Aesthetic Solutions - Red Deer

(403) 346-3376

430 - 3020 22nd Street Red Deer

Acne Treatments

Achieve better looking skin

At Aesthetic Solutions, we provide a multi-pronged approach to treating acne and acne scars for patients who suffer with active acne or residual marks from past acne occurrences. Because there are many levels to persistent cystic problems in addition to skin types, hormone levels, vitamin deficiency, stress and inflammation which can contribute to the development of acne, there is no one ’silver bullet’ that can eliminate this skin condition. It’s for this reason that we employ many types of treatment protocols when treating acne and acne scars for patients suffering with active acne and acne residual marks.

When pores in the skin become clogged with the build up sebum (an oily or waxy matter) and a high level of Propionibacterium Acnes (bacteria) it produces blackheads or whiteheads to form within the pore. White blood cells then infiltrate the area and ensuing inflammation can lead to acneiform lesions called papules, nodules or cysts.

Successful treatment of acne is dependant on reducing the bacteria count of the bacteria in addition to reducing the excess sebum production from the sebaceous gland. Under the supervision of our physicians, patients receive a customized plan tailored to their specific needs to treat acne.

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We're here to help treat your acne and you may also have coverage to offset the costs as a number of insurance companies will provide payments for some of the acne treatments.

About Acne Treatment

Treatments

Aesthetic Solutions uses treatment protocols including a Blue Light System, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for treating mild to severe acne. These treatment options are excellent, effective, safe and pain-free.

Better Looking Skin

Acne is a very common skin disorder and we’ll help you achieve better looking smooth skin when treating acne or residual marks left from acne. It's best to treat acne as soon as possible in order to prevent future scarring.

Free Consultations

Our doctors will evaluate your skin and recommend the most effective course of treatment for you. We can also customize a skin care regimen to help you maintain your acne-free skin.
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Laser Acne Therapy and PhotoDynamic Acne Therapy

Improved skin texture and tone with Photodynamic Therapy

One of the treatments we have used successfully is Laser Acne Therapy and PhotoDynamic Acne Therapy (PDT). An agent called Levulan is left on for a predetermined amount of time. The skin is then treated with Intense Pulsed Light or Blue Light Laser. The treatment is repeated three to five times. Acne is resolved for approximately one year and future breakouts are reduced. Skin texture and tone can also dramatically improve with PDT treatment. PDT is used in cases of moderate to severe acne patients.

It’s important to understand that there can oftentimes be some trial and error when treating acne as every case is slightly different and many factors can contribute to the condition.

When to Call a Physician

When over-the-counter washes, gels and products cannot control your acne condition you may need to seek professional help. Keep in mind that when dealing with children who have acne, even minimal amounts of acne, that this can be an embarrassing and psychologically painful experience to go through. When your child agrees to acne therapy we will ensure they're comfortable with the treatment and have realistic expectations for the outcome.

Other Available Acne Treatments We Offer

Fractional Laser a fractionated non-ablative laser to treat acne scars

Medical Grade Chemical Peels chemical peels designed to treat acne and acne scars

Blue Light Therapy blue light kills the acne-causing bacteria

IPL Photofacial to treat acne spots and acne scars

Microdermabrasion to treat acne, blackheads, whiteheads and oily and congested skin