Acne Treatment in Columbus, Ohio
Acne is a frustrating issue, plaguing your complexion with bumps, redness, and inflammation. The condition often carries heavy emotional consequences, lowering confidence and self-esteem for many. Many over-the-counter medications and skin care products guarantee results; however, this is often an empty promise. This leads those with acne down an endless journey of trial and error, making acne worse at times. It’s important, however, to remember that this is a common skin condition, with an estimated 85% of adults experiencing acne in their lifetime.
Acne treatments at Lotus Elite Aesthetics provide clinically proven treatment options to combat both mild acne and severe acne. Our team of providers are experienced in treating all types of acne
Symptoms of acne
The most common type of acne is known as comedonal acne or closed comedones. This form of acne occurs when the oil glands in the skin become blocked by dead cells and bacteria. As these blockages build up, they can cause small pimples on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, arms, legs, and even the buttocks. These tiny pimples are called whiteheads or blackheads. They may be painful and leave behind a thick yellow residue that clogs pores.
Another type of acne is known simply as acne vulgaris. It is characterized by open comedones (pimples) and cysts (large pustules). Cystic acne usually appears on the cheeks, chin, forehead, nose, upper lip, and sometimes the chest.
Acne medication such as Accutane and oral retinoids are often prescribed to those with severe acne; however, this can come with many adverse effects such as dry, itchy skin, sun sensitivity, and joint and muscle problems.
Causes of acne
There are several factors that can lead to acne, and a combination of factors can worsen the progression and frequency of breakouts.
If you have a family history of acne, it’s likely that you will experience acne too.
When hormone levels fluctuate, such as during puberty, they can affect the production of sebum, which leads to increased oil gland activity.
Certain foods such as dairy products, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, and spicy foods can increase the amount of oil produced by the body.
Stressful situations can trigger hormonal changes that result in higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Cortisol stimulates the oil glands to produce more oil, causing breakouts.
Exposure to sunlight, pollution, and other environmental toxins can also contribute to and cause further inflammation of acne.
Treatment of Acne at Lotus Elite Aesthetics
Acne eraser injection
At Lotus Elite Aesthetics, we offer our Acne Eraser Injection, an anti-inflammatory injection used to reduce the size and redness of an acne breakout. This delivers improvement in as little as a few hours. A small amount of steroid is injected directly into cystic acne to target, manage, and treat difficult acne and acne lesions.
A chemical peel is a topical treatment designed to remove the damaged, surface layer of dead skin, to reveal a smoother, brighter, and younger-looking complexion. Chemical peels contain exfoliants such as salicylic acid to prevent and treat ongoing acne. Rapid exfoliation aids in the treatment of acne, preventing dead skin cells and excess oil produced by sebaceous glands from clogging your follicles. This results in reduced pore blockages and breakouts and is especially beneficial for those with oily skin and typically not recommended for dry skin.
Microneedling and RF microneedling
Microneedling and RF (radio frequency) microneedling stimulate powerful collagen and elastin production to deeply remodel the skin. This natural healing response smooths over scars caused by both moderate acne and severe acne that cannot be treated with typical skin care products. Improvements in dark spots caused by acne are also achieved for an even skin tone.
IPL photofacial treatments penetrate past the surface layer of skin into the dermis, targeting hyperpigmentation caused by acne without damaging the surrounding tissue. As the pigment in the discolored portions of the skin absorbs the light energy, thermal energy is produced, breaking up the melanin from unwanted spots. This effectively delivers an even-toned complexion that appears brighter and more radiant. IPL treatments are also beneficial for reducing inflammation caused by acne.
Am I a good candidate?
If you’ve been suffering from acne without any solution from topical medications and other forms of treatment, you are a great candidate! Our wide range of procedures allow us to give you an individualized treatment plan with the goal of achieving smooth, clear skin.
Book an appointment at Lotus Elite Aesthetics!