Medical Acne Facials
In today’s blog post we’re going to discuss a teen acne treatment that we preform at the Advanced Acne Institute called a Medical Acne Facial. In this teen acne treatment, our acne doctors focus on the patient’s acne breakouts and target them with various directed therapies. The goal of the Medical Acne Facial is to achieve rapid results. It is designed to work in conjunction with other forms of teen acne treatment. For example, if a patient is receiving teen acne treatment with an oral acne medication, he or she can still benefit from teen acne treatment with Medical Facials.
Teen acne treatment with Medical Facials
The components of a Medial Acne Facial include acne assessment, acne pore extractions, medicated injections, chemical exfoliation and skin barrier repair. The combination of therapies in this teen acne treatment can help to open and purge blackheads and whiteheads and reduce inflamed pimples. This acne teen treatment can also remove the build-up of dead skin cells on the skin surface and within the pores. Working together, this teen acne treatment can offer rapid relief of many acne symptoms. Let’s discuss each component of the Medical Facial teen acne treatment.
The Medical Acne Facial teen acne treatment starts with assessment as the first step
When performing a Medical Acne Facial, the first step is to carefully assess the type and degree of acne that the patient has. For example, it is important to know if a patient has mostly blackheads and whiteheads or if the patient also has large, inflamed pimples. This will affect how aggressive this teen acne treatment should be and what type of acne to focus on the most. For patients with mostly whiteheads and blackheads, then most of the time of this teen acne treatment should be spent on pore extractions and exfoliation. In contrary, those who have large pimples would benefit most from medicated injections and – calming anti-inflammatory teen acne treatment.
Acne pore extraction is the next step in this teen acne treatment
Acne pore extractions help empty the compacted dead skin cells and debris from the clogged acne-prone pores. Utilizing special instruments, this teen acne treatment works by the application of balanced pressure to the acne-prone pores resulting in the forced removal of the pore’s contents. The special instruments that are used work very differently than simply squeezing the pores with one ‘s fingers. Using fingers to push out the pore contents can lead to rupture of the acne-prone pores resulting in inflammation and possible scarring. Some pores are very deep and difficult to extract. For these pores, the acne doctor may use a needle to open them at the top which enables easier extraction.
Medicated injections are the next step in this teen acne treatment
For patients with many inflamed pores and large pimples, medicated injections are used to achieve rapid improvement. In this teen acne treatment, tiny injections delivered directly into the pimples can lead to very rapid healing, usually within one or two days. This type of teen acne treatment can be very important as a way to treat large or painful pimples. As part of a Medical Facial, this teen acne treatment is just part of the overall control achieved by the treatment.
Exfoliation comes next in this teen acne treatment
So far in this teen acne treatment, we’ve discussed assessment of the degree of acne, extracting the acne-prone pores and injecting the inflamed pimples. The final step in the Medical Acne Facial teen acne treatment involves exfoliation of the dead skin cell build-up on the skin surface and within the acne-prone pores. This is achieved using a type of chemical peel which is a commonly used in teen acne treatment and an important way of controlling breakouts in a teen acne treatment regimen. The exfoliating chemical peel teen acne treatment for acne works by loosening the bonds that hold the skin cells together and keeps them stuck along the lining of the acne-prone pores. It also has anti-inflammatory actions that help to reduce the overall redness and irritation that is commonly seen in teen acne.
The Acne Medical Facial concludes with Hydrating Base™ and sun protection
Once the therapeutic part of the Medical Acne Facial is completed, the teen acne treatment concludes with the application of Hydrating Base™ to soothe and condition the skin barrier. Then sunblock is applied before the patient leaves the office.
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