Acne is the most common chronic skin disease in the United States with more than 50 million people suffering from the condition. There are many treatments available in Vancouver from topical creams to surgery. When you talk to our skin specialist you can learn about the best acne treatment for your skin.
Acne not only develops in teenagers. Many adults get acne and need treatment to improve their skin. Acne can appear on the face, shoulders, back, buttocks, neck, and chest. The condition starts when the natural skin oil sebum clogs a hair follicle. Dead skin cells and bacteria grow in the pore creating an inflammation. Mild acne, or grade I acne, consists of blackheads and whiteheads. These are superficial and don’t usually leave behind scars when they heal. Cysts and nodules, grade IV acne, go deeper into the skin and may leave scars.
Acne Treatment Options
When you consult with our dermatologist in Vancouver, your acne will be evaluated as to type and severity. Accordingly, a course of treatment will be recommended. Here are the most common treatments we recommend:
Topical treatments – you can buy over-the-counter creams and gels to treat acne, but it is best to let a professional help you choose the right products. If topical creams are the best treatment for you, we will recommend prescription grade medication that has the requisite amount of active ingredient to be effective. At our clinic, we supply physician-grade skincare products such as ZO Skin Health to help eliminate acne breakouts.
Therapies – there are laser and light treatments that may clear certain types of acne. Here at Lougheed Laser Center, we are proud to offer Blu-U light therapy and photodynamic therapy as efficient, non-invasive routes to a clearer complexion.
You may benefit from one of these therapies or a combination thereof. We encourage you to speak with our professionals to determine the proper course of action for you.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
If you are suffering from mild or severe acne breakouts, you may be able to get relief and improve your skin with our acne treatment options. To learn more, please feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Lougheed Laser Centre. At our convenient location in Burnaby, we are proud to serve the areas of Vancouver, Port Moody, and Coquitlam. Our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!