Acne is a condition that occurs when dead skin cells collect in the pores. When combined with oils and bacteria on the skin, the pores become clogged and inflamed. Acne is a common problem that can occur to anyone at any age, and the unsightly cysts and pustules that result can significantly impact a sufferer’s self-esteem.
If you have a loved one who is prone to acne breakouts, you may have seen them try every product on the drugstore shelves without finding relief from their embarrassing and often painful predicament. Even after acne fades away, it can leave behind prominent scarring that is just as emotionally distressing as the pimples were. Fortunately, modern cosmetic medicine offers many solutions for people who struggle with acne.
Treatments to Control Acne
Since acne results from clogged pores, one of the best strategies for improving the look of acne-prone skin is to keep pores clear, clean, and free of toxins and impurities. At Dermatology Medical Group, we offer several spa-quality options for acne sufferers, all of which make excellent gift ideas as the holidays approach.
Microdermabrasion is an excellent way to improve the look of dull, tired skin. By using a wand-shaped tool to direct a small stream of tiny particles across the skin, microdermabrasion gently removes the top layers of skin, which are often susceptible to visible damage. Microdermabrasion leaves skin refreshed and rejuvenated, with immediately noticeable improvements. This treatment also promotes the growth of new, healthy skin cells that will continue to help keep patients looking younger after their treatment.
Patients with oily, breakout-prone skin can benefit greatly from chemical peels, which are similar to microdermabrasion in that they remove the damaged, aging outer layers of the skin that have accumulated over time and encourage new skin cells to form. However, chemical peels are more customizable because three levels of treatment are available: light, medium, and deep. We will determine which level is best for you after evaluating your skin and talking with you about your concerns.
Lasers are excellent ways to turn back the clock on years of skin damage and aging. Even scarring and discoloration resulting from acne are no match for state-of-the-art lasers such as Fraxel®®, a treatment that addresses multiple skin concerns simultaneously and leaves people with a healthy, glowing complexion.
Schedule Your Skin Care Consultation at Dermatology Medical Group
Dermatology Medical Group, Inc., is San Francisco’s premier center for both medical and cosmetic skin care. We offer many of the most in-demand treatments available today, and our six board-certified physicians personally perform every procedure to ensure consistently outstanding results.
If you’re looking for gift ideas for hard-to-shop-for friends and family this holiday season, consider a present that will have long-lasting benefits for your loved ones’ health and happiness. We believe in taking a personalized approach to medical care, and we provide a high standard that sets us apart. Contact us today to learn more about giving the gift of rejuvenated, youthful skin that will undoubtedly be the standout stocking stuffer of the year.