Acne Awareness Month
June is Acne Awareness Month and 50 million Americans are affected by the condition. It doesn’t matter what age or what type of acne you suffer from when you just want it gone. With a lot of tips and tricks out there trying to explain how to fix is the issue of acne, more can be achieved when truly understanding the four main pillars of acne which are:
- Bacteria: Overgrowth of propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes)
- Excess sebum (oil)
- Hyper-keratinization: overproduction of dead skin cells clogging pores
There are different types of acne varying from inflammatory, hormonal and deep cystic acne lesions which require different types of topical &/or systemic treatment. One mainstay of treatment that is offered at AdmireMD Skin Clinic is the Forever Clear® BBL. This is a great option that can be used alone or with adjunct therapies to expedite your acne treatment plan. Forever Clear® BBL is a cutting-edge acne treatment that uses the power of light to comfortably and effectively clear acne. Using BBL® technology, the world’s most powerful Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) device, to deliver light energy deep into your skin stimulating and regenerating skin cells, leaving you with clear, healthy, radiant skin.
Step 1: Skin is first treated with BLUE BBL light to kill P. acnes at its source, deep down in the pores
Step 2: Skin is then treated with YELLOW BBL light to reduce the inflammation and acne-associated redness to give you healthy, luminous skin
Pairing your Forever Clear® BBL with a proper skincare regimen is of utmost importance. Our team can guide you on the use of our pharmaceutical-grade skincare products, and if prescription treatment is needed, our Dermatology trained PA can prescribe a recommended treatment plan as well.
Acne can lead to pigmentary changes, scarring, embarrassment, low self-esteem, emotional distress, and avoidance of social situations. We are extremely passionate about healthy skin so we encourage you to take control! Visit our team of acne specialists today so we can help create a treatment plan customized for you.