Acne Treatments | Acne Clearance
Treatment Available at : Moncton / Dieppe NB location | St John's / Mount Pearl NL location | Gander NL location | Corner Brook NL location
Acne is a common skin condition that can develop beyond our teenage years and well into adulthood. It may be caused by any number of factors including clogged pores, excess oil, inflammation, stress, environmental factors, and hormonal fluctuations. Fortunately, technological advancements now enable us to treat this often distressing condition with excellent results.
- DermaEnvy Skincare is full service acne treatment providers with . . .
- Laser Acne Therapy Treatments
- TDP Inferred Therapy
- Acne Facial Treatment
- SkinAccumax - Skin Supplement
- Dermalogica ClearStart (teen acne), Dermalogica MediBac (adult acne),
- Whistler Naturals (all natural, organic, eco+vegan friendly products)
Why Laser Acne Treatments ?
Laser acne therapy aims to prevent run-of-the-mill "zits" such as papules and pustules, appears to be less effective with non-inflammatory acne like whiteheads, blackheads and severe lesions. Laser acne treatments work on the premise of exciting compounds called porphyrins, which live inside acne bacteria. When the lasers excite the porphyrins, the porphyrins damage the bacteria wall, effectively killing the bacteria. Less acne bacteria should help reduce symptoms of acne. Laser treatment may also reduce sebum (skin oil) levels. Laser treatment requires trips to the skincare clinic, and costs $200-$500 per treatment. DermaEnvy usually recommends six to eight treatments, about a 10-14 days apart, to achieve maximum results.
Does Laser Acne Clearance work ?
Several studies attempting to gauge laser effectiveness exist. However, these studies are almost all small cohort (just a few people), sometimes lack split face design (compare one side of the face to the other), tend to lack long follow up (so it's hard to tell if results last), and often employ no controls. Still, almost all of the studies show at least some improvement in acne symptoms. Consensus amongst researchers is that results are temporary since colonies of acne bacteria grow back quickly. Results are also incomplete, meaning lasers alone usually do not completely clear acne. The studies show anywhere from 36% clearance to 83% (*source: acne.org)
DermaEnvy Skincare is proud BlueCross BlueAdvantage provider and offers special rate for Blue Cross members for Acne, Roseacea, Redness and Hyperpigmentation Treatments
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