About Acne

Acne is a common condition that occurs when hair follicles get plugged up with oil and dead skin cells, resulting in blackheads, pus-filled pimples, or red, tender bumps. While this condition is most common in teenagers and young adults, it can also occur in adults.

Acne Treatments

There are many different acne treatments available today, depending on the type of acne, your skin type, and your skin sensitivity. These options may include:

Manual Extractions- During a manual extraction, Dr. Baird will use special tools to extract the acne from the pore. Whiteheads and blackheads are most commonly extracted, though pimples or pustules can also be extracted. This process should only be done by a professional, and should not be attempted at home.

Liquid Nitrogen- Liquid Nitrogen is a type of cryotherapy treatment that involves spraying the liquid nitrogen on the skin. This causes a light freezing of the treatment areas, causing the skin to peel and reveal newer, healthier skin. Acne and some skin growths can be treated with this option.

Chemical Peels- Chemical peels are a popular treatment which uses a special chemical solution to remove the topmost layer of dull and dead skin. It can also treat acne, prevent future breakouts, and reduce the buildup of scar tissue.

As you can see, there are many different acne treatments available today. If you are interested in learning more about your acne treatment options in Northville, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.