Acne Treatment

Aug 29, 2016 - By Dr. Martin Kassir

Acne vulgaris ("zits" or "pimples") affects nearly 100% of the population at some point. Although acne primarily affects adolescents, for many it can continue into adulthood. For some, acne is mild and transient; but for others, it can be severe and long lasting.

There are several modalities that can be used to treat a wide variety of skin lesions in adults and children.  

  • Advanced laser technology is now proving to be a powerful weapon in the battle against acne and acne scars. This type of treatment is designed to gently target and reduce the redness associated with inflammatory acne and acne scars. Lasers can reduce erythema (redness of the skin), and can stimulate collagen to improve scarring.
  • Microneedling along with microdermabrasion can also help reduce the appearance of acne scars and prevent future breakouts.  Microdermabrasion exfoliates the stratum corneum, (top layer of the skin), increasing cell turn over, and helps minimize pores. Microneedling may improve acne scars and can have the added benefit of simultaneously infusing a specialized solution for acne through the microscopic channels created by the treatment.
  • Red and blue LED light therapy, also referred to as Light Emitting Diode light therapy (LED treatments), is another option when treating acne. The blue LED Light may address the growth of bacteria; the red LED treatment is designed to minimize inflammation and irritation of the affected area.

 These acne treatments in Dallas have little to no downtime and can be done in less than 30 minutes.