Commonly known as pimples, acne can be incredibly distressing and pose both cosmetic and psychological concerns for many adolescents and adults. Acne can occur due to multiple causes, including oily skin, hormonal fluctuations, medications, steroids, menstruation, dietary habits, and smoking. It is commonly found on the cheeks, chin, forehead, nose, chest, and back. If you’ve done any research about acne treatments, you’ve probably come across an overwhelming amount of information ranging from topical skin care treatments to cosmetic procedures. Determining which treatment is best for you may take more than an internet search.

 

At M Spa Face & Body, our skin specialists want to help you find the best acne treatment for your specific type of acne so you can fully embrace a healthy, clear complexion. In this blog, we’ll discuss the different acne treatments we offer at our practice and how each one targets the causes of acne differently.

What Is Acne, and How Does It Form?

Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, or cysts to form. A flare-up occurs when the pores become clogged with oil, debris, dead skin cells, or makeup. If bad bacteria become trapped within the pore, it can become infected, which will cause the body’s immune system to respond with large, angry, red pustules.

What Is the Aerolase Laser Acne Treatment, and How Does It Work?

The Aerolase laser is a licensed medical laser that can help reduce acne-causing bacteria. The patented and ultra-gentle 650-microsecond technology delivers high energy in short pulses, allowing custom treatments without painful burns or bruises. The Aerolase energy penetrates deeply into the skin within a safe and tolerable pulse to reduce sebum production, calm inflammation, and destroy bacteria to help the current acne and stop future breakouts from forming. Additionally, the energy from the device heats the underlying skin to rebuild lost collagen, which can correct the appearance of pitted acne scars.

How Does Broadband Light Therapy (BBL) Treat Acne?

At M Spa Face and Body, we offer Sciton Forever Clear BBL™ to target acne conditions at their source. As previously mentioned, the most common cause of acne is bacteria, oil, and debris that become blocked inside the pores, leading to an infection. Forever Clear BBL™ targets acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation and redness with a combination of several light wavelengths.

 

  • Blue LED light targets the acne-causing bacteria
  • Yellow LED light reduces active and inflammatory acne to prevent future breakouts and reduce the appearance of acne scars
  • Red LED light delivers rapid, gentle pulses stimulating the skin’s natural healing response

Can Lightpod Neo Laser Be Effective for Acne Treatment?

The Lightpod Neo treatment targets the root causes of chronic acne, specifically the sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands within the pores produce oil, and when that oil becomes clogged or trapped in a blocked pore, acne bacteria feed on it until an infection occurs. Lightpod Neo effectively shrinks the sebaceous glands, eliminating bacteria that lead to current and future acne breakouts.

What Are the Benefits of Microneedling with PRF For Acne?

Microneedling with PRP and PRF can effectively help treat acne scars, surgical scars, wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores, and texture irregularities. Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) or Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) uses an infusion of concentrated platelets harvested from your own blood to accelerate the healing of soft tissue. PRP and PRF contain healing elements: plasma and platelets or fibrins. The platelets are vital to healing damaged skin because they contain growth factors that stimulate cell reproduction and tissue regeneration in acne-prone areas.

First, a microneedling tool causes micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. The PRP or PRF is then applied to the skin’s surface and allowed to sink into the injuries created by microneedling. After a few weeks of healing, your skin will be smoother and healthier.

How Do Acne Facials Contribute to Clearer Skin?

Acne facials are customizable spa treatments designed to target acne-prone skin using products and tools. They typically involve cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and applying masks and serums.

Acne facials contribute to clearer skin by removing dead skin cells, excess oil, and other impurities that can clog pores. The facial typically begins with a cleansing, followed by exfoliation to remove dead skin cells to improve the skin’s texture. Lastly, our expert estheticians perform extractions as necessary to remove blackheads and whiteheads. Finally, a specialized mask or serum is applied to help reduce inflammation and thoroughly hydrate the skin.

What Makes Diamond Glow Different in Treating Acne?

What truly sets apart the Diamond Glow facial is the diamond tip applicator, which delivers next-level surface exfoliation. The device is known to deeply cleanse the skin by opening the pores to remove dead skin cells and debris that can become trapped.

The three-in-one technology behind Diamond Glow exfoliates, extracts, and infuses the skin to help your complexion heal from within. A Diamond Glow treatment involves the Diamond Glow tip opening the pores and extracting bacteria. Skin Medica serums are infused into the skin while the pores are still open and most receptive. This process gives your skin the most luxurious and thorough cleansing and can improve mild to moderate acne breakouts.

How Can WiQo PRX-T33 Facial Help with Acne?

The WiQo PRX-T33, affectionately coined the Unicorn Facial, is an advanced version of a traditional chemical peel that combines the peel’s specific formulation, application technique, and microneedling. This patented combination allows the solution to penetrate deeply into the dermis, shrinking enlarged pores and destroying acne-causing bacteria before they can become trapped. The Unicorn facial will leave your skin feeling smooth and glowing with health from within.

How Do I Decide Which One Is Right for Me?

Determining which M Spa Face & Body acne treatment to try can be difficult as they’re all so effective. That’s why our licensed skin professionals are ready to help. They’ll thoroughly examine your skin, start a discussion about your skincare routine, and review your dietary habits or medical history to determine the exact cause of your acne breakouts. From there, they will start customizing a treatment plan that works for you.

To get started, call our office at (281) 886-7006 or complete our consultation form. We look forward to helping you clear up your acne issues!