s-acneAcne is the term used to describe blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts, or any clogged pores that occur on the face or body. Most acne problems occur during the adolescent years, but it is not uncommon for many adults to struggle with acne. Acne can often play a detrimental effect in one’s self-esteem because it ruins the natural beauty of a person’s facial features. Normally, minor acne will come and go on its own, recurring more frequently between the ages of adolescence and becoming less thereafter. Occasionally, acne can continually cause problems for a person later in life. More severe cases of acne can lead to more serious, permanent scarring.

Since there are many causes of acne, there are a number of treatment options available today to treat acne. You must have patience when treating your acne as it will take 2-3 months before you see the full effect of any treatment regimen. We will help find the best recipe for your skin type.

Oral and Topical Medications

There are a number of oral and topical medications available to treat mild to moderate acne. While the ingredients and directions vary from product to product, most of these medications target the multiple causes of acne by reducing the plugging of pores, reducing the number of P. acnes bacteria, reducing inflammation, and controlling hormone levels. This will lessen the severity and frequency of acne outbreaks. The treatment of choice for severe scarring acne is Isotretinoin, and the use of this very effective medication must be closely monitored by your dermatologist.

BLU-U Treatment

What is BLU-U?

It is a unique blue light that can kill P. acnes, a bacteria on your skin that leads to acne.

Does it hurt?

Not at all! Treatments are simple - you sit with your face close to the light for a short time, approximately 20 minutes once or twice per week.

How many treatments does it take to see results?

The treatments may go on for four to eight weeks or so. It is safe and not painful. After several weeks, the blue light can help control your acne. We sell these treatments in packages of 8.