Acne and rosacea can be tough skin obstacles to overcome, whether you’re a teenager experiencing it for the first time or an adult dealing with it for many years. If you’ve tried to clear up your acne and rosacea in the past, you might already know that very few things truly work well for your skin, and everyone’s skin is different. After years of topical products not giving you your desired results, you may want some medical intervention. That’s where we come in!
At La Belle Vie Medical Care & Aesthetics, we have several top-of-the-line treatments in Draper, Utah, to help clear your acne and rosaceafor good. If you want to learn how to clear your acne and rosacea in our office, keep reading to learn about the different options available to you.
What Is Acne, and What Causes It?
Acne is often described as recurring pimples, cysts, or other bumps on the skin that can cause pain, redness, bleeding, dark marks, and even leave permanent indentations on the skin. Acne is formed when sebum (the oily secretions that lubricate your skin and hair) and dead skin cells plug your hair follicles. Many different factors in your life can cause acne, but here are some of the most common ones:
- Oil-based Beauty Products
- Stress or Anxiety
- Improper Skin Care
Some people can experience acne because of their habits. For example, it could be caused by the food you eat or the products you use on your skin. So to fully solve acne issues, you must know what’s causing it.
For some people, rosacea flare-ups can be triggered by hot drinks or spicy foods. However, others have found that things like sunlight or hairspray trigger their rosacea. Possible fungal issues can also cause rosacea. And some people have found that diet modifications help their rosacea to disappear.
What Treatments are Available for Acne and Rosacea?
La Belle Vie has a few treatment options for those dealing with frustrating acne or rosacea. The main two treatment options we recommend for our patients are microdermabrasion and laser acne treatment, both of which can be done comfortably in our office! If you want to learn more about either treatment option, feel free to call our office or schedule a skin care consultation online at our medical spa in Draper.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, nonsurgical medical exfoliation treatment that removes the outside layer of dead skin cells from virtually anywhere on the body. However, it is most often used on the face. Microdermabrasion uses an abrasive instrument to gently “sand” down your skin, removing the rough outer layer and revealing soft, new skin underneath.
Microdermabrasion is commonly used to treat discoloration, sun damage, stretch marks, dark marks, and more. For most people following microdermabrasion, the tone and texture of their skin are vastly improved.
Laser Acne Treatment
Laser acne treatment at La Belle Vie is more of a long-term treatment option for those who have stubborn acne that just won’t quit. At La Belle Vie, our office is equipped with high-grade AFT pulsed light technology that can help to clear moderate inflammatory acne within eight treatment sessions. A full-face AFT pulsed light treatment session is non-invasive and only takes about 15-20 minutes per session.
You can return to regular activities immediately after treatment and will quickly begin to notice the improvement of your acne and any dark scars or marks you may have. Most people describe AFT laser treatment as a feeling of a rubber band snap to the skin, but numbing cream can be used if you experience more discomfort.
>Are These Treatments Painful?
Neither microdermabrasion nor laser acne treatment is described as painful by patients. While both of these treatments may result in some minor discomfort, we do offer some pain-relieving agents (numbing cream) to help dull any discomfort that might be associated with these procedures. For the most part, though, patients describe these procedures as having minimal discomfort levels, if any.
Pain should not be something you are concerned about when going into these procedures, as our doctors and nurses will take great care during your appointment to make you as comfortable as possible!
Are These Treatments Permanent?
Microdermabrasion is not a permanent treatment. You can think about microdermabrasion as similar to a facial in that it may provide long-term help with your facial conditions, but it is not a one-time permanent solution. That top layer of skin will eventually regrow and become rough and dry again, so keeping up with adequate skin care is necessary for microdermabrasion.
AFT pulsed light therapy, however, is a permanent procedure. These light pulses are converted into heat and then absorbed into the deep layers of your skin, which permanently targets the pigment of your skin while leaving the surrounding areas unaffected. So once that dark spot is lifted out, there will be no recurrence.
If you are curious about your options, check out all the aesthetic treatments we offer in Draper. And contact our office today to schedule a fun and relaxing consultation.