Everything You Need to Know About Acne Treatments

  • posted: Dec. 20, 2022

Do you suffer from acne breakouts or blemishes? Acne is one of the most common skin care concerns, particularly for teenagers and young adults. When you experience acne at any age, you could benefit from acne treatments.

If over-the-counter acne products haven’t worked for your breakouts, the next step is a professional acne treatment from a skin care expert.

At Gold Skin Care Center, we offer a variety of acne treatments. Find out more about our acne treatments in the guide below.

Candidates for Acne Treatments

If you struggle with constant acne breakouts, you may be a candidate for acne treatment. Most people who seek acne treatment are teenagers and young adults, but blemishes can occur at any age.

When your acne becomes an ongoing problem, consulting with a skin care provider can determine whether professional acne treatment is right for you.

Types of Acne Treatments

There are numerous types of acne treatments that use a variety of technologies to combat breakouts. Learn more about each of these acne treatments here.

NeoClear by Aerolase

NeoClear by Aerolase is a medical-grade laser that can be used as an acne treatment. The Aerolase NeoClear laser penetrates deep into the skin to eliminate several common causes of acne, including bacteria, sebum production, and inflammation.


ADVATx is an innovative acne treatment that uses yellow light and infrared laser light to resolve acne blemishes. ADVATx can reduce your acne breakouts by destroying bacteria and limiting oil production overall.

IPL Treatments

IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments also work beneath the skin to create a clearer complexion. IPL treatments use pulses of light to target damaged skin cells and the bacteria that can lead to acne breakouts.

Blue Light

Blue light acne treatment uses wavelengths of blue light to destroy propionibacterium acne, or P acnes. These bacteria live on your skin and in your oil glands and lead to acne breakouts. Blue light treatments eliminate the bacteria and reduce your acne blemishes and breakouts.

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy, or PDT, is an acne treatment that uses a topical photosensitizing agent called Levulan Kerastick. When combined with the exact wavelength of light, this topical agent can minimize pores and reduce oil glands to resolve acne vulgaris and fade the appearance of acne scars.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Best Acne Treatments

Are you interested in acne treatment to get a clearer complexion? Find out more about acne treatments from the most commonly asked questions clients have.

How Do I Know What’s the Best Acne Treatment for Me?

With a variety of acne treatments, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. That’s why we require patients to have a consultation before receiving their first acne treatment. During your appointment, we’ll evaluate your skin and determine the best acne treatment for your complexion.

Will I Have to Prepare for My Acne Treatment?

There’s no real preparation required for acne treatment. All you need to do is wash your face with a mild cleanser prior to arriving at your appointment. We ask that you do not apply any makeup, skin care products, or other topicals to your skin before treatment.

Is Acne Treatment an Outpatient Procedure?

Acne treatments are non-surgical, outpatient procedures. There are no incisions or sutures involved with any of our acne treatments. You can receive acne treatment and return home immediately afterward without any downtime.

How Long Will My Acne Treatment Take?

The exact duration of your acne treatment will vary depending on the procedure. Most acne treatments fall somewhere between 30 minutes and one hour.

What Is Recovery Like After Acne Treatment?

There is little to no recovery process after receiving acne treatment. The only recommendation is that you avoid direct or prolonged sun exposure and harsh exfoliating products.

Do I Need Multiple Sessions?

In many cases, clients need more than one session to see optimal results. Depending on the severity of your acne, you may need three to six sessions to see your complexion completely clear up.

When Will I See the Results of My Acne Treatment?

While you may see an immediate improvement in your skin, it will take several weeks to see the complete results of your acne treatment. Once your initial round of treatment is finished, it can take about two to three months to see your acne diminished or entirely gone.

How Can I Maintain My Clear Complexion?

After your skin is clear from your acne treatment, you will need to maintain your new complexion. The following are some tips for keeping your skin clear and free of new acne breakouts:

  • Wash your face twice daily with a mild cleanser to reduce oil buildup
  • Do not squeeze, scratch, or pick acne blemishes to avoid scarring
  • Use topical astringents to remove any excess oil after cleansing
  • Avoid harsh exfoliants, scrubbing products, or irritants

For many patients, following a clean diet and staying well-hydrated can also help keep breakouts at bay. A clean diet is low in dairy, saturated oil, and processed foods.

Where to Find Acne Treatment

Have you been struggling with acne breakouts or blemishes? The acne treatments at Gold Skin Care Center could help. We provide a variety of acne treatments for patients throughout Nashville, TN, and the surrounding areas.

Our treatments use everything from laser light to photosensitizing agents to reduce the causes of acne and help you achieve smoother skin. To determine the best treatment for your skin, contact us today to schedule a consultation with our acne treatment dermatologist.