Acne Treatments – Brockton, MA
Acne can be a teenager’s worst nightmare – it can undermine their self-confidence and ruin their self esteem at a crucial time in their life. However, unsightly acne can also affect adults of almost every age. And acne is not just limited to the face – breakouts can also wreak havoc on the back, buttocks, arms and shoulders too.
At ESP Medical we understand that no matter what your age, or where on your body you have acne, it can be frustrating, embarrassing and negatively affect your self confidence and impact your quality of life. And if you are suffering from acne you’ve probably already discovered that over-the-counter products simply are not strong enough to eliminate acne.
However, many parents and acne sufferers are not aware new state-of-the-art acne treatments are available that can virtually make acne a thing of the past! At our Boston area medical aesthetic practice, Dr. Vikas Merchia offers the latest high tech IPL lasers, as well as 100% natural PRP Microneedling to treat acne and acne scars.
Acne is a medical condition, which means it requires the intervention of a doctor, to make it truly go away and to avoid permanent scarring. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Merchia to discuss the latest, state-of-the-art acne treatment procedures, so you can your best face to the world!
Icon IPL Laser Acne Treatments
Icon IPL laser effectively treats a wide variety of skin conditions, including unsightly Acne, by using heat energy from “Intense Pulsed Light” to treat the underlying cause of acne. Additionally, the Icon IPL laser can also reduce or eliminate unsightly acne scars from past break outs!
ESP Medical is one of the few medical facilities in the greater Boston, MA area to offer this fast, comfortable, affordable, high-tech laser acne treatment.
How IPL Laser Acne Treatments Work
Icon IPL Laser Acne Treatments can help you or your teenager obtain a smooth, clear complexion without the use of dangerous medications or harsh topical chemicals and creams.
Acne occurs when the “sebum” (the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands) is prevented from leaving the skin when a hair follicle becomes blocked. When this happens, bacteria grows beneath the surface of the skin, which is what causes the inflammation and ugly pimples. And when the inflamed pimple finally gets too full and ruptures, it can lead to ugly, permanent scarring.
Icon IPL Laser Acne Treatments work by cutting off the blood supply to the sebaceous gland, thereby slowing the production of sebum. The IPL thermal energy attacks the pigment in the blood vessels that feed the oil production. When the hemoglobin converts the light energy into heat, it damages the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the sebaceous glands – without damaging surrounding skin.
The result is pores and follicles that are no longer blocked by excess oil. Icon IPL Laser Acne Treatments have been clinically proven to speed up the healing process for acne, as well as to be highly effective in treating acne scarring.
Microneedling for Acne Scars
Microneedling is a state of the art treatment that uses ultra-fine needles that create microscopic pricks in the skin. This activates the skin’s natural healing and rebuilding processes – stimulating the skin to produce more collagen, in an effort to heal the tiny wounds from the needles.
As the new collagen is naturally formed it begins to fill in and smooth out any imperfections in the skin – including fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne scars.
PRP Microneedling for Acne Scars
The effects of microneedling on acne scars are further enhanced by combining the treatments with vitamin C and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).
Platelets contain the body’s natural healing factors. We extract the PRP from the patient’s own blood and concentrate it using a centrifuge. We then apply the PRP during the microneedling process – where it penetrates deep into the dermis and stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities and collagen production.
PRP has been used in sports medicine for over a decade to naturally regenerate injured joints. It is also gaining popularity as a highly effective, non-surgical method of regrowing hair. Recently it has been clinically proven to be highly effective at treating acne scars, as well.
Unlike other acne scar corrective treatments, such as certain laser therapies, microneedling is safe for all skin types – including darker skin tones and thin and sensitive skin as well. This is because microneedling doesn’t damage or “ablate” (remove) the outer layer of skin, like lasers or peels do.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, microneedling treatments work best for acne scars that are depressed — not raised. If you have raised acne scars, building more collagen will not help – however, one of our other acne scar treatments like Icon IPL laser may be of benefit!