Acne is an inflammatory skin condition of the oil-producing sebaceous glands. Symptoms can include red bumps (papules), pustules, blackheads and whiteheads. When the pores of the skin become clogged with too much oil and bacteria, and the outer layers of the skin don't turn over (exfoliate) on a regular basis. Acne can be a very challenging skin problem to correct for many people.
Acne can manifest at any time in life, although it is most apparent in the teen years and times of hormonal changes. Adult acne can be seen in both men and women. Acne may be hereditary, but can also be triggered by birth control pills, hormonal changes, stress, hair and cosmetic products, humidity, sweating, and even friction from headbands, hats, and backpacks.
At Radiance, we can help you manage and eliminate your acne with a combination of in-office treatments, a daily skin regimen and in some cases, a prescription cream to combat the blemishes.
Below, are some of the options we offer to help control your acne:
Chemical Peels: We have a variety of chemical peels formulated by SkinMedica®. They are helpful in exfoliation of the epidermis which enables the skin to heal itself. Some are more powerful than others and include the use of Retinoic Acid.
Chemical Peels are not always invasive -- you can go home, put on your makeup, and often look work-ready the next day. They can be customized to your lifestyle and wishes. Chemical Peels are favorites of our clients and staff!
Microdermabrasion: We specialize in the revolutionary SilkPeel®.
Skincare Products: Acne systems by SkinMedica.
Acne Scar Treatment at Radiance in San Antonio
Treating the Scarring
Although the best treatment is prevention, acne can leave long-lasting discoloration and "pitting" or scarring of the skin. While scarring is very difficult to treat, at Radiance, we utilize the best methods possible to reduce the scarring appearance and restore smoother skin.
EMatrix™ Sublative Rejuvenation: A non-laser, skin resurfacing treatment using bipolar radio frequency (RF) technology. In just three customized 20-30 minute treatments, the EMatrix provides an effeztrive acne scar treatment that out performs most laser and skin resurfacing procedures.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL): If the extent of the damage to the skin is primarily discoloration, then the IPL (also known as a photofacial) can diminish this discoloration.
Visit Radiance for a complimentary consultation with our medical aestheticians and together we will determine the right plan of action for your acne and acne scarring.