If you experience frequent acne breakouts, you might spend a large amount of time and energy using makeup to cover your blemishes. In addition, you might feel unhappy when you pose for photographs. Fortunately, you don’t have to clear up your whiteheads, blackheads, and other problems on your own. Receiving acne treatment from Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, Georgia is an ideal way to clear your skin and improve your confidence.
How Can You Clear Up Acne? Consider Acne Treatment
If you are interested in clearing up your acne, you should schedule an initial consultation at our office in Atlanta. Since there are a number of different factors that can cause you to develop pimples and other blemishes, we will design a customized acne treatment for you. There are several techniques that we may use to give you clear, beautiful skin.
Using Topical Medications
Under some circumstances, we may advise you to clear up your acne by regularly applying topical medications onto your face. For example, we may advise you to administer topical antibiotics or benzoyl peroxide to the areas where you are experiencing acne breakouts. In addition, we may instruct you to use topical products that contain retinoids.
Sometimes, you will need to use a combination of different products to improve your pimples and other blemishes. After we design your treatment plan, we will teach you how to apply your unique set of topical medications.
Using Oral Medications
Taking oral medications can be a good way to clear up your acne breakouts. For example, we may advise you to use contraceptives, antibiotics, and other oral medications to address your acne.
Receiving Treatments at Our Office
We can also decrease the severity of your acne by providing you with comfortable treatments at our office in Atlanta. We may improve your skin issues by performing gentle extractions and using other specialized techniques to remove acne cysts. In addition, we may address your acne cysts by giving you anti-inflammatory injections.
Getting a Chemical Peel
If you experienced breakouts for a long time, you might have visible scars and other irregularities that affect the appearance of your skin. Receiving chemical peels will minimize your scars and enhance your appearance. If you have very sensitive skin, we may begin your treatment by providing you with one of our gentle peels. During this non-invasive treatment, you will feel a mild tingling sensation as we use chemical agents to improve your appearance.
Under some circumstances, we may use aggressive chemical peels to correct your acne, scars, and other skin problems. During this type of peel, we will use cold compresses and a fan to help you feel comfortable throughout your appointment. After your peel is finished, we will put a soothing cream and sunscreen onto your treatment area. Although your results will vary, your skin is likely to improve after you receive three to six treatments.
Receiving a Microdermabrasion Treatment
You can also improve your breakouts and acne scars by getting microdermabrasion treatments. Aesthetic providers have been using this technique to treat skin problems for decades. During your microdermabrasion sessions, we will use a specialized device to administer fine crystals onto your target area. These crystals will exfoliate the top layers of your skin and improve the amount of collagen in your deeper tissues.
In addition to minimizing your acne scars, receiving a microdermabrasion treatment is a good way to fix sun damage and decrease the severity of your fine lines and wrinkles. We can use this treatment to address conditions that affect your chest, hands, neck, face, and other areas. After your microdermabrasion session is complete, you will be able to easily apply skincare products and cosmetics to your skin.
Getting a HydraFacial
A HydraFacial is an aesthetic treatment that can be used to minimize acne, improve hyperpigmentation, and hydrate your skin. This powerful facial will also cleanse your pores, minimize your fine lines, and address other aesthetic problems. Since we can personalize this rejuvenating facial, you can receive this treatment if you have oily or dry skin. Further, this anti-acne treatment is gentle enough to use on thin or sensitive skin.
It will usually take us about 30 minutes to complete your facial. We will start by using an innovative method to exfoliate your dead skin cells. Next, we will purify and hydrate your tissues. Since we will not use any invasive techniques, you will have no downtime after you receive your facial. This treatment is very efficient, and you will see an immediate improvement in your acne and other skin problems.
Receiving a SkinPen Microneeding Session
We can also correct your acne scars during SkinPen microneedling sessions. During this effective treatment, we will use our FDA-cleared device to make tiny channels on your skin. These small channels will decrease the prominence of your scars by improving the amount of collagen in your treatment area. To achieve the most noticeable changes in your acne scars, you may need to get several microneedling sessions.
Why Does Acne Develop?
Acne is a skin condition that develops when oil and other materials gather inside your pores. If you have excessive amounts of oil on your face, back, or other areas, your pores may become clogged. This development will cause blackheads and whiteheads to appear on your skin. Scientists call these blemishes comedones, and this issue can change the appearance of your back, upper arms, chest, or face.
If bacteria collects in your plugged pores, these areas will become infected or inflamed, and you will develop white and red pimples. If you have more severe acne, you might have larger cysts and nodules that cause you to experience discomfort and other symptoms.
What Risk Factors Will Increase Your Chance of Developing Acne?
Although you can have acne breakouts at many different times in your life, there are several risk factors that will increase your chance of developing pimples and other blemishes.
If you experience hormonal changes, you may begin to produce excessive oil that causes your pores to become plugged. You might experience these hormonal changes during your adolescence and adulthood.
Your Skincare Routine
If you use very powerful soap to wash your face, you might irritate your skin. In addition, this beauty habit can cause you to produce excessive amounts of oil. Instead of using harsh products, you should use specialized soaps and cleansers that are designed to wash the delicate skin on your face.
We can help you improve your pimples by providing you with high-quality products. In addition, we can recommend gentle cleansers that you can purchase at your local drugstore.
Taking certain types of medications can change you to experience a hormonal balance. For example, you might develop acne while you are taking androgens or corticosteroids.
Regularly eating dairy products and white bread may increase the severity of your acne.
Some daily habits can increase your risk of developing blemishes. In particular, you will be more likely to have pimples if you frequently touch your face or have bangs that cover your forehead. Similarly, putting your smartphone against your chin or cheek may cause you to develop blemishes in these locations.
How Quickly Will Your Acne Improve?
Although all of our acne treatments are very effective, your specific results will depend on the type of technique that you are using, the severity of your acne, and other factors. For example, if we use anti-inflammatory injections to treat your cystic acne, you may experience immediate improvements in your skin. Similarly, your complexion will look smoother as soon as you complete your initial HydraFacial.
In contrast, if you use oral or topical medications to improve your acne, you might notice positive changes in your skin after several weeks have passed. After we design your unique anti-acne plan, we will give you more information about the likely impact of your medications and other treatments.
Can You Use Aesthetic Treatments to Address Other Skin Problems?
In addition to using cosmetic techniques to address your acne, we can improve eczema, psoriasis, and many other common skin conditions.
Psoriasis is a health problem that will cause you to develop patches of scaly, red skin. This issue can affect the skin on your knees, elbows, or scalp, and you may experience itchy sensations. We may advise you to treat this condition by providing you with a corticosteroid ointment or an immunomodulating cream. To improve your collagen production, we may instruct you to use moisturizing products during your treatment.
In addition to using topical treatments, we can use a treatment called PUVA to address psoriasis. During this light therapy, we will instruct you to take an oral medication that will make your skin more sensitive to light. Next, we will improve your skin by exposing your affected area to ultraviolet light.
Eczema will cause your skin to feel itchy and dry. Sometimes, this condition will become more severe during the winter. Living in a very dry climate or experiencing a stressful event can also cause your symptoms to become more significant. We may treat your eczema by providing you with topical products that will help your skin stay hydrated. For example, we may advise you to use fragrance-free moisturizers on your affected areas.
In addition, we may prescribe antihistamines or corticosteroids. These products can decrease your inflammation and itching problems. Further, we will advise you to avoid engaging in activities that could worsen your symptoms. For example, you might need to stop taking very hot showers and wearing clothing that contains synthetic fabrics. In addition, we may tell you to start using laundry detergent that is designed for sensitive skin.
Rashes and Other Skin Issues
In addition to experiencing eczema, you might develop rosacea, rashes, dermatitis, and other skin issues during your life. These problems can cause your skin to become dry, and you might experience itchy sensations. We can use creams, oral medications, and skincare products to address your rashes and other skin problems. In addition, we may advise you to avoid eating foods that cause your symptoms to increase.
Address Your Acne
Developing pimples, blemishes, and acne scars can lower your self-esteem and cause you to feel very embarrassed about the appearance of your skin. Fortunately, we can use topical medications, anti-inflammatory injections, and other acne treatments to correct this frustrating condition. To learn more about our range of treatments, contact us at Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, Georgia.