Acne is among the most prevalent skin conditions in the U.S., impacting an estimated 60 million individuals annually. While many instances are mild and manageable with medication and a regular at-home skincare routine, some individuals experience severe forms that may result in scarring. Acne typically presents as a combination of whiteheads, pimples, blackheads, and small cysts, along with other areas of red, itchy, and inflamed skin. This condition, caused by a mix of blocked pores, dead skin cells, and bacteria, is most common among teenagers but can affect adults well into their 40s. Acne primarily appears on the face, chest, and back.
For those seeking to restore a healthy, radiant appearance, Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz in Wellesley, MA offers a variety of treatments, from tailored at-home skincare routines to prescription medications and laser therapy. Our Accure laser treatment is an FDA-approved option that targets active acne, promoting healing from within the skin. Regardless of the type of acne you’re dealing with or your specific concerns, at VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we have treatment solutions to help you feel confident and content with your skin.
Acne is caused by the accumulation of clogged pores, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Hormones are also a major factor when it comes to acne, as they can trigger excess oil production and inflammation. Stress levels are known to exacerbate acne flare-ups — so it’s no wonder that breakouts tend to be worst during times of high stress! A trained dermatologist such as Dr. Pomerantz can help assess the causes of your acne, devise an appropriate treatment plan, and make recommendations for lifestyle changes or products to prevent future breakouts.
Acne problems can significantly undermine your self-confidence. At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we offer laser acne treatment to our patients in Wellesley, MA, addressing all types of acne and related concerns. The benefits of our treatment include:
Studies suggest that over-the-counter medications often fall short in effectively treating acne. At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we provide a range of treatment options designed to control acne and alleviate its typical symptoms. For less severe cases of acne, prescription medications such as topical creams and solutions with active ingredients like retinoids, salicylic acid, sulfur, and benzoyl peroxide may be beneficial. Oral antibiotics can also be an effective treatment. Beyond topical and oral prescriptions, laser therapies have shown promising results in the fight against acne.
For those undergoing our Accure laser acne treatment, the process begins with a thorough cleansing of your face. If needed, we provide safety glasses to protect your eyes. During the approximately 30-minute session, Dr. Pomerantz will delicately guide the Accure laser across your skin, targeting oils and eliminating acne-causing bacteria. While some mild discomfort is possible during the procedure, most patients liken it to a minor stinging sensation. This treatment aids in revitalizing your skin, paving the way for you to attain a radiant complexion.
If you’re tired of masking your acne with makeup or dealing with the physical discomfort, embarrassment, and emotional stress this skin condition can cause, we warmly welcome you to VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics. Schedule a consultation with us to explore treatment options, including our Accure laser system, a popular and effective method for addressing active acne. Regardless of your specific concerns, we will provide a thorough skin analysis and devise a personalized treatment plan aimed at clearing your complexion as swiftly as possible.