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Acne Is A Pretty Complex Issue

Acne usually arises when hair follicles are clogged by oil, dead skin cells, and debris, leading to inflammation. The p.acnes bacteria can infiltrate clogged pores, leading to pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Over time, consistent acne breakouts can leave scars that refuse to heal. Acne scars form due to the skin’s attempt to heal after intense inflammation. Treating acne and its scars requires a multi-faceted approach — we offer a range of specialized treatments to effectively address these concerns.

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HydraFacial is a non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedure that rejuvenates the skin for a radiant complexion. It combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection in a single session. The procedure is suitable for all skin types and addresses various concerns, including acne and acne scars.

How HydraFacial Works

HydraFacial starts by gently cleansing the skin, removing dead cells, unclogging pores, and extracting impurities. This reduces the factors contributing to acne in Palo Alto. The next step involves a mild peel to exfoliate and promote skin renewal. A painless extraction is performed to remove debris from congested pores, reducing the risk of new acne formation.

The infusion of serums containing antioxidants soothes inflammation and promotes skin healing. With regular sessions, HydraFacial can minimize the appearance of acne scars by encouraging collagen production and improving skin texture. Our providers infuse your skin with specialized products that rebuild collagen to fill out acne scars, helping you achieve smooth skin.

VI Peel

Discover the power of VI Peel, an advanced treatment designed to rejuvenate and enhance your skin’s texture and tone. VI Peel is a customizable chemical peel solution that caters to various skin concerns, including acne and acne scars. Its unique formulation promotes a smoother, more youthful complexion with minimal downtime.

Woman with no more acne in Palo Alto after her treatment.

How VI Peel Works

VI Peel utilizes a blend of powerful ingredients, including trichloroacetic acid (TCA), salicylic acid, phenol, retinoic acid, and vitamin C. TCA and salicylic acid exfoliate the skin’s top layer, unclogging pores and reducing acne-causing bacteria. The peel’s medium-depth penetration triggers controlled inflammation, prompting the skin’s natural healing response, and the reduction of your acne in Palo Alto.

As the skin heals, new collagen forms, helping to improve skin texture and the appearance of scars. The inclusion of retinoic acid and vitamin C aids in collagen synthesis and encourages skin regeneration. Overall, VI Peel addresses active acne and diminishes the lingering marks left by past breakouts, resulting in clearer, smoother, and more vibrant skin.

Woman looking in the mirror with no more acne in Palo Alto.

Cortisone Injections

At Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care, we offer cortisone injections as a precise solution for managing stubborn acne lesions. Cortisone injections involve the administration of a diluted corticosteroid directly into an inflamed acne pimple, quickly reducing inflammation, redness, and discomfort. This treatment provides immediate relief from unwanted acne.

How Cortisone Injections Work

Cortisone injections use the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of corticosteroids. Acne lesions often become inflamed due to an immune response triggered by bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells within clogged hair follicles. Cortisone suppresses this inflammatory response, leading to a reduction in swelling, redness, and discomfort.

Cortisone injections are not intended for treating acne scars, but their ability to quickly reduce inflammation can help minimize the likelihood of developing permanent scars from severe or deeply inflamed acne lesions and general acne in Palo Alto. By preventing the prolonged inflammation that can contribute to scarring, cortisone injections play a vital role in managing acne and preventing scarring.

SkinPen Microneedling

Experience the transformative effects of SkinPen microneedling at Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care. SkinPen is a cutting-edge microneedling device that creates controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, fostering a rejuvenated and smoother complexion. It’s a versatile solution for addressing acne and acne scars.

Woman with clear skin after resolving acne in Palo Alto.

How SkinPen Microneedling Works

SkinPen creates tiny, controlled micro-injuries in the skin’s surface using fine needles. This triggers the skin’s wound-healing response, which involves the production of collagen and elastin – crucial components for maintaining healthy skin structure. The micro-injuries prompt the skin to generate new, healthy tissue, expediting the healing process.

SkinPen’s controlled micro-injuries promote collagen remodeling, filling in areas where scars have caused irregular texture or depressions. Over a series of sessions, this process leads to a more even skin surface and a reduction in the visibility of acne scars. Microneedling doesn’t treat active acne in Palo Alto but can heal the scars left behind by persistent acne breakouts.

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Morpheus8 (RF Microneedling)

Morpheus8 at Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care is a revolutionary treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy. Morpheus8 is a cutting-edge device that creates micro-injuries that penetrate deep into the skin to remodel and rejuvenate, offering exceptional results for acne and acne scars and overall skin texture.

How Morpheus8 (RF Microneedling) Works

Morpheus8 utilizes a dual-action approach to effectively address acne and scars. The microneedling component creates precise micro-injuries, stimulating the skin’s healing response and encouraging the production of new collagen and elastin fibers. This process improves skin texture, minimizing the appearance of both active acne and scars.

Furthermore, Morpheus8 incorporates radiofrequency (RF) energy, which delivers controlled heat deep into the skin’s layers. This heat further stimulates collagen production while promoting tissue contraction, leading to a tightening effect. Combining microneedling with RF energy accelerates collagen remodeling, helping you achieve smooth, scar-free skin. Let us help you with your acne in Palo Alto.

Acne & Acne Scars Before & After

Individual results may vary, please schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals and we’ll put together a custom treatment plan that’s right for your skin.

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Why Choose Palo Alto Laser & Skin
Care For Acne & Acne Scars?

Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care offers a comprehensive range of advanced treatments to effectively combat acne and acne scars in Palo Alto. Our team of experienced professionals specializes in personalized solutions, such as HydraFacial, SkinPen, Morpheus8, VI Peel, and cortisone injections, ensuring your unique needs are met. Don’t miss the chance to reclaim your skin’s clarity and confidence. Schedule a consultation today for clearer, healthier skin.

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