Acne is a frustrating problem that many young people (and some adults) deal with regularly. While acne is a physical problem, it also impacts people socially and psychologically.
Fortunately, there are new and exciting innovations that can help to banish acne.
Every person’s skin is somewhat different and responds differently to treatments. Our expert dermatologists and clinicians will work with you to find an effective treatment for your acne or other skin problem so your skin can look its best.
Founder Dr. Michael Gold has a world-class reputation for the best and most advanced skincare treatments. With his skill and knowledge, we’ve designed this short guide to innovative acne treatments.
What Causes Acne?
Acne often starts at puberty and can continue for many years afterward, often well into adulthood.
As a teenager’s body starts maturing, it produces more hormones. Some of these hormones stimulate the oil-producing glands (or the sebaceous skin glands).
These glands within pores or hair follicles can become plugged when they produce the oil faster than it can be excreted. When clogs occur, the location appears red, swollen, and sometimes exudes pus.
What Can You Do About Acne?
Sometimes, a proper skincare regimen is enough to clear acne. For example, use a gentle skin cleanser (scrubbing can cause inflammation) twice daily and then apply a topical astringent to reduce oil.
It’s important not to pick or scratch at acne as that can leave small but permanent scars on the skin.
If acne becomes a recurring issue, here are some of the best solutions on the market today:
Sometimes, a skincare regimen isn’t enough to clear acne. In these cases, a topical prescription medication or an oral medication may be used to clear up acne problems.
Choosing the right acne medication can be difficult and is best done with the guidance of a professional. If you want to treat your acne with medication, schedule an appointment with Gold Skin Care Center today.
Other Treatment Options
Nashville’s Gold Skin Care Center has several treatments for acne beyond medication. These can include:
- Laser or light therapy
- Chemical peels
- Acne photodynamic treatment
Our dermatologists may also suggest a vitamin A pill (isotretinoin) for severe or particularly stubborn cases.
Aerolase Neo Treatments
Aerolase Neo treatment therapy is treatment by an aesthetic medical laser to completely revitalize the skin and treat over 30 skin concerns, including, but not limited to:
- Age spots and sun damage
- Redness and pigmentation issues
- Spider veins
- Enlarged pores
- Tone and texture issues
- Unwanted facial hair
This treatment is safe and effective for all skin tones and skin types.
NeoClear treatments are safe and effective for patients of all ages and skin types. They involve a very advanced laser treatment that can reduce inflammation, minimize acne breakouts, and help improve acne scars.
At Gold Skin Care Center, we also offer Intense Pulsed Light (or IPL) treatments to improve skin’s appearance, reduce large pores, correct dark circles under the eyes, treat sun damage and age spots, and treat mild acne scarring.
Modern Acne Solutions at Gold Skin Care Center
Ready to get rid of red, bumpy, acne-prone skin? Contact the expert clinicians at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville today. We’ll develop a custom solution and treatment plan using the latest and greatest tools in dermatology.