ACNE and ACNE SCARS – Plano and Frisco TX

men proceduresAlmost everyone will experience acne at some point in their lives. For some, their face may be left with with depressed and discolored scars on their face, which seemed to get worse as they get older.

Skin MD and Beyond offers one of the most comprehensive acne treatment program available in Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex to treat both active acne and acne scarring. The combination of the best traditional medical treatments and cutting edge skin treatments with the latest technology delivers exceptionally effective acne treatment with fast results.

The goals of Dr. Wright’ s Acne Program are to target the causes of acne, clear up active acne, prevent further breakouts, eliminate any red or brown spots left from old acne papules, treat any residual scarring and to improve the overall appearance of your skin. To start your next step to a clear complexion and to learn more click here.

Acne Treatments

Skincare

A consistent skincare routine is crucial for managing acne and preventing breakouts. Skin MD and Beyond offers customized skincare plans tailored to your specific needs. These plans typically include gentle cleansers, exfoliants, moisturizers, and treatments containing active ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinoids. Proper skincare helps keep pores clear, reduces oil production, and minimizes inflammation.

Facials

Facials are a soothing way to treat acne and improve skin health. At Skin MD and Beyond, we offer specialized acne facials that cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin. These facials often include extractions to remove clogged pores and mask treatments to soothe and calm irritated skin. Regular facials can help maintain clear skin and prevent future breakouts.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels involve applying a solution to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. This treatment reveals smoother, clearer skin underneath. Chemical peels can reduce acne, improve skin texture, and diminish the appearance of acne scars. They are effective for both active acne and post-acne marks, providing a more even skin tone.

Microdermabrasion/DermaSweep

Microdermabrasion and DermaSweep are effective procedures that exfoliate the outer layer of the skin. Microdermabrasion uses tiny crystals, while DermaSweep combines exfoliation with vacuum suction. Both treatments stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture, and reduce acne scars. These procedures are suitable for all skin types and offer quick recovery times.

Blu-U Light Therapy

Blu-U Light Therapy is a painless treatment that uses blue light to kill acne-causing bacteria. It is particularly effective for moderate acne that has not responded to other treatments. Blu-U therapy reduces inflammation and prevents future breakouts, with minimal side effects and no downtime.

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) combines a photosensitizing agent with a specific wavelength of light to target and destroy acne-causing bacteria and reduce oil glands’ activity. PDT is highly effective for severe acne and can also help diminish acne scars. The treatment may cause temporary redness and sensitivity, but the results are long-lasting.

At Skin MD and Beyond, Dr. Wright and her team are dedicated to providing personalized care to help you achieve clear, healthy skin. Whether you’re dealing with persistent acne or looking to improve the appearance of acne scars, we offer a range of effective treatments to meet your needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our Plano or Frisco, TX locations.

FAQs

What causes acne and how can it be prevented?

Acne is primarily caused by the overproduction of oil (sebum), clogged pores, bacteria, and inflammation. Hormonal changes, diet, stress, and genetics also play significant roles. To prevent acne, maintain a consistent skincare routine, keep your skin clean, avoid touching your face frequently, use non-comedogenic products, eat a balanced diet, and manage stress effectively.

Are there any side effects to acne treatments?

While most acne treatments are safe, some may cause side effects like redness, dryness, peeling, or irritation. Prescription medications might also have more serious side effects, which should be discussed with Dr. Wright. It's important to follow the prescribed regimen and consult your dermatologist if you experience any adverse effects.

How long does it take to see results from acne treatments?

The time it takes to see results can vary based on the treatment and the severity of the acne. Over-the-counter treatments may show improvement within a few weeks, while prescription medications might take several months. Procedures like chemical peels or Blu-U Light Therapy may require multiple sessions to achieve optimal results.

Can acne scars be completely removed?

While complete removal of acne scars can be challenging, many treatments can significantly reduce their appearance. Procedures like chemical peels, microdermabrasion/DermaSweep, and photodynamic therapy can improve skin texture and tone. The effectiveness depends on the type and severity of the scars.

What lifestyle changes can help manage acne?

Adopting certain lifestyle changes can help manage acne effectively. These include eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; avoiding high-sugar and high-fat foods; staying hydrated; practicing good skincare hygiene; reducing stress through activities like yoga or meditation; and getting adequate sleep.

Get Glowing Skin in Plano

At Skin MD and Beyond, Dr. Wright and her team are dedicated to providing personalized care to help you achieve clear, healthy skin. Whether you’re dealing with persistent acne or looking to improve the appearance of acne scars, we offer a range of effective treatments to meet your needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Cosmetic Skin Care Specialist Plano, TX