Living with acne can make you feel a range of emotions: depressed, anxious, defeated, embarrassed, unconfident, and anything in between. The good news is you don’t have to live with acne forever. At Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, we want to introduce you to our acne treatments that can finally help you achieve a beautiful, clear complexion that will help you feel more confident and finally fall in love with your complexion.
How Do Acne Treatments Work?
Our acne treatments are so effective because they reach beyond the skin’s surface and target what is often the root cause. They address and destroy the bacteria deep within the skin that causes acne, and in doing so, help you finally achieve a clear complexion. Our acne treatments involve the use of the Icon laser, a multi-functional laser system that can perform various skin-perfecting treatments and help you achieve beautiful, clear skin.
Targeting Existing Acne
One of the ways that our acne treatments work is by targeting existing acne. If you have active acne blemishes, this treatment will use its laser energy to reach deep beyond the top layer of your skin into the deeper layers to target and destroy the bacteria that causes acne in the first place.
Preventing Future Breakouts
Another way that this treatment works is by preventing future breakouts. Laser treatments can help target harmful bacteria and help oily skin by helping reduce excess oil production. When your skin produces excess oil, you’ll be less likely to experience breakouts and can maintain a beautiful and clear complexion long term.
Treating Acne Scars
If you have suffered from acne for a significant amount of your life, you may also have acne scars. Acne scars can affect your confidence as much or even more so than acne because even if you don’t currently have any active acne blemishes on your face, you will still have acne scars. Acne scars are visible, and while you cannot effectively treat them with topical products, you can correct them with laser treatments.
Creating a More Even Skin Texture
The same laser treatment that we use to combat, control, and prevent active acne allows us to also target and help reduce the appearance of acne scars. Acne scars form from a combination of active blemishes and the healing process.
As the blemish heals, the body creates healing tissues, and if it doesn’t produce enough tissue, a divet is created, which is the acne scar. The laser works to help reduce the appearance of acne scars by forcing the body to create more collagen beneath the divet to raise it and create a more uniform skin texture.
What Causes Acne?
There are many different factors that cause acne, and even still, sometimes the cause of acne is entirely unknown. Lifestyle, diet, hygiene, genetics, hormones, and environmental toxins can all contribute to acne and breakouts. Using the wrong products, eating the wrong foods, and even taking certain medications can lead to breakouts.
However, if your topical products that are designed to eliminate acne and clear the skin aren’t doing their job, you may need something stronger or something like in-office acne treatment. Our laser treatments can do what those topical products cannot by reaching into the deeper layers of the skin, farther than topical products can, and destroy the bacteria that causes the formation of blemishes.
Acne Treatments and Lifestyle Changes
One of the best ways to effectively target acne and clear your skin is to combine in-office acne treatments with lifestyle changes. Eating a healthy diet, using the right skincare products, and developing healthy lifestyle habits can all help you maintain clear skin after a laser treatment.
We can target acne here in our office with the Icon laser treatment, but you are responsible for making the necessary lifestyle changes. A healthy lifestyle will work in conjunction with these treatments to help you achieve a beautiful complexion.
Changing Your Diet
If your diet is full of salty, sugary, or chemical-laden foods, it probably is affecting your skin. Excess sugar will cause inflammation. However, when you cut sugary foods and chemicals from your diet, you will see improvement in your skin. Some people are sensitive to certain food groups like dairy and gluten and don’t even realize it.
The Benefits of an Elimination Diet
As a result, eating these foods can cause breakouts. An elimination diet is the easiest and most effective way to determine if gluten or dairy are, in fact, causing your breakouts. Even better, an elimination diet is completely free and doesn’t require buying a food sensitivity test. All you have to do is cut out all forms of dairy or gluten, one at a time, not at the same time, for one to two weeks.
Then, you will watch closely how your skin reacts to its absence from your diet. If you notice that your skin becomes clearer, that food may be what has been contributing to your breakouts. If not, slowly add those foods back into your diet and watch how your skin reacts. Then, make the necessary diet changes to eliminate these foods from your meals so that you can promote a clear complexion.
Increasing Your Water Intake
Another way that you can help promote clear skin after your treatment is by increasing your water intake. Water can help work alongside your in-office treatments by helping your body flush toxins from the system. Increasing your water intake will also promote hydrated and healthy skin and improve your overall complexion.
Getting Enough Exercise
Getting in a daily sweat session can also help promote increased circulation and flush toxins from your pores. Exercise will help improve the appearance of your skin by promoting increased blood flow to the area and will also give you a healthy glow.
Evaluating Your Skin Care Products
Many people who suffer from acne buy over-the-counter or professional-grade skincare products specifically targeted for acne. While many of these can help control oil on the skin’s surface, some of these products may contain harsh ingredients that actually exacerbate your skin condition and cause more inflammation and irritation.
Sometimes the gentle products that aren’t specifically designed to treat acne can actually help soothe your skin and improve your complexion. If you aren’t sure whether or not your skincare routine is helping or hurting your acne-prone skin, our experts can evaluate your skin during one of your treatments to help create the right treatment plan for you. They can also make product suggestions that you can work alongside your acne treatment plan to clear and perfect your skin.
At Solar Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer the Jan Marini skincare product line. These skincare products use different anti-aging and nutrient-rich ingredients to address skin imperfections. Along with treating and preventing adult acne, they can also help treat other skin concerns, including:
- Skin pigmentation issues
- Dull skin tone
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
Scheduling Skincare Treatments
Once you undergo the recommended number of acne treatments to effectively combat bacteria in the deeper layers, you can help your skin stay healthy by scheduling regular in-office skincare treatments. Treatments designed to exfoliate your skin can help not only keep your skin glowing but eliminate the dead skin cell layer that can lead to clogged pores.
At our Medical Spa, we offer laser skin resurfacing treatments and chemical peels that can help keep your skin healthy and youthful. One of our experts can design a treatment plan that’s right for you and helps address not just your acne-prone skin but also your other skin concerns.
Am I a Candidate for an Acne Laser Treatment?
If you suffer from mild, moderate, or severe acne, you are most likely a good candidate for our acne laser treatments. You don’t need to live with acne; there is a way to treat it and help prevent it from coming back. Our skincare experts are dedicated to helping patients not just treat acne but prevent it so that you can feel confident about your complexion.
An initial consultation with one of our experts can determine if our acne laser treatment is the right option for you. Once we confirm that you are a good treatment candidate, we can design your treatment plan, help you begin an effective skincare routine with Jan Marini products, and schedule your first treatment.
Experience a Clear, Glowing Complexion
Beautiful, clear, glowing skin is within your reach. All you have to do is reach out to our experts, and we will take care of the rest. Contact us today at Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, to learn more about our acne treatments and schedule your initial consultation.