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Acne Scar Treatment

Acne and Acne Scar Treatment

Acne can be a persistent problem. There are numerous causes and types of acne, so treatment plans must be tailored to the individual. Customized treatment plans may also incorporate therapies that reduce the appearance of acne scars and discoloration.

Candidates for Acne Treatment

Patients may consider professional treatment for acne or acne scarring if they suffer from concerns such as severe acne, cystic acne, and acne scarring that have not responded to at-home remedies. The specific treatments chosen will depend on factors that include your skin type and the severity of your acne.

Acne and Acne Scar Treatment

Your acne treatment may include a series of facials, advanced light therapies, and medications. These therapies are effective at targeting causes of acne like bacteria, excess oil production, hyperkeratosis (excess growth of skin cells), and inflammation. Additionally, these procedures can address scarring by stimulating the body’s natural healing process, triggering cellular renewal and collagen production.

Fotona for Acne Treatment

Fotona can be used to treat both active acne and acne scarring. The powerful Nd:YAG laser penetrates the skin to address overactive oil glands, which can reduce the severity of inflammation. The Er:YAG laser can be used to resurface the skin and encourage collagen production, which can help improve the appearance of acne scars.

BLU-U® Light Therapy

BLU-U® light therapy is a treatment that uses a photosensitive drug and a light source to activate it. Exposure of the photosensitive drug to the light produces by-products that target the bacteria responsible for acne breakouts.

Professional Grade Facials

While results may vary, clinical studies have shown that professional facials are very effective at targeting the conditions that cause breakouts. Other treatments, such as microdermabrasion or a chemical peel, can also prevent breakouts and help eliminate acne by clearing away dead skin cells and other debris notorious for clogging pores and causing breakouts.

Additionally, acne facials use specialized ingredients that slow down the production of the oil in your skin. Facials may also help treat scarring by triggering collagen production and cellular renewal.

Venus Viva™

Venus Viva™ is safe for all skin types and uses revolutionary NanoFractional radiofrequency (RF) and SmartScan™ technology. Venus Viva™ delivers superior results through a selective dermal heating process. Tiny micro-pins deliver RF energy to the dermis, generating heat and encouraging the production of collagen.

Acne Medication

Dr. Tchelebi can prescribe medication and similar products for patients who may benefit from daily home care using a topical or systemic acne medication.

Medication is often used in conjunction with other treatments such as light therapy. Treatment plans that incorporate medication can be customized after an in-depth consultation.

Recovery After Acne Treatment

Most acne treatments require little to no downtime. Many patients are able to undergo their procedure during a lunch break. A series or combination of treatments may be recommended, depending on your skin and the severity of your condition.

Acne and Acne Scar Treatment Results

The time it will take to see results may vary. Patients will begin to see a reduction in inflammation and the severity of breakouts. Certain therapies will also reduce the appearance of scarring or discoloration caused by acne.

PROFESSIONAL ACNE TREATMENT FAQ

Professional Acne treatment using cosmetic lasers treat acne in numerous ways.

  • One common culprit of acne breakouts is bacteria clogged pores and hair follicles. Clinical studies have shown that lasers can penetrate clogged pores and follicles to target and destroy the bacteria that triggers the inflammation attributed to acne breakouts.
  • By heating and shrinking the sebaceous gland, laser therapies can also stem the overproduction of sebum, the skin’s oil that commonly causes acne.

Yes. In addition to professional facials and laser acne treatment, Dr. Tchelebi may treat clients who have severe or chronic cystic acne with prescription acne medication, blue light therapy, cortisone injections, and other professional acne treatments that are only available from skilled and certified doctors.*

Pigmented acne scars describe the dark or purple discoloration that is often caused by cystic acne. Pigmented scars can be successfully treated with specific light therapies such as IPL lasers (intense pulse light therapy) and BBL lasers (broad band light therapy.) While results and treatment duration varies per client, typically a series of 3-5 treatments is generally effective in diminishing the dark or purple discoloration.*

Laser acne treatments are especially effective at diminishing the appearance of acne scars. The ice pick scars or pitted scars that result from severe acne are treated with ablative laser treatments. Laser skin resurfacing treatments often use ablative laser technology to deeply exfoliate and stimulate collagen production. Fractional ablative lasers provide a minimally invasive treatment, which typically means minimal to no down time. Treatments are fast and results are usually apparent after a single treatment, allowing you to enjoy the immediate and long term benefits shortly after your first treatment.*

Venus Viva is a revolutionary technology utilizing fractionated ablative lasers for treatment of wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and improved texture.

Venus Viva™ is safe for all skin types and operates with the revolutionary NanoFractional Radio Frequency™ (RF) and SmartScan™ technology. Venus Viva™ delivers superior results through a selective dermal heating process. The use of NanoFractional RF™ delivers energy through the epidermis, to the dermis, to generate heat and initiate skin change, rebuilding collagen and fibroblast stimulation, all resulting in tissue remodeling.

While all patients are different and results may vary, typically, clients who opt for Acne Laser treatments using the Venus Viva™, can expect to have smoother, clearer and younger looking skin with as little as 3-4 sessions, last 15 minutes each!*

While results may vary, typically, regardless of the specific treatments utilized in your personalized acne plan, you can expect very few side effects and minimal to no downtime.* Most acne treatments are quick and convenient, and most can be performed during your lunch break.

Many patients want to know how to get rid of cystic acne. For those with severe and persistent cystic acne, Dr. Tchelebi will customize a treatment plan that is uniquely designed to treat cystic acne. Treatment options may include the use of cortisone injections or a series of Acne Blue Light treatments for the complete suppression of acne flare-ups.*

Many patients want to know how to get rid of acne. While results may vary, Acne Medication is one treatment option that may help reduce acne. Providing a comprehensive approach to acne treatment, Dr. Tchelebi is able to prescribe prescription acne medication and similar products for patients who are appropriate candidates and may benefit from daily home care using a topical or systemic acne medication.

Acne medication is often used in conjunction with other acne treatments. For example, Levulan (aminolevulinic acid HCl) is indicated for patients suffering from cystic acne, and can be especially effective when combined with light therapy. Acne treatment plans that incorporate acne medication are customized by Dr. Tchelebi after an in-depth consultation.

BLU-U® light therapy is a treatment for skin conditions, such as acne, that uses a photosensitive drug and a light source to activate it. Exposure of the photosensitive drug to the light produces by-products which target the bacteria responsible for acne breakouts.*

YES! Fractional ablative technology has been used in medicine for many years and is a proven to be safe and effective. During your free consultation, Dr. Tchelebi will review your medical history and your aesthetic goals to see if the Venus Viva™ or other laser therapies is right for you. Dr. Tchelebi will also discuss any side effects or adverse reactions associated with any cosmetic treatment you are considering to better enable you to make an informed decision about your acne treatment.*

The next step in getting rid of acne or diminishing acne scars is by calling Park Avenue Medical Spa at 914.315.2129 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Tchelebi. Alternatively, you may contact us online.

During your free, no-obligation consultation, you and Dr. Tchelebi will review your medical history and discuss the potential causes and types of acne you are suffering from. Dr. Tchelebi will be happy to answer any question you may have and will inform you on the various treatment options and together you two can customize a treatment plan that best suits your needs, your aesthetic goals, and your budget.