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Acne: A skin disorder that can destroy both the complexion and one’s self-confidence

While acne is usually associated with adolescence, many adults suffer from this irritating skin ailment and seek out treatment from a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist. Acne doesn’t just appear on the face; it also targets the arms, back, shoulders, buttocks, chest and neck. The raised legions can heal poorly, leaving debilitating scars and craters in their wake. Often the skin reacts with redness, swelling, soreness and inflammation, causing significant distress and interrupting the normal flow of life. Advanced Skin & Vein Care Centers offer acne treatment and acne scar removal in Lexington and Georgetown to combat and reverse the effects of this skin ailment.

How does acne form?

Rooted at the base of each facial hair follicle is an oil gland that produces the appropriate amount of secretion to keep the skin healthy and glowing. When these hair follicle roots become saturated with dirt, dead cells, debris or makeup, the oil builds up, creating a pimple. Sometimes these growths fill with bacteria, making their spread throughout the skin cells even worse. They may mushroom to become pustules, lesions, cysts or nodules.

How do acne scars form?

Many clients struggle with picking at their pimples. This sometimes leaves damaging scars, which are due to an excess of collagen being released by the body to compensate for a wound. Acne scars are quite troublesome because even after the pimples themselves have healed, they still leave a trail that can negatively affect the appearance.

What are some causes of acne?

There are several factors that contribute to acne, including overproduction of the androgen hormone during the teenage years, or a general change in the oil glands’ functioning. There is also the possibility that acne is genetic and is passed on through the generations.

What are the best treatments for acne and acne scar removal?

Advanced Skin & Vein Care Centers is pleased to offer our Lexington and Georgetown clients a wide selection of procedures that can revitalize the skin and clear up the complexion. We may suggest antibiotics, retinoids or glycolic acid, or may direct a client towards birth control pills, which can regulate hormones. Medications like Isotretinoin may also be prescribed.

In addition, your physician may recommend laser therapy like Fractional laser or Radiofrequency Microneedling for acne scaring. Dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, dermal fillers, PRX-t33 chemical peels are all excellent acne scaring treatment options. Treatments like Alma Laser AFT 420 and Blue lght LED therapy are excellent treatments for active acne. Visit Advanced Skin & Vein Care Centers for some excellent results from acne scar removal Lexington and Georgetown clients can rely on.

Acne Scars Laser Treatments By Pixel Perfect

Acne scars can be an unfair reminder of the past. After all, first you had to endure the acne, and then you were stuck with a permanent scar. Not so long ago someone with acne scaring had few options or hope for better looking skin. This was true even for light or moderate scaring. Thanks to advances in aesthetic medicine times have changed. In other words, you don’t have to live with acne scarring. You can do something about it! And Pixel Perfect™ may be the perfect solution for you. Pixel Perfect is an aesthetic laser treatment that can make your acne scars a thing of the past. Unlike deep peels and other solutions, the downtime can be as short as a few days. In fact, depending on the type of Pixel Perfect laser used for your treatment, you might appear to have slight sunburn and that it. The end result, however, can be astonishing!

Active Acne Laser Treatments Harmony® laser AFT

Acne is a common condition characterized by obstructed sebaceous glands, pimples and sometimes deeper cysts or nodules that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Acne begins in adolescence and usually affects most teenagers at some time. However, adults too can suffer with acne. When severe, acne can often result in scarring. Even less severe cases can lead to scarring, if not properly treated. Until recently, patients with persistent, moderate acne have been treated with only topical or sometimes systemic antibiotics. Recent studies have demonstrated, however, that certain discrete spectra can trigger endogenic porphyrins that naturally destroy P. acnes bacteria — and in just a fraction of the time it typically takes for antibiotics to work. Within eight brief acne laser treatments, over just four weeks, Harmony® laser AFT can provide significant improvement. This is three times faster than common antibiotics and topical. Patients should achieve 80% clearance and treatments for acne take only a few minutes.

Key advantages for patients
•Quicker results than pharmaceuticals
•Safe treatment with 80% acne clearance on average
•12 easy treatments instead of daily pills or creams

Acne Laser Treatments | Healthy Skin | Advanced Skin & Vein Care Centers | KY
Smooth Skin | Acne Treatments | Kentucky Med Spa | Lexington, KY

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