Acne and Acne Scarring
Discover the beauty of a clear complexion and pimple-free skin.
We are proud to introduce the latest in acne treatment and acne scarring.
For both youths and adults, acne is an embarrassing skin condition that can affect self esteem and social as well as professional relationships. The social impact of acne is huge. The unpleasant sight of pimples makes many people run to the near drugstore or pharmacy because of the perceived influence acne has in social relations. Every year, hundreds of millions of dollars are spent every year around the world on anti-acne products by people on five continents. Fortunately, with advancements in microderm and chemical peels, there are acne treatments available.
What is acne?
Acne is the commonly used name for pores clogged by sebum (also known as whiteheads and blackheads), pimples, nodules or cysts that can appear on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, back, upper arms and upper legs.
Most teenagers and a good number of adults suffer from acne for more or less extended periods of time. The condition is not confined to any age group, race, or sex. It affects hundreds of millions of people across the world. The biggest problems with acne are the unpleasant look of pimples and the scars they may leave behind.
Acne scarring and acne scar removal
You used to have acne, but luckily you don't have to deal with that anymore. Unfortunately, what you do have to deal with is the painful reminder of the breakouts you used to have - a complexion riddled with acne scars.
Acne scars come in various depths and sizes. They may be small and barely noticeable or very prominent. Prominent scars generally have a different texture from surrounding unaffected skin and can also be in the form of pockmarks. Any pockmarks or roughness that appear are the result of an alteration in the skin's collagen structure.
Discoloration is also quite common. Some extent of discoloration is almost always a feature of acne scarring and may be lighter or darker than the unaffected skin.
Our acne facials are tailored and designed to target acne and hinder the possibility of future breakouts without the administration of drugs or other harsh creams and ointments and eliminate the appearance of acne scarring. Galvanic facials are medically recommended.
All products have been designed to penetrate the skin not only at its uppermost layer (stratum corneum), but also to the lower layers.
Microdermabrasion is another medically recommended procedure for acne and acne scarring. There are numerous microdermabrasion benefits. One of the most noteworthy advantages is that there is no downtime after treatment. Microdermabrasion evolved from a technique called dermabrasion. Dermabrasion has been around for decades and was used to treat severe scarring by polishing the uppermost surface of the skin with an abrasive, metallic attachment. This highly effective technique requires recovery time, not to mention anesthesia. Microdermabrasion is gifted with a gentler, less invasive skin-resurfacing technology.
Microdermabrasion employs specially formulated creams that are packed with the power of micro-crystals. These ultra-exfoliating creams are designed to take skin care to a new level, especially when combined with a re-surfacing wand. The re-surfacing wand gently buffs or massages your tissues and drives out dead skin cells, oil, and entrenched contaminants. A brand new skin surface is revealed, healthier and revitalized. The treatment is painless, and should feel like a deep tissue massage.
This "lunch break facial" accommodates even the most frantic schedule. Not only is the treatment quick, itís also versatile. You can luxuriate in the benefits of microdermabrasion session at StrikingSkin.
Perhaps the most relished of all microdermabrasion benefits is that there are no discomfort-causing chemicals, scalpels, or lasers involved. Microdermabrasion does not utilize any of these tools, therefore effectively erasing all risks, recovery time, and commitment for comparable results. Microdermabrasion improves the appearance of skin texture, large pores, acne and acne scarring, dry or dull patches, sun spots, age spots, rough skin, blackheads and clogged pores, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, and dermal circulation.
Chemical peels exfoliate the uppermost layers of the skin. Removing and minimizing unappealing abnormalities, the smooth and healthy skin below is revealed in a procedure generally lasting under half an hour. The healing process, during which instructions to properly care for the treated skin are followed, will also promote the growth of fresh skin rich with collagen as well. A series of chemical peels scheduled at specific intervals can also strengthen the skin. In fact, this will make the treated skin stronger against the harmful effects of the environment.
A number of problems which plague the skin can be treated, including sun damage, acne, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation.
As each person has a different skin type and degree of damage, we will determine the appropriate degree of chemical peel for you, utilizing our extensive knowledge of dermatology. There are light, medium, and deep peels available, performed on an outpatient basis at our location.
Our most popular peel is the 35% plus unbuffered glycolic chemical peel. This is a very safe and effective chemical peel. A series of six sessions spaced 3 weeks apart is recommended. Each session takes under 30 minutes. Maintenance sessions follow these, with their frequency depending on the problem being treated. Our trained professional aestheticians at Striking Skin will assess your skin and recommend the proper treatment plan for you.
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