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Acne is a disease of the skin in which the sebaceous glands become blocked resulting in an accumulation of sebum (oil) and debris. The p. acne bacterium grows inside, resulting in swelling and the formation of pimples. No one knows exactly why this happens, but we do know many factors including testosterone and heredity can play a part.

There are two main types of acne
Non-inflammatory acne – Non-inflamed skin blemishes, which are commonly called whiteheads and blackheads.

Whiteheads form when trapped sebum and bacteria remain below the skin surface. They may appear as tiny white spots, or they may be so small they are invisible to the naked eye.

Blackheads occur when the pore opens to the surface and the sebum oxidizes, turning a brown/black color. Blackheads tend to last for a long time as the contents very slowly drain to the surface.

Inflammatory acne – The result of a whitehead or blackhead follicle wall rupturing.
Inflammatory acne is characterized as papules or pustules. A papule occurs when the follicular wall breaks and white blood cells rush in causing the pore to become inflamed. Pustules form several days later when the white blood cells make their way to the surface of the skin.

If a papule or pustule completely collapses or explodes, it can severely inflame the surrounding skin and engulf neighboring follicles. This results in lesions called cysts or nodules.

Acne Scars

As a result of severe acne (cysts or nodules), scarring to the skin can occur when the skin attempts to repair the lesions by forming new collagen fibers. The repairs usually aren’t as smooth as the original skin.

There are two types of acne scars
Hypertrophic or keloid scarring
These occur when too much collagen is produced as acne wounds heal. The result is a mass of raised tissue on the skin surface.

Atrophic or depressed scarring
These occur when there is a loss of tissue in the skin.

There are three types of Atrophic scarring

Icepick (narrow)
Deep and narrow pitting of the skin.
Rolling (wide)
Soft shoulders and rounded saucer-like shape.
Boxcar (narrow to wide)
Sharp vertical edges with a wide base.

Bellafill® offers a new level of filler correction. In addition to immediately adding volume to the skin to lift acne scars, Bellafill® helps your skin re-create its own firmer structure for a smoother appearance and lasting results.

  • No downtime
  • Safe and effective
  • Painless

CO2 Laser Resurfacing
CO2RE is a fractional therapy CO2 laser for skin resurfacing. Your skin is treated with a matrix of laser light points that vary in intensity, depending on your skin type and desired treatment results. The result is a treatment that is fast, more comfortable and requires less downtime than traditional resurfacing – enabling you to get back to your daily routine much quicker.

Using tiny microneedles, the device creates invisible micro perforations into the epidermis. The skin uses its natural repair mechanism producing collagen and elastin to repair themicro-perforations. Your skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity.

  • Lifts and tightens
  • Rejuvenates
  • Minimizes pore size
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
A cutting-edge form of regenerative medicine using the body’s own plasma to restore collagen in the skin.
Chemical Peels
A mild acid which chemically exfoliates the top layer of skin. This exfoliation signals the cells inside the skin to produce more rapidly, which can help skin turnover faster and prevent pores from clogging.
A superficial cosmetic procedure that can improve skin texture, blackheads and whiteheads, and surface hyperpigmentation.

  • For all skin types
  • Safe and effective
  • Fast procedure
In addition to these treatments, our products such as Obagi®, Refissa®, and Regenica® can help improve acne and acne scars.

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