Acne is actually a disease that affects the hair follicles found on the face, back and chest. It is not caused by bacteria, but this can also play an important role in its development. Acne can appear as occluded pores, tender red bumps, pustules, or cysts. Most people with acne are aged between 12 and 25, but this medical condition can affect older people too.
Benefits of Acne Treatment
Acne can be treated in a variety of ways. Patients experience a boost of confidence after treating their acne problems. Here are a few important benefits of acne treatments:
- Improved appearance and enhanced self-esteem
- The skin can be completely rejuvenated and healed
- No facial blemishes, red bumps, zits, or cysts
- The pain is minimal to non existent
Treatment Options Available
Mild to moderate scarring can be treated using chemical peels which is a non-surgical solution. A topical chemical mixture is applied on the treatment skin to remove dead skin cells and impurities. A new, healthy layer of skin will grow afterwards.
The laser resurfacing technique might be used for patients who want to achieve an evenly-toned complexion. This procedure uses laser light to focus on precise skin areas. It is an invasive and highly accurate technique.
The doctor might use dermabrasion to eliminate deep lines or severe pitting caused by acne. This procedure is also used to eliminate pre-cancerous skin growths and it is highly effective.
Dr. Fischer will evaluate the patient first during the initial consultation so as to determine the most suitable acne treatment method for each unique patient case.
Acne Treatment | FAQ
How long does chemical peel treatment take?
The chemical peel procedure might take approximately 15 minutes to complete. If the acne scars are stubborn, several treatment sessions might be required.
Am I a good candidate for dermabrasion treatment?
Patients who have taken isotretinoin before might not be good candidates for dermabrasion to eliminate acne problems. Dr. Fischer will assess your suitability through a consultation session.
Who is not a good candidate for laser resurfacing acne treatment?
Patients who have active acne or a very dark skin complexion might not be good candidates for this type of procedure.
What should I expect after laser resurfacing acne treatment?
The treated skin area will start to peel and expose a fresh layer of healthy skin. Irritation and bruises might occur and they are normal. The surgeon might prescribe disinfecting solutions and moisturizers to minimize discomfort and promote healing.
Are there any post-procedure care instructions I need to follow?
Patients who were treated using the dermabrasion procedure can resume normal activities soon afterwards. Cleaning the skin multiple times a day is recommended to prevent infection. Sun exposure should be avoided. Sunscreen should be worn every day if the peeling has ceased.
Achieve the Best Results with Dr. Robert S. Fischer – Your Acne Treatment Expert
If you have concerns or questions related to acne treatment options, contact our office today and make an appointment with Dr. Fischer, a reputable plastic surgeon with many years of experience. He will answer all your questions, and provide further professional guidance to fulfill your best interests.