No matter how well-versed you are in skin care, acne is a troublesome skin concern that can leave you lacking confidence and feeling frustrated with your skin. Adult acne can be attributed to any number of causes, like hormonal changes, excessive stress, drastic diet changes and taking certain medications. If you’re struggling with stubborn acne that just won’t go away, we’re here to help! At Belle Marin Aesthetic Medicine, we strive to provide the highest quality service while helping you enhance your beauty both inside and out.
In order to determine whether you need a product or a treatment to clear up your complexion, it’s important to determine what kind of acne you’re facing:
- Whiteheads (mild, non-inflammatory) are bumps beneath the skin caused by clogged hair follicles.
- Blackheads (mild, non-inflammatory) are bumps on the surface of the skin caused by clogged hair follicles.
- Papules (mild, inflammatory) are small, red, tender bumps beneath the skin.
- Pimples or pustules (mild to moderate, inflammatory) are papules containing pus at their tips.
- Cystic acne (moderate to severe, inflammatory) results in pus-filled lumps deep under the skin.
Now that you know the basics, let’s get into potential remedies:
Treats: All types of acne, including more severe forms like cystic acne.
As the first and only energy device FDA cleared to treat moderate to severe acne, AviClear delivers long-lasting acne relief in just three 30-minute treatment sessions. What’s so unique about this treatment is its ability to treat acne at the source — using laser energy at an innovative wavelength, AviClear targets and suppresses the sebaceous gland. This results in a significant reduction in oil production, leading to fewer, less intense breakouts without the need for prescription medications.
Forever Clear® BBL
Treats: Mild to moderate inflammatory acne and pustular acne.
Able to treat acne almost anywhere on the body, including the face, neck and back, Forever Clear BBL has proven to be an extremely effective treatment for mild to moderate inflammatory acne in addition to troublesome pustular acne. This non-invasive treatment option delivers light energy deep within the skin to painlessly eliminate acne-causing bacteria, reduce inflammation and redness and stimulate the growth of new skin cells to support clear, healthy, glowing skin.
Skin care products
We’re proud to offer a wide selection of skin care products to help you achieve your best skin yet. Some of our top products for clearing and controlling acne include:
Renewal Retinol from Alastin Skincare®
Treats: Mild to moderate acne.
This serum packs quite a punch — the retinol helps you fight acne while softening your skin’s texture and even providing anti-aging benefits. Featuring an anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant formula, this product calms your skin while treating blemishes on the surface. It can even help you stave off the skin dehydration often associated with using acne creams that dry out your skin.
Acne Gel from PCA Skin®
Treats: Mild acne and cystic acne.
Suitable for full-face application or just a simple spot treatment, this gel can clear existing acne while staving off future breakouts thanks to ingredients like salicylic acid. The OmniSome delivery system maximizes overall penetration of ingredients into the skin, allowing for more thorough absorption. This gel can reduce oil production in the skin and unclog pores for a clearer complexion.