Acne and other skin conditions aren’t just uncomfortable or irritating — they can also make you feel painfully self-conscious. The aesthetic specialists at Horizons Health & Wellness in Bridgewater and Brockton, Massachusetts, provide medical therapies like hormone balancing and skin care products and treatments to improve the health of your skin. They specialize in using state-of-the-art laser technologies to reduce the appearance of acne scars and other blemishes. For expert treatment of acne and skin care that works, call the office or Book Online to schedule a consultation today.
What is acne?
Acne is a skin condition that causes outbreaks of spots or pimples. Acne typically occurs on your face and develops when the pores in your skin become blocked by a mixture of dead skin cells and the special oil (sebum) your skin produces.
If a bacteria called P. acnes is inside the pore when the blockage occurs, it multiplies rapidly, making the pore red, swollen, and painful. You’re more likely to suffer from acne if you have a hormone imbalance, which is why it’s a common problem during puberty.
As well as the discomfort and irritation acne causes, it can also affect your self-esteem and lower your confidence. If you suffer from severe acne, you can end up with pits and scars on your face that never go away. Fortunately, Horizons Health & Wellness specializes in acne and skin care.
What medical acne and skin care treatments are there?
Acne and skin care go hand in hand, but you’ll likely need additional treatments for severe acne. The providers at Horizons Health & Wellness can assess your skin and prescribe medications like isotretinoin to reduce oil production and inflammation when necessary.
You might require a course of antibiotics to kill the acne bacteria.
Laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies can also destroy acne bacteria using light energy.
Other treatments include:
Hormone balancing can be accomplished with creams, patches, gels, pills, shots or implants, with the goal being to restore hormones to balanced levels to optimize your sense of vitality and wellbeing. Horizons Health & Wellness offers both traditional synthetic hormone therapy and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
In addition to these treatments, it’s important to make sure you have a healthy, balanced diet for optimal nutrition. If you smoke, commit to quitting, and make sure you protect your skin from the sun. Excessive exposure to sunlight and tobacco smoke is particularly harmful to your skin.
You should also make sure you get plenty of exercise, drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated, and find ways to reduce stress. These are good habits to adopt whether or not you have problems like acne to promote beautiful, healthy skin from within.
It’s also important to look after your skin from the outside when you have acne and skin care treatments and products can be invaluable.
What aesthetic acne and skincare treatments are available?
To ensure you’re using the right products on your skin, it’s important to know what skin type you have. The skin care specialists at Horizons Health & Wellness can advise you and provide a range of BeautyCounter® products to suit your skin type.
If you have permanent acne scars, you can also take advantage of state-of-the-art Icon™ skin resurfacing. Icon uses noninvasive light energy to reduce acne scars and resurface your skin.
Find out more about effective treatments for acne and skincare products that can help by calling Horizons Health & Wellness or booking an appointment online today.