- Cold Plasma Therapy
Cold Plasma, or “Cold Atmospheric Plasma”, is a recent, clinically proven treatment for acne and skin rejuvenation, and this is a treatment that I will soon be offering. For acne and oily skin, cold plasma is extremely effective in destroying P. acne bacteria, quickly reducing skin inflammation, soothing the skin, and preventing acne reoccurrence by balancing sebum production. It is one of the gentlest ways to treat acne (including teenage acne) and is suitable from 12 years and over (with parental consent).You can read more about it here.
- Topical Treatments:
Over-the-counter or prescription topical treatments can help control acne. These typically contain ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or retinoids. They work by reducing inflammation, unclogging pores, and promoting skin cell turnover.
- Chemical Peels:
Chemical peels involve applying a solution to the skin, which exfoliates the top layer. This process helps remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and reduce acne. Peels with ingredients like glycolic acid or salicylic acid are commonly used for acne treatment.
- Laser and Light Therapies:
Laser and light-based treatments can target acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation. These therapies can also help minimize acne scars. Common types include blue light therapy, pulsed light and heat energy (LHE) therapy, and photodynamic therapy (PDT).
- Extraction and Facial Treatments:
Professional extraction involves the manual removal of blackheads and whiteheads by an aesthetician or dermatologist. Facial treatments can include deep cleansing, exfoliation, and customized masks to address specific skin concerns and improve acne.
- Prescription Medications:
In severe cases, dermatologists may prescribe oral medications such as antibiotics, hormonal treatments (e.g., birth control pills), or isotretinoin (Accutane) for severe acne that doesn’t respond to other treatments. These medications require medical supervision due to potential side effects.