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Beat Teen Acne and Be Confident on Zoom and IRL!
The kids are back in school – which can mean very different things in 2020! While some teens are back in the physical classroom, many are distance learning from home via Zoom or other online applications and platforms. But whether your adolescents are interacting with their classmates face-to-face or online, one thing doesn’t change: the teen years can be fraught with a lack of self confidence, and concerns about appearance, especially for teenagers who are suffering from acne.
Buying the right clothes, the right athletic shoes, and even the right back pack are all at the top of the back-to-school to-do list. But if your adolescent is suffering from acne, school can be difficult – even if they have the latest shoes or the most on-trend outfits.
And, in 2020, online learning has in many cases made teen students even more self-conscious about acne breakouts, since they are being viewed close-up on camera all day. Having to constantly see themselves on Zoom or other video apps has increased many teens’ awareness and anxiety about their skin.
The good news is that there are now a variety of highly effective acne treatments we offer at our Birmingham Med Spa to combat acne in teens!
Best Acne Treatments for Teens
Despite your teen’s best efforts, at-home care for acne usually just isn’t enough. And, at-home, OTC treatments can even make acne worse, instead of better.
For example, using steam makes extractions easier – but it’s actually horrible for skin if you have acne. Steam enlarges the glands, which can actually cause or worsen acne! Some facials can help acne, but you have to make sure that you’re getting the right kind of facial – as many facials can actually make the problem worse by irritating the skin and spreading the pimple-causing bacteria.
Even some professional treatments – such as particle-based microdermabrasion – can inflame acne, nick the skin, spread bacteria, and cause contamination. So it is essential to take your teen to a licensed medical facility that treats acne – like AMAE – and not just a salon or day spa.
ZO Acne Intervention Facial
An effective acne facial requires five steps: cleansing, exfoliation, medication, extractions, and sunscreen.
We offer the ZO Acne Intervention Facial, specifically designed to treat acne prone skin. This acne facial gently removes dead skin cells, without irritating skin. Medical grade acne medication is applied to kill the pimple-causing bacteria, and extractions are done by our skilled aesthetician or nurse as needed.
Nordlys Ellipse IPL Laser Acne Treatments
The Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser acne treatment is an amazing, technology that comes from Scandinavia – the land known for flawless skin!
This Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser effectively treats a wide variety of skin conditions, including acne, by using a combination of fractional and infrared lasers in one device. The laser’s wavelengths are very effective in killing the p-acnes bacteria, which is the major source of acne. Your teen should see a noticeable reduction in acne lesions in only two or three days after treatment.
Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser also reduces the blood supply to the sebaceous gland, which slows the production of sebum or “oil”, allowing the healing process for acne to accelerate.
And, if you are an adult or teen who already has acne scars from previous breakouts, Nordlys Ellipse IPL Laser treatments can reduce or remove scars.
For newer (reddish) scars the Ellipse Selective Waveband IPL Laser works by directing controlled pulses of specific light frequencies into the red hemoglobin in the upper skin layer, destroy the targeted acne scar tissue’s blood vessels without damaging surrounding skin. And for colorless older scars, the Frax 1550, non-ablative fractional laser, is a better alternative for removing acne scars.
Birmingham AMAE Med Spa is one of the few facilities in Oakland County to offer this fast, comfortable, affordable, high-tech laser skin care treatment for acne in teens and adults.
Dermalinfusion for Teen Acne
Dermalinfusion is our newest technology for treating teen acne. This state-of-the-art acne treatment is performed using a “three-in-one” process. This treatment simultaneously: (1.) gently exfoliates and buffs away dirt, debris and dead skin; (2.)sucks dead skin, oil, “sebum,” and gunk out of the pores; and, (3.) infuses customized antibacterial acne-fighting serums deep into the pores.
Specific acne-fighting serums are formulated and applied with ingredients that help clear current eruptions as well as reduce future breakouts. For treating active acne a Pore Clarifying Pro-Infusion Serum which contains salicylic acid is used. As the serum is pushed deep into pores it “power-blasts” them to clear them out, while killing bacteria. The addition of a brightening serum can also fade existing acne scars from previous breakouts.
And, unlike many other acne treatments, Dermalinfusion can be administered during active, “inflammatory” acne breakouts! In other words, Dermalinfusion treats acne while it’s happening, for an immediate reduction of pimples, redness and eruptions.
Additionally, unlike most other exfoliating treatments that leave the face red for a day or more – there is no downtime after Dermalinfusion. So teens can return to their Zoom classroom or Facetiming their friends immediately.
Best Teen Acne Treatments – Birmingham, MI
Birmingham double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the absolute best, state-of-the-art technologies in acne treatments for teens and adults.
Each acne treatment begins with a professional skin consultation. We will treat your teen with care, compassion and complete discretion in our private and comfortable medical spa. Treatments are selected and optimized to meet the specific needs of each teenager or adult, with the most innovative and comprehensive acne products and technologies on the market.
Help your teen face the school year – in person or online – with enthusiasm and confidence, by scheduling a professional acne treatment in our Birmingham Medical Office & Med Spa today.