About Acne Treatment
Acne is the most common skin problem in America, affecting about 40 – 50 million people, including teens, young adults, adults, and even newborns. Acne is caused when the skin pores become clogged and traps dead skin cells or when bacteria becomes clogged in the pores. Chronic acne outbreaks at any age need quick, professional help to prevent dark spots, permanent scars, and self-image problems, which is why our board-certified plastic surgeon opened The Skin Clinic at Bella Lago Aesthetics in Tahoe/Truckee, CA. Led by Physician Assistant Aleah Hartung, patients are able to get in quickly to have their acne checked and treated. The Skin Clinic provides a wide range of acne treatments, including prescription medication, laser therapies, chemical peels, and professional facials with pore extractions. While there are many over-the-counter acne treatments, it's a guessing game to figure out what your exact problem is and the best treatment for you based on your concerns and skin type. Acne treatment at the Bella Lago Aesthetics' Skin Clinic takes the guesswork away with skilled, experienced aestheticians who can evaluate and treat acne and other skin problems to provide the most effective solution.
Patients who may benefit from acne treatments can be any age since there is typical teenage acne and adult acne. Patients should have chronic acne outbreaks on their face, back, chest, neck, shoulders, arms, or buttocks. Acne can include pustules (pimples), blackheads, whitehead, papules, cysts, and nodules. Since acne can cause dark spots and scars on the skin, it is important to have it treated as soon as possible.
What to Expect
After discussing skin concerns and their current skincare products, the aesthetician will examine the patient's skin and determine the grade of the acne from Grade 1 – Grade 4. The aesthetician will also evaluate the patient's skin type and the kinds of acne that need to be treated. After a thorough examination of the skin and acne, the aesthetician will go over treatment recommendations that may include a prescription for antibiotics or another medication, laser treatments, a chemical peel, or a professional acne facial with extractions. The aesthetician can also help the patient chose the best skin care products for the patient's home routine.
While professional acne treatment can be extremely effective, they will usually not clear all of the patient's acne in one day, so patience and commitment to the treatment is needed to get the best results. However, professional acne treatments can help the skin clear up faster than over-the-counter products and minimize the scarring and dark spots caused by chronic acne.
Plan Your Service
- Average Cost
- From $75
- Recovery Time
- 30 minutes
Clear It Up
At any age, acne is both frustrating and embarrassing, so it's important to get professional acne treatment to minimize the amount and length of outbreaks. The Skin Clinic at Bella Lago Aesthetics can get patients in for an appointment faster than most dermatology offices, so your skin can be treated and heal sooner.