What is acne?

Acne is the occurrence of blocked pores.  Acne can appear in many forms such as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cyst that can occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms.  Acne is an issue that can affect teenagers and adults.

How does acne form?

Acne forms when greasy secretions from the skins sebaceous (oil) glands plug the tiny openings for the hair follicle.  If the pore is large the clogs take the form of blackheads.  If the pore is smaller the clogs form whiteheads.  Another form of acne are tender inflamed pimples or nodules referred to as cystic acne. 

How to control Acne?

Here at Dermablue we provide many options for controlling and clearing acne.  We have the best minimally invasive technology to correct active acne, prevent acne and address acne scarring.   We provide an array of topical and oral medications clear acne and maintain your results.  If you are looking for a natural method to treat acne, we have a comprehensive collection of laser and light based devices, which do not require traditional medications.

Specifically, we use a laser treatment called Smoothbeam that helps to kill bacteria and slow down the oil production in the sebaceous glands.  Often, we will use Blu-U treatment that uses a topical medication and blue light therapy to kill bacteria and control redness; as well as our VI Natural chemical peel.  Once the acne is cleared, we will work with you to correct uneven skin tone, texture, and scarring with microneedling and laser treatments; MD Pen and laser resurfacing are the gold standard medical therapies for smoothing your skin.