Since the main trigger for acne is hormonal fluctuations, a person of adolescent age may find that their acne goes away as they grow into adulthood. Yet, as we all know, acne continues to be an issue for many adults who have long since left puberty in the rearview mirror. For these adults, acne may not go away completely on its own. You may experience breakouts cyclically, if not all the time.
Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options available to people dealing with acne. Dr. Steven Greene will help you find one that works for you. Many people prefer not to take medications like Accutane to address acne, and many of our patients have experienced effective breakout reduction with other treatments offered by Dr. Greene:
Chemical peels. Blocked pores allow bacteria to flourish and cause breakouts. A chemical peel strips away the oil, dead skin cells, and other debris that is clogging pores. The pores will be unplugged and new skin cells will grow.
- Medical facials and HydraFacial. Facials work in various ways depending on the type of facial. We offer medical acne facials that unclog pores, reduce excess oil production, and reduce skin bacteria. We also offer the HydraFacial, which simultaneously cleans, extracts, exfoliates, and hydrates skin with proprietary vortex technology.
- Intense pulsed light. Also known as a photofacial, IPL treatment reduces acne-causing bacteria with light.
- Laser treatment. The main way laser treatments can treat acne is by shrinking overactive oil glands that block pores with sebum buildup.
You may see a significant difference in breakouts with these treatments. They are great accompaniments to your at-home routine, which should include gently cleansing your skin with non-abrasive, alcohol-free products.
Begin the Journey to Clearer Skin
If you are ready to stop struggling with acne and pursue options that work for your skin, please call Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle at 206-402-4797. Dr. Steven Greene is a board-certified dermatologist who is personally committed to helping each of his patients achieve beautiful, healthy skin. After meeting with you in a consultation, Dr. Greene will recommend those treatments that will be a good match for your goals.