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Acne Treatments

If you've been struggling with acne for any period of time, you'll be relieved to know that there are several effective acne treatments that can improve your appearance. Many acne treatments begin almost immediately to reverse the progression of blemishes and prevent the development of new ones, so it pays to get started as soon as possible. Another important advantage of beginning acne treatments at the first opportunity is the prevention or reduction of acne scarring. The good news is that the acne treatments we offer will target the root causes of acne outbreaks and will help you quickly bring a frustrating problem under control.

Acne impacts everyone a little differently, both physically and emotionally, but one thing that all acne sufferers share is a desire to quickly identify acne treatments that will produce the best results. As explained below, there are acne treatments available through Spacityspa that will help free you from the mental and physical discomfort associated with acne. With the effective acne treatments offered by our clinic, there's no reason for you or a loved one to continue to endure this unpleasant condition.

To find out more about our array of acne treatments, email us with your questions or call us directly at 518-581-1888. Our skin care professionals will work directly with you to determine which acne treatments or treatment would be the most appropriate and advisable for your situation.

The fact that you've been researching acne treatments and have arrived at our web site shows that you're serious about finding a solution. Once you contact us and learn more about your options for acne treatments, you'll feel ready to make an informed decision and take action. The following information about acne and acne treatments may also be helpful to you.

Spa City Spa Offers Serious Acne Treatment

productblurb Acne affects most teenagers and adults in their 20's, even into their 40's. There are many different acne treatments available. Without acne treatment, acne may subside after years, but may leave scars in its wake. The most common areas of involvement are the face, chest, and back.

Acne forms from male hormones found in both males and females which increases in level during puberty. This triggers the oil gland to enlarge and produce increased amounts of oil. This oil gets trapped in the hair follicle, causing a plugged pore (or blackead or whitehead). Bacteria then proliferate in the follicle which ruptures and eventually forms a big red pimple or pustule.

Traditional acne treatment options include topical and oral therapies. Special topical prescription creams and gels, such as, Retin A, Tazorac, and Differin, help unplug pores and prevent blackheads and whiteheads from forming. Oral and topical antibiotic medications help reduce inflammation and prevent scarring. Each topical and oral medication have different side effects that are important to discuss with your physician.

A new state-of-the-art acne treatment is the Smoothbeam laser which is available at Spa City Spa, a medical spa adjacent to Saratoga Dermatology. This laser is a non-invasive, 15 minute treatment that is effective and affordable. The laser light hits the surface of the skin, penetrates to where the oil gland is, and shrinks the oil gland. The recommended course of treatment is 4 - 5 treatments every 3 - 4 weeks. There is no downtime and no systemic side effects that one might encounter if using an oral medication. It's a great approach if someone wants to direct an effective treatment to target areas and avoid oral medication. The laser is also used in conjunction with systemic and topical treatments to speed up recovery.

Other minor procedures which can be used to supplement prescription acne treatments are peels. Microdermabrasion mechanically exfoliates the skin with minimal pinkness afterwards to help reduce blackheads and the pigmentation that occurs with blemishes. Enzyme peels can digest dead skin cells on the surface to allow for easier acne extraction. Salicylic acid peels penetrate to the oil gland to reduce oil production and give the skin more of a matte finish. There are other options available.