Acne can affect anyone at any age and can be frustrating to get rid of. Acne that does not improve with the use of washes, creams, and other at home solutions might require a different treatment done by a professional. Depending on the type of acne you suffer from, you might receive one of several treatment options.
During acne extraction, an extractor tool is used to apply pressure and remove the insides of the pimple. If your acne consists of blackheads or whiteheads, an extraction treatment could help you. This treatment can clean the pores of debris, helping to prevent future breakouts. This acne treatment is not the same as popping a pimple and should only be done by a professional.
During cryotherapy for acne treatment, liquid nitrogen is sprayed on the skin and formed inside the cells. The top layer of skin is removed along with blackheads, whiteheads, and any debris clogging the pores. Treatment with liquid nitrogen could help you with this type of acne and in some cases, remove growths.
Chemical peels use a chemical solution such as glycolic or salicylic acid to remove layers of damaged, problem causing skin. A professional will leave the solution on the skin for a few minutes before rinsing. After treatment, the skin will peel to show healthy, clear skin underneath. The cells regenerate for improved texture and appearance. Chemical peels can also improve the appearance of scarring left from past breakouts.
If at-home solutions have failed to improve your stubborn acne, you might benefit from one of these in-office acne treatments. A consultation with Dr. Baird will be necessary to ensure you are a good candidate and can help you decide which treatment can help solve your acne problems. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!