Acne is a skin disorder that is most common in teenagers, young adults, and women. Acne can be caused by fluctuations in hormones, diet, genetics and stress. Acne can lead to anxiety, stress, and short- and long-term scarring. At The Acne Treatment Center of SCCSNJ, treatment for acne is guided predominantly by the type of acne. The main types of acne include comedonal acne, hormonal acne, inflammatory acne, and severe cystic acne.
In most cases, acne develops during adolescence and may continue well into adulthood, particularly due to hormones that increase sebum (oil) production. The buildup of sebum can trap bacteria in the glands and ultimately cause acne. Acne also tends to affect areas with a large number of oil glands, such as the face, upper chest, back, etc.
SCCSNJ Acne Treatments Include:
- Chemical peels: a method of skin resurfacing where a chemical solution is applied topically to the skin, causing the old layer to exfoliate and peel off, revealing fresh, revitalized skin. New cell growth is triggered, and old skin cells are sloughed off, helping unclog pores and make your skin more receptive to skin products, if applicable. You can expect an improvement in skin appearance in a relatively short amount of time with chemical peels.
- Acne laser: a variety of light therapies are available for acne treatment, but IPL (intense pulsed light), Fraxel lasers, and PRP with laser micro-needling are most commonly used for mitigating the look of acne and the scars it can leave behind. It’s important to note that the effects of laser therapy are not immediate—it takes about 2-3 treatments of acne laser treatments to start to see improvement.
- Acne injections: for on-the-spot improvement, corticosteroid shots can be injected directly into the cysts, nodules, or papules. This treatment can be used for acute outbreaks where immediate relief may be needed in one or two areas.
- Tailored products & regimens: Once you’ve got your skin on track (whether it’s through peels, lasers, injections, or a combination of all of the above), SCCS offers a well-planned skin-care regimen which will decrease, if not eliminate, how often you experience acne, and it’s usually the most cost-effective way to do so.
Acne is often a frustrating and depressing skin condition. Let Dr. Adriana Lombardi and Christina, our medical aesthetician at SCCSNJ create a custom acne treatment plan for you so that you can achieve clear, unblemished, and healthy skin that will last a lifetime.
Contact us today to start your acne treatment!