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Teen with Acne

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting 40-50 million Americans. Acne occurs most often in teens and young adults. Achieving clearer skin is possible with the many advances in treatment.

Older Woman with Clear Skin

Can you imagine healthy, younger looking skin in six to seven days? Well with The Perfect Peel you can have it along with results that last.


Teen with Acne

You take great care of your skin. You wash your face twice a day. You don’t eat chocolate or drink soda. So why do you still have acne?
Although it can be super frustrating acne during the teen years is extremely common. So common that nearly every teenager gets it at some point.

What is acne?

Acne is not just pimples, and does not just show up on the face. It can be on the back, shoulders, neck and upper arms as well. Acne can also include:

  • Blackheads (open comedones)
  • Whiteheads (closed comedones)
  • Papules (red bumps)
  • Pustules (red bumps with white centers, what many people call pimples)
  • Cysts
  • Nodules

What causes acne?

Having acne doesn’t mean your skin is dirty, or that you aren’t doing a good job at cleansing your skin. In fact, overzealous cleansing and vigorous scrubbing can make breakouts worse, not better.

Typically, dead skin cells are shed daily. Normal skin also naturally creates sebum, which is a critical oil that helps our skin from drying out. When sebum production is increased during life phases, the extra oil can cause dead cells to stick together, trapping them in pores. Within pores, bacteria have the ultimate environment for multiplying quickly, especially if there is excessive oil. Bacteria and oil within the pore is irritating to surrounding skin and becomes inflamed. This causes inflammatory acne which presents with papules, pustules, nodules and cysts.

How is acne treated?

Dermatologists tailor acne treatments specifically for each patient. To best treat your acne, you may need more than one treatment. This is called combination therapy and may yield the best results. Some of the most common treatments for acne include the use of:

  • Topical retinoid and antibacterial creams or gels
  • Oral Antibiotics
  • Birth control pills and/or spironolactone for females
  • Isotretinoin (previously known as Accutane)
  • Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or photodynamic therapy

How can acne scaring be treated?

Once your acne is being treated and is under control, we can begin treatment on any acne scars that you may have. Dermatologists use lasers, microdermabrasion and chemical peels along with other procedures like microneedling, fillers and subcision to lessen the appearance of acne scars.
Contact us for a consultation if you are struggling with Acne. We will discuss the correct treatment tailored to your individual needs.

Chemical Peel

Older Woman with Clear Skin

Do you want healthier, younger looking skin? If so the Perfect Derma Peel might just be the peel for you. The Perfect Peel is a revolutionary peel for all skin types and requires no beforehand preparation. Can you imagine healthy, younger looking skin in six to seven days? Well with The Perfect Derma Peel you can have it along with results that last.

The application process only takes 15 minutes to administer. Some patients have reported feeling a slight stinging or tingling sensation which subsides after just a few seconds. Numbing takes place once the first pass of The Perfect Derma Peel is applied. An initial series of 4 chemical peels is performed every 4 weeks to achieve optimal results. The results are maintained with a repeat chemical peel every 3-6 months.

Immediately after the peel has been applied the skin will either appear red, like a sunburn, or darker. Following The Perfect Derma Peel, you will be given an at home treatment pack. This pack contains retinoid acid containing wipes to further the peel along with a soothing moisturizer and mineral-based sunscreen. Day three the peeling will begin. The Perfect Derma Peel home care moisturizer will hydrate the skin reducing the visibility of peeling. By day six or seven the peeling process should be finished and all that is left is the amazing results.

The effects of The Perfect Derma Peel are absolutely amazing and many of these benefits are found following the peel:

  • Improve the overall tone and texture of your skin.
  • Lighten and brighten your skin.
  • Remove or reduce sun damage and age spots.
  • Reduce pore size and soften fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Reduce or eliminate Hyperpigmentation and acne scars.
  • Improve acne skin conditions and Melasma.
  • Stimulate the production of collagen resulting in firmer skin.
  • Slow down the aging process and prevent wrinkles.

The Perfect Derma Peel blends many different types of ingredients, alone each ingredient is powerful but combined they create a powerful compound that creates amazing results. Glutathione, kojic acid, TCA, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, and a blend of minerals and vitamins, including vitamin C. Kojic acid is a powerful lightening agent and proven to increase collagen and elastin production, resulting in skin that is brighter and tighter. TCA, phenol and retinoic acid reduce wrinkles and correct pigment problems, while salicylic acid exfoliates the skin and reduces inflammation.

We are offer a special from Sept. 1 – Oct. 31
10% off of any microneedling, chemical peeling or microdermabrasion package.