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Acne

Acne Specialist

Living with acne and acne scarring can make it hard to feel good about your skin. Fortunately, there are treatments available at Rapid Laser Med Spa that can create marked improvements in the appearance and texture of your skin — even for men and women who suffer from acne. Treatments can include the use of the Lumenis M22®, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) acne treatment to greatly improve your skin appearance, reduce your acne, and treat the redness and pigmentation of your skin. If you’re ready to begin a path toward clear skin, schedule an appointment online to visit the Las Vegas office.

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Acne Q & A

What causes acne?

Acne is your body’s response to clogged hair follicles. Your hair follicles are also connected to your skin’s oil glands and allow oil, dead skin cells, bacteria, and other microscopic particles to exit your skin.

When those follicles become clogged, nothing can exit. Your body responds with inflammation, which causes the red spots associated with acne.

Several factors can aggravate or trigger an acne outbreak, including:

  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Excessive stress
  • Dietary choices
  • Certain medications

There are many myths surrounding acne, including the idea that wearing cosmetics and eating greasy foods will lead to breakouts. Research has largely debunked these myths.

Can a chemical peel help reduce the appearance of acne?

A properly-formulated chemical peel is a great way to treat acne. At Rapid Laser Med Spa, clients have access to VI PeelⓇ, an innovative product that combines five different acids for optimal results.

The first step is the in-office application of the peel. Some clients experience minor tingling or stinging sensations during the application, but the peel quickly numbs your skin, and your aesthetician uses cold air to lessen these sensations.

Next, your aesthetician cleanses your face and neck and applies special post-treatment moisturizers to soothe your skin. In the next few days, your skin may feel tight and appear slightly red or tan.

The peeling process begins around three days after your treatment as your skin sheds its outer layers. By the seventh day, peeling should cease, and you can enjoy your VI Peel’s full results. Depending on your skin’s condition, you may require up to two additional peels over the following months.

SkinMedica®, SkinCeuticals®, and GlyMed® peels are also available at Rapid Laser Med Spa. Your aesthetician can advise you on which of these powerful peels is right for you.   

Are there laser treatments for acne?

Rapid Laser Med Spa also offers the Lumenis® M22™ IPL laser, which provides exceptional results in men and women with active acne or acne scarring.

The Lumenis laser allows your aesthetician to control the delivery of targeted pulses of light. The increased control means optimal results and dramatic improvement of even deep scarring.

IPL stands for intense pulsed light, a technology that’s been around for nearly 20 years. Since its introduction, IPL has become far more advanced and is now many dermatologists’ and aestheticians’ preferred treatment method.

IPL works by delivering individual pulses of light deep into your skin’s layers. It’s possible to target specific areas of the skin for photothermolysis while leaving surrounding cells and tissues intact. At Rapid Laser Med Spa, they use a special filter to direct IPL therapy to acne or acne scarring.

If you’re searching for safe, effective treatment options for acne and acne scarring, schedule an appointment at Rapid Laser Med Spa today.