3 Medspa Treatments to Eliminate Acne

Young woman looking at skin in the mirror after non-surgical treatments at a med spa to treat acne

Have you tried over-the-counter acne treatments without seeing any improvement? Or, perhaps you wish to avoid oral acne medication and its potentially severe side effects? If you’d like a long-term solution to your acne problem, it may be time to turn to professional treatments for safer, more effective options: Our physician-led medspa offers a range of non-invasive treatments proven to treat acne by targeting its root causes, rather than treating only the symptoms. 

In this post, Granite Bay Cosmetic Surgery’s skincare specialists explain the causes of acne and share three medspa treatments to help eliminate your acne and reveal clear, healthy skin you can be proud of. 

What causes acne?

Acne occurs when your pores become clogged. The primary factors that contribute to clogged pores and acne development include:

  • Overproduction of sebum. Small sebaceous glands in your skin produce an oil that keeps the skin moisturized and healthy called sebum; excessive sebum production can clog pores and cause acne.
  • Dead skin cells. Your skin continuously sloughs off dead cells, and when these cells accumulate in your pores and mix with sebum, they form a plug and create an ideal environment for acne to develop.
  • Bacteria. A bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) lives on the skin, and when pores become clogged, this bacteria multiplies rapidly, causing inflammation and forming pimples.
  • Hormones. Androgen fluctuations during puberty, menstruation, and pregnancy can stimulate excess sebum production and trigger acne breakouts. 
  • Genetics. Some people are genetically more susceptible to acne breakouts. You may be more likely to develop acne if your immediate family experienced this condition.
  • Certain medications. Medications that contain certain ingredients, such as corticosteroids, androgens, and lithium can cause or worsen acne.
  • Diet. Some studies suggest that certain dietary factors, such as a high glycemic index diet, dairy products, or a deficiency in key nutrients, may contribute to acne.
  • Stress. While stress doesn’t directly cause acne, the inflammation and hormones associated with stress can exacerbate existing breakouts.

Poor hygiene is not typically a main contributor to acne, but proper cleansing and hydration will support clearer skin.

Proven treatments to eliminate acne

Granite Bay med spa patients have several proven options to treat existing acne flare-ups and prevent them from reoccurring.

1. Hydrafacial MD™

Hydrafacial offers a pampering treatment experience, while also achieving immediate and long-term improvement in acne breakouts. Hydrafacial’s unique multi-step process uses a steady stream of medical-grade products (cleansers, serums, and boosters) and advanced, patented Vortex Technology® to address some of acne’s underlying causes and contributing factors:

  1. Deep cleansing removes dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin’s surface to prevent the buildup of acne-causing substances.
  2. Exfoliating solutions containing glycolic and salicylic acids, known to be effective in combating acne, remove dead skin cells to prevent them from clogging your pores.
  3. Pore extractions use comfortable, vacuum-like suction to gently remove sebum, bacteria, and debris from your pores. Unclogging pores reduces acne breakouts.
  4. Hydrating serums that contain antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid infuse the skin to help soothe and moisturize. These ingredients also reduce inflammation and promote a healthy skin barrier to prevent acne.
  5. Antioxidants help protect your skin from environmental damage and oxidative stress, promoting overall skin health and resilience.

Regular Hydrafacials can improve skin texture and tone, reduce inflammation, and promote a clear, healthy complexion.

2. Chemical peels

Chemical peels use an acid solution to remove the skin’s dull, damaged outer layers. This process stimulates cell renewal and improves skin texture. Salicylic acid and glycolic acid peels are particularly effective for treating acne-prone skin to help unclog pores and reduce inflammation. Peels can help reduce the severity of acne and limit future acne breakouts. 

Although mild redness and peeling may occur post-treatment, the final outcome is smoother skin. We recommend scheduling your chemical peel between breakouts to see optimal results and minimize irritation. 

3. Laser therapies

Laser treatments use a unique combination of technologies designed to improve skin tone, texture, and overall appearance, making it beneficial in treating and preventing acne as it targets the specific factors contributing to acne formation—inflammation, sluggish collagen production, and poor cell turnover.  

Controlled laser energy disrupts the skin and triggers your natural healing response. Your body responds by increasing collagen and elastin production to boost cell turnover, alleviating existing acne breakouts and reducing the likelihood of future flare-ups. Most patients prefer two to three days of social downtime after these acne laser treatments. Redness, irritation, and slight swelling are common but are typically short-lived and easily tolerable. To see ideal results from laser therapy, you should not have active acne at the time of treatment.

At our Granite Bay medspa, we also use blue light therapy to kill acne-causing bacteria on the skin, which is an ideal treatment to receive during an acne breakout. 

Customized acne treatment plans

A personalized approach is crucial for effective acne treatment; factors such as skin type, severity, and lifestyle should be considered when developing a customized treatment plan. 

Our skincare professionals create and monitor treatment plans to ensure patients achieve the best possible results. 

Maintaining clear skin after acne treatments

Using professional-grade skincare products and making lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a balanced diet and finding ways to manage stress, will support your medspa treatments and help keep acne at bay.

Treating acne scars

While acne itself is a frustrating condition, so too are the acne scarring, uneven skin texture, and hyperpigmentation (dark spots) that remain after breakouts have cleared! Our GBCS medspa also offers targeted laser skin resurfacing treatments to effectively help restore a smooth skin texture and even skin tone.

Acne treatment in Granite Bay, CA

The highly-trained skincare team at Granite Bay Cosmetic Surgery is here to help you get rid of acne once and for all! Our treatments offer powerful solutions for acne reduction and elimination so you can enjoy clear, beautiful skin. We would be happy to personalize your treatment plan to achieve results you will love. To schedule your skincare consultation, we invite you to contact us online or call us at (916) 242-2662.

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