What is Acne?
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the U.S., impacting around 60 million people every year. While many cases are considered mild and may be treated with prescription drugs and a consistent at-home cleansing regimen, many individuals have it so severe that scarring may occur. Acne is a combination of whiteheads, pimples, blackheads, and small cysts. It can create other uncomfortable symptoms, including itchy, red, and swollen skin. Caused by a mix of clogged pores, dead skin cells, and bacteria, it often happens to teens but can also affect adults. Acne appears on the face, chest, and back. To improve the appearance of your skin, Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL offers numerous treatment alternatives, like laser therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and chemical peels. Please call our office to learn more about our treatment options.
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What Causes acne?
Acne "flare-ups" can happen for a variety of different reasons, such as hormonal fluctuations related to puberty, pregnancy, childbirth, or menopause. Additionally, certain medications, stress, and poor diet can also cause acne. At your consultation, Dr. Mang will assess your skin, listen to your needs, and take the time to answer any questions you may have. Next, he designs a personalized treatment plan that may include PRP therapies, chemical peels, or laser treatments. During your appointment, he will explain the benefits of each treatment type so you feel knowledgeable about how they address your needs.
How do you treat acne Scars?
At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL, we offer many treatment alternatives to help manage acne scars. We provide PRP therapy, chemical peels, and laser therapy.
PRP therapy uses your platelet-rich plasma to reduce the appearance of acne scars. During your procedure, we draw about four tablespoons of blood from your arm and place it into a centrifuge. Once the plasma has separated from the other components of your blood, we inject it into the skin. This treatment helps encourage collagen production to smooth the texture of your complexion.
We offer light, medium, and deep peels to reduce the appearance of acne scars and smooth the skin. A chemical peel helps the skin slough off the old layer, which lightens the appearance of scars on the skin. Each peel is tailored to your needs, and we can use a variety of options, like salicylic, glycolic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids.
We offer laser therapy to encourage the production of collagen, which smooths the complexion. During this procedure, a specialized laser is gently passed over the skin. We use ablative, non-ablative, or fractionated laser treatments to improve the skin's texture.
Acne Treatments FAQ
Do acne treatments hurt?
Most patients don’t experience undue discomfort during acne treatment. Each treatment has its own method of being administered, whether via injection (PRP therapy), application to the face (chemical peel), or light energy directly applied to the skin (laser). The majority of patients don’t find PRP injections uncomfortable, while a heavy chemical peel will be a little more uncomfortable than a light peel. Patients liken laser acne treatments to a slight “snapping” sensation that may be somewhat uncomfortable but not painful. Before we begin, we can use a topical anesthetic to make your procedure more enjoyable.
Are the different acne treatments safe?
Yes, they are. Each of our acne treatments is FDA-approved or FDA-cleared safe and effective for the treatment of acne.
What does PRP therapy do for acne?
PRP therapy uses your body’s own healing factors in the blood to promote the production of new collagen and elastin. This helps reduce the appearance of acne scars while creating healthier, brighter, and smoother skin.
Should I get a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment?
Both dermabrasion and chemical peels are facial treatments that treat surface imperfections while cleaning and exfoliating your skin for a softer, clearer appearance. The difference is that dermabrasion requires special tools (a shaving instrument or rotating brush ) to clear away the surface skin layer through a careful exfoliating process. A chemical peel applies a caustic solution to your skin to dissolve dead skin cells. In your initial consultation, we will explain the advantages of each and help you choose whether dermabrasion or a chemical peel best fits your acne treatment goals.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Depending on the chemicals used, you may feel mild discomfort during and shortly after your peel. If you have a light peel, you will notice some stinging, but this goes away quickly with a handheld fan. Medium and deep peels are good for deeper skin blemishes and longer-lasting results, but they are typically more uncomfortable. Numbing cream, skin medications, and soothing ointments may be applied to minimize your discomfort during your treatment. Dr. Mang or a member of his team will discuss post-treatment skin care to extend your results.
If you are tired of concealing your acne scars with makeup or enduring the physical pain, embarrassment, or emotional impact that could develop from this skin condition, we encourage you to contact Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, we will provide a comprehensive skin analysis and create a customized treatment program to help smooth your complexion. After developing a treatment plan, we can discuss the costs and payment options. Please call our office in Tampa, FL to learn more about our acne treatments.