Acne Treatments to Rejuvenate Your Skin
Most people have developed a pimple or acne at some point in their lives. If acne is left untreated, it can result in chronic breakouts, clogged pores, and the formation of acne scars. For milder instances of acne, an improved skin care routine may be enough to reduce breakouts and improve skin tone. At the Lifestyle Center, we offer comprehensive skin care and a wide variety of acne treatments to our patients in the St. Louis area. Our experts can formulate a treatment plan that is appropriate for your skin condition. If you have been suffering from acne and wish to achieve clear skin, contact The Lifestyle Center to schedule a consultation.
The Causes of Acne
Acne occurs when the oil glands, which are intended to protect the skin and keep it from drying out, become overactive. This results in an excess of oil that combines with dead skin, both of which get trapped in the pores. Bacteria may also enter the pores, causing inflammation and redness.
There is no consensus as to why acne affects some people more than others, but heredity is the primary cause of acne breakouts. Certain medications can also cause or exacerbate an acne problem, as can stress and hormonal changes.
Understanding the root causes of acne is important in determining the appropriate treatment. Depending on the causes and severity of your acne, there are different treatments available. We offer our patients a full line of facial and micro peels to help control active acne, reduce the production of oil, and improve skin texture. These treatments will remove impurities from the pores, and offer great anti-aging benefits to help the skin look and feel its best. Our caring staff can help you determine which peel will be best suited to your needs.
To control active acne and reduce the appearance of already present scarring, we suggest that our patients undergo fractional resurfacing with our Fractora™system. This system uses radio frequency waves rather than traditional lasers, resulting in less discomfort while still remaining effective. The Fractora™ system penetrates deep into the skin, tightening underlying tissue and smoothing out the surface of the skin, reducing the appearance of acne scarring.
For more pronounced acne scarring, we recommend that our patients make an appointment for SkinPen™microneedling. This is the most advanced form of microneedling available, and takes the treatment to new levels of effectiveness. Microneedling works by using acupuncture-like needles to stimulate the natural healing process of the skin and trigger new collagen and elastin production. The SkinPen™ system takes this a step further by allowing for the control of the depth at which the needles penetrate the skin, making it possible to customize the treatment for each individual patient.
In addition to these treatment procedures, we also offer our patients a full line of pharmaceutical-grade products to achieve and maintain healthy skin.
Schedule a Consultation with the Lifestyle Center
If you are tired of dealing with breakouts, ineffective acne treatments, and acne scars, please contact our office to make an appointment with one of our skin care experts.