Breakthrough Acne Treatments for Teens and Young Adults that Really Work

Tennessee Dermatological Expert Face ProceduresIf we asked you what your biggest insecurity was in high school, I’m sure we would hear a variety of responses but the majority of the answers would be acne. Whether it was mild to moderate or all the way to severe, when you had a breakout, it was all you could focus on. Remember that feeling when you felt your pimple spoke louder than you did? No one likes to go through that, let alone remember that. As former acne patients ourselves at Gold Skin Care Center, we know the struggle many teens face today. As aestheticians now, we can help with a variety of acne treatment options that improve skin clarity for teens and young adults.

Our Acne-Fighting Services


Facial treatments are one of the simplest, yet most effective acne treatments that can be done. Facials are great for the skin because they combine medical grade products for cleansing, exfoliation, and masks with exposure to steam to help open pores. This helps make extractions go smoother and be less painful. Facials are customized for each Nashville patient according to the skin type and need. The facials for effective acne treatment at Gold Skin Care Center usually take an hour and are recommended once a month as part of a healthy pimple removal routine.

PPx Pore-Cleansing Acne Treatment

Neo Touchless from Solta Medical is a unique PPx pore-cleansing acne treatment that uses a system called Photopneumatic (PPx) technology, which combines gentle vacuum therapy with a painless broadband light to reach deep into the skin to kill the bacteria that causes acne. This device was first studied at our Tennessee Clinical Research Center (TCRC) by Dr. Michael H. Gold and has been used for years to effectively eradicate acne. The broadband light also helps shrink the skin’s oil glands while the vacuum helps remove the contents of the pores. Our patients love that this pimple treatment is pain-free and doesn’t require any downtime.

During the Neo Touchless acne treatment, which takes about 30 minutes to complete a full face, patients feel a slight sensation of tugging from the pneumatic device and warmth from the broadband light. After the treatment is complete, our patients apply a light layer of SPF and go on with their daily activities. Usually, people can see a reduced amount of acne within a few days and faster healing of active lesions. It is recommended that patients undergo Neo Touchless treatments in a series of 6-8 sessions spaced out every two weeks for best results.

PPx is the strongest and most effective acne treatment in Nashville to combat acne that has been resistant to topical therapy because it works deep within the pores to regulate oil production and kill bacteria. It can also be used for mild or moderate acne and will ultimately help patients reach their skin goals much faster. PPx is effective on all skin tones and types and is one of the safest, most pain-free methods for treating acne. Schedule your pimple removal session at Gold Skin Care Center today!


Microdermabrasion treatments are great for teens and young adults in Nashville. About 80% of all teens suffer from acne and about 20% of them will experience long-term effects of their acne, which can include pigmentation/discoloration of the skin and “pitted” scaring. Microdermabrasion will not only help to improve clogged pores, blackheads, and breakouts but, if done consistently, it will help to prevent acne scarring.

Microdermabrasion is a bit stronger than a facial and will help to unclog pores and exfoliate the skin. Once the top layer of dead skin is removed, the nourishing and acne-fighting products can sink into the skin more effectively. Typically, a microdermabrasion acne treatment last for about 45 minutes to 1 hour and require no downtime afterward, meaning teens can return to school or normal activities without their peers knowing they had anything done. These acne treatments are painless and recommended once a month.

Schedule Your Next Skin-Clearing Treatment at Our Nashville Practice

It is our passion to help improve skin conditions and watch our patients gain more confidence with clearer, healthier skin. At Gold Skin Care Center, beautiful skin is our only business! To receive expert skin care and acne treatment, please do not hesitate to contact us in Nashville by calling (615) 645-2314 or fill out our contact form online.

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