Acne Treatment in Chattanooga
We typically treat acne through a variety of approaches including Photodynamic therapy and microdermabrasion in conjunction with prescription antibiotics.
Photodynamic Treatment for Acne
Levulan Kerastick Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is the most recent advance in acne treatment. This therapy involves the topical application of Levulan and the use of the BLU-U Blue Light Illuminator. Levulan acne treatment combats acne in multiple ways. It inactivates the bacteria that trigger acne, exfoliates the skin to unclog pores and shuts down the sebaceous glands in the skin which are the main culprit of acne formation.
Microdermabrasion for Acne
Microdermabrasion resurfaces the face’s skin through the removal of the dead, outer layer of the skin. The dead skin is removed with a combination of abrasion, using something similar to a sandblaster and crystals, and suction. Once the damaged skin is removed, more healthy and youthful skin is revealed. Depending on the severity of your condition, treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour to perform. Maximum results are typically achieved after five to 12 sessions.
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