Acne is a an inflammatory skin disorder that affects the skin’s oil glands. The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum. The pores connect to the glands by a canal called a follicle. Inside the follicles, oil carries dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. A thin hair also grows through the follicle and out to the skin. When the follicle of a skin gland clogs up, a pimple grows.
How do we treat acne?
Topical creams and oral medications can be effective treatments for acne outbreaks, but they can be expensive and can dry and irritate sensitive skin. What’s more, acne that occurs on backs and chests can be difficult to treat topically because of the large surface area.
At SKIN AND BEYOND IRVINE we treat ACNE with PULSED LIGHT this method can deliver better aesthetic results, especially on inflammatory acne, without the side effects associated with topical and oral acne medications. You can also treat ACNE SCARS resulting from acne outbreaks with the same technology in combination with MICRO-NEEDLING.
How does Pulsed Light Palomar technology work?
At SKIN AND BEYOND IN IRVINE, IPL treatments with Palomar® technology targets and destroys the skin bacteria responsible for acne to help prevent future breakouts from occurring on faces, chests and backs. Our pulsed light technology delivers just the right amount of light in the right spot size for your treatment needs, while our Advanced Contact Cooling technology protects clients’ skin.
- Clearer skin
- A comfortable, well-tolerated procedure
- No downtime
- Non-invasive procedure
- Eliminates or reduces the need for oral acne medication
At SKIN AND BEYOND IN IRVINE, CA we use MICRO-NEEDLING THERAPY for Acne scar correction because it reduces the appearance of scar tissue, and improves the quality of the skin by inducing collagen and increasing blood flow. It is a chemical free, and effective natural treatment. Other therapies at Skin & Beyond can also help with decreasing acne. Hormonal and inflammatory issues can make your skin impossible to deal with. We can help you balance your hormones, and decrease inflammation with specific eating recommendations to help clear your skin inside out.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a very popular, machine-assisted skin-exfoliating treatment. Microdermabrasion has advantages of low risk and rapid recovery compared to the other more invasive resurfacing methods such as dermabrasion, chemical peeling, and laser resurfacing. Since microdermabrasion produces only a very superficial depth of skin removal, it works best on improving conditions on the surface of the skin such as early photo-aging (sun damage), fine lines, age spots, enlarged pores, acne, and superficial scarring. Although the face is the most common area for microdermabrasion, any skin area, including neck, chest, back, and hands, may be treated.
Microdermabrasion works by removing a few of the top layers of the skin called the stratum corneum. Much like brushing your teeth, MICRODERMABRASION helps to gently remove “plaque” and skin debris. Since human skin typically regenerates at approximately 30-day intervals, skin improvement with MICRODERMABRASION is temporary and needs to be repeated at average intervals of two to four weeks for continued improvement. Multiple treatments in combination with sunscreen, sun avoidance, and other skin-care creams yield best results.
Does microdermabrasion help with acne scars?
Microdermabrasion may be very useful for people with active acne, mild acne discoloration, pick marks, and very superficial or raised acne scars.
We at SKIN AND BEYOND IN IRVINE use MICRODERMABRASION to help unclog pores and clear acne. Often used in combination with gentle GLYCOLIC PEELS, ACNE EXTRACTIONS, AND MICRONEEDLING we can help speed up acne clearing and get amazing results.