June is National Acne Awareness Month! Acne is a skin condition that most people deal with at some point in their lives. Whether it’s a minor problem or not, Acne debilitates your ability to be confident in your skin. There are many causes of Acne ranging from hormones to improper hygiene, but, luckily, it’s not unfixable.
In honor of Acne Awareness Month, I want to inform you of some solutions I love for helping people deal with their acne to get radiantly clear skin that allows them to feel like their best selves.
Frozen C Cryotherapy
The Frozen C Cryotherapy Facial uses cold concentrated cryogen to deliver medically therapeutic levels of extreme cold to the skin while still being comfortable for the patient. It increases blood flow and causes a proliferation of available oxygen to revive tissues and reduce inflammation, redness, and bruising. The Frozen C Facial is also great for reducing the appearance of large pores and smoothing skin tone and texture. As it is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, this ‘facial’ is perfect for patients seeking to reduce acne!
The Jessner Peel is a chemical peel that offers a solution of alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acid to treat acne, age spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and melasma. It is one of the best peels that you can get to treat acne. It is effective for all kinds of acne from whiteheads caused by clogged pores to cystic acne caused by hormones. While every individual is different, this peel usually results in mild peeling for three to four days allowing you to reap the benefits without the lengthy downtime.
Retinoic Acid Peel
The Retinoic Acid Peel is another chemical peel that’s great for acne! It can even be used on top of the Jessner Peel for those needing a stronger impact. Packed with Tretinoin and Retinoic Acid as well as potent Vitamin A derivatives, this peel helps reduce oil production and bacteria and increases collagen production leaving you with clearer skin after two to four days of mild flaking.
Denave 585 Fiberoptic
The Denave 585 is a fiberoptic laser that is excellent for treating acne! It also helps with vascularities, rosacea, sun damage, age spots, and post-injectable bruising. This laser has little to no downtime with only two to three days of mild swelling and pinkness for most patients.
Cortisone Injections are great for treating acne! During this procedure, Kenalog is injected into the affected area thereby improving redness, swelling, and discomfort immediately. It almost immediately enhances skin appearance with blemishes disappearing and even helping your skin avoid scarring within 24 hours.
Obagi Medical Acne Cleansing Wipes
Obagi’s Acne Cleansing Wipes are the perfect on-the-go solution for acne. With 2% salicylic acid, these wipes work quickly to cleanse and refresh the skin thereby preventing acne. They are gentle and nourishing while still packing powerful and effective ingredients in acne treatment.
Obagi Medical Retivance® Skin Rejuvenating Complex
The Retivance® Skin Rejuvenating Complex from Obagi combines retinaldehyde, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E along with other ingredients. This improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of acne and redness on the skin. It’s great for patients who want a calming acne treatment without flaking or peeling. Especially, when used alongside the Obagi Acne Cleansing Wipes.
Skinbetter AlphaRet® Exfoliating Peel Pads
Skinbetter’s AlphaRet® Exfoliating Peel Pads is another product I love for treating acne! With triple-acid formulation and Skinbetter’s patented retinoid AlphaRet, these pads exfoliate the skin improving the appearance of skin imperfections, reducing pores and rough patches, and removing dead skin to prevent clogged pores and new acne from forming.
Obagi Medical Tretinoin 0.1% Cream
Tretinoin is a type of retinoid that is available by prescription. This is a great topical solution for those with chronic acne. It also treats wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. It works by increasing cellular turnover and chemically exfoliating the top layer of skin, unclogging pores, and calming inflammation.
While it may not seem like the most obvious solution, protecting your skin from harmful UV rays and free radicals is a great way to prevent acne from appearing or worsening. When our skin is exposed to heat from the sun, acne can flare up, which is why the Bluestone Sunshield is a good product for those with acne! This chic sun protection solution blocks harmful rays and is perfect for outdoor activities.