Cleanser from AR Skin Care
Ideal for: Whiteheads and blackheads
This clarifying cleanser features alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), two potent exfoliants with their own strengths. AHAs work on the skin’s surface to treat whiteheads and blackheads, while BHAs get underneath the surface to unclog pores and prevent future breakouts.
Acne control from ZO® Skin Health
Ideal for: Pustules and papules
This maximum strength formula targets acne by controlling oil levels on the skin’s surface and eliminating acne-causing bacteria. This product contains benzoyl peroxide, which can be helpful in treating both pustules and papules.