Teenagers and adults alike can suffer from the effects of acne. While we are all aware of the physical effects of acne, it can also dramatically affect self-esteem and confidence. Acne is a particularly difficult condition to treat. Not everyone’s skin reacts to treatment in the same way. At Pure Skin Dermatology, we offer a variety of treatment options to improve acne

Acne is caused by oil secretions and dead skin cells clogging hair follicles. When this happens, patients will begin to see inflammation appear. This occurs most frequently on the back, neck, chest, shoulders, and face. Acne has the potential for scarring if the plugs become infected with bacteria.

Typically, most patients don’t seek intervention from a dermatologist until they have already tried various over-the-counter methods of treatment with less than favorable results.

When you come to our office for an acne evaluation, we will perform a comprehensive exam to help determine the underlying cause of the acne. In addition to developing a routine that will help care for your skin long term, Dr. Grayman may also recommend chemical peels.

Chemical peels work to remove dead skin cells and facilitate the regrowth of new ones, leaving your skin appearing more youthful, supple, and hydrated. They are highly versatile and can be customized both in formula and strength to treat your individual situation. They range from mild or superficial to deep.

To prepare for a chemical peel, the skin will need to be cleaned and moisturized with specialized products for several weeks prior to treatment. Patients may need more than one chemical peel to achieve the results they want. During the procedure, Dr. Grayman will monitor your skin and can adjust the strength of the chemicals used.

Recovery depends on the level of chemical peel received. New skin cells are highly susceptible to sun damage so all patients are instructed to use sunscreen daily. After your chemical peel, you will notice dramatic improvement in the texture and tone of your skin.

Don’t let the physical effects of acne take control of your life. Call our office today to learn more about chemical peels and other acne treatments that we offer for our Orlando patients.