October 6, 2016

Skin Treatments that Actually Help with Acne

Having acne is a difficult enough problem to deal with, let alone having to then manage acne scarring once it's gone or temporarily relieved. Having acne can feel like a hindrance on your appearance and perhaps even your identity – but, luckily there are some skin treatments that actually help getting rid of acne. If you have acne, consider these options at 8 West Clinic for getting rid of them.

Advanced Microdermabrasion

Since acne can be the result of a buildup of the stratum corneum (or the outermost layer of the skin), you can address your acne by getting an advanced skin resurfacing treatment like microdermabrasion.The advanced microdermabrasion offered at 8 Westis a non-crystal treatment that works by mechanically buffering away the dead skin cells from the outermost layer of your skin. This non-invasive, non-chemical treatment is gentle, quick, and involves zero downtime.Once you've gotten rid of your dead skin cells, you'll discover that your skin products – including your expensive acne cream – can penetrate into the lower layers of the dermis and do its job much, much better.

ZO Skin Health

A proven solution for a number of skin conditions including acne, ZO Skin Health is a revolutionary line of medical grade skincare offered at 8 West. A full line of skin health products based on advanced scientific technology, our skin specialist Suzanne often prescribes these products to patients and walks them through the specifics of how and when to use them.

ZO Skin Health products offer treatment and protection from environmental aggressors for every patient at every age and stage of their life.

These revolutionary products work to improve skin barrier function, which in turn increases skin tolerance and eliminates weakness.

Broad Band Light

One of the best treatments for battling acne is called Broad Band Light (or BBL) which is a more effective spinoff of the better-known IPL.The Broad Band Light Photo Facial treatment at 8 West uses advanced technology to produce clearer-looking, firmer skin. In addition to addressing your acne, you will also find that a BBL treatment will result in a more even skin tone and texture.The light energy of theBBLâ„¢ laser device gentlyheats up the upper layers of your epidermis, stimulating your skin cells to regenerate new collagen. Thephotothermal energy gets rid of acne,fine vessels, and redness while reducingunwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions.Watch the video below to see how our patient got rid of her acne using BBL treatments.https://youtu.be/bw38P4HvjI4Whether you are dealing with active acne or are battling the aftermath of such with acne scarring, we'd love to help you on your road to a wonderful skin transformation. Click here to book your complimentary consultation with our skin specialists, and start your journey today.

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