Acne and Large PoresAcne is a hereditary disorder of the oil glands and pores (also known as sebaceous glands and follicles). It can affect almost anyone. Pores get clogged with sticky skin cells and oil builds up, leading to blackheads and whiteheads. Bacteria overgrow, leading to inflamed red pimples, pustules, and larger pimples called cysts. Scarring can occur. Board-certified dermatologists such as those at MDLSV Institute specialize in the treatment of acne. Prescription topical and oral medications are usually very helpful. We also offer treatments for acne that use light to destroy acne-causing bacteria in the clogged oil glands and help to unclog the oil glands. The Aesthera PPX™ and Aesthera Isolaze™ are painless, quick, and effective treatments which clear acne while improving your skin overall.* Isolaze™ treatments combine a gentle vacuum with therapeutic broadband light to help rid your skin of acne causing impurities. The Blue Light is another treatment option that doesn’t use antibiotics while treating acne with light. The appearance of large pores can be minimized by various techniques, ranging from microdermabrasion/SilkPeel to noninvasive laser resurfacing. Acne scarring is discussed in the scarring section. A beta peel can help treat acne and acne scarring.
*Results may vary for each patient.
*Gold, Michael H. “Therapeutic and Aesthetic Uses of Photodynamic TherapyPart Two of a Five-Part Series: Lasers and Light Treatments for Acne Vulgaris Promising Therapies.” The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology 1.3 (2008): 28–34. Print.
Before and Afters
Results may vary for each patient.