Back-to-School Teen Acne Treatment
Acne can be heartbreaking for a teen, especially because it appears at that self-conscious age marking the transition from childhood to adulthood. It’s a time when hormonal changes trigger an increase in the skin’s sebum (oil) production, which clogs pores and leads to the development of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), pustules (pimples), and cysts (boil-like areas of inflammation).
Because our faces are the first thing others see and the last thing they’ll remember, disfiguring acne can not only leave surface scars, it can severely scar your teen’s self-image. Therefore, the condition demands immediate attention, and the place to start is with a regimen of teen acne facials and therapeutic home care.
Where to Begin
Start addressing the problem by visiting a dermatology office or medical spa that specializes in pharmaceutical-grade acne treatment. At Danik, there is no charge for the initial skin analysis and consultation, during which a licensed specialist will determine the type, severity, and extent (face, shoulders, back) of the acne.
At this point, an individualized treatment regimen will be recommended that includes a series of Teen Acne Facials coupled with a customized program of at-home skin care. The facial protocol includes gentle cleansing, steam heat, extractions, and moisturizing, plus non-irritating exfoliation to slough off the dead skin cells that reclog pores.
Post-Acne Scar Removal
Finally, after your teen’s outbreaks are under control and the skin has healed, a number of scar removal options are available. These include Fractional Skin Resurfacing, Microdermabrasion, VI Peels, IPL Photo Rejuvenation, and eMatrix™ Sublative Rejuvenation.