Acne is an embarrassing sign of irritated skin. Most store-bought products do little to help clear your skin and may even cause breakouts. Our professional acne treatments improve skin health to eliminate blemishes and reduce the frequency and severity of breakouts. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lars Enevoldsen of Skinfinite Solutions Medical Spa and Laser Center, offers acne treatments for men and women in Modesto, Stockton and surrounding areas of California.
What are Acne Treatments?
Although acne is a distracting skin problem, it is not a sign of poor hygiene. Most people with acne spend countless hours using products that are intended to keep the skin clean. The products that are available in stores, though, often exacerbate the underlying causes of acne.
Acne describes various types of inflammation and infection that occur in the pores. The condition is caused by several factors. You may have acne due to one or more of these factors.
Starting at the surface of the skin, you shed skin cells each day. If these dead cells are not removed properly, they can enter the pores. Here the dead skin cells mix with a special oil that helps retain moisture in the skin. This creates a thick substance that clogs the pores. Once the pore is clogged, a specific type of bacteria begins to multiply deep inside the pore. This leads to inflammation and infection.
Treating just one aspect of acne, such as excess oil, will not always resolve the problem. A multi-faceted approach is needed.
Benefits of Acne Treatments
Our professional acne treatments are not specifically designed to eliminate acne. Rather, they improve skin health, and a secondary benefit is less acne and fewer breakouts. This approach provides a foundation for giving your skin what it needs to stay clear.
How Do Acne Treatments Work?
Acne treatments include oral medications, topical applications and medical spa treatments. The most common cosmetic treatment for acne is chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing. Periodic facials can keep your skin healthy and allow our aestheticians to look for early signs of problems.
What to Expect from Acne Treatments
Because we focus on skin health, you may experience breakouts when you first start treatment. This indicates that your skin is expelling hidden oils and dead skin cells. The blemishes should resolve in a day or two. After a few weeks of consistent treatment, you will notice a significant reduction in the frequency and severity of your breakouts.
How Much Do Acne Treatments Cost in Modesto, CA?
Acne treatments at our medical spa are not covered by medical insurance. After the consultation, we provide an estimated cost based on your treatment plan. We may modify the plan based on the results, and this may mean additional fees. For your convenience, we accept payment by cash, checks, major credit cards and financing through CareCredit®.
If you are frustrated with the results of your at-home acne treatments, learn more about how Skinfinite Solutions Medical Spa and Laser Center can help you leverage professional treatments with effective skin care. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary.