Whether you have blackheads, whiteheads, or deep cystic acne, acne affects your quality of life. Donald Lee, DO, from Biz MedSpa in Fremont, California, understands you don’t want to be judged by acne on your skin. He can offer positive solutions to treating existing acne and preventing future outbreaks, such as with the LuxV™ Acne Treatment and OMNILUX™ light therapy. Book your professional consultation online or call the office today for the next available appointment.
Acne is the inflammation of skin pores caused by the buildup of dead skin cells, excess oil, or infection. It mostly affects teens, but some adults have acne as well. Common spots for acne include your face, chest, and back. Acne appears as blackheads, also known as clogged pores, whiteheads, or pimples. Pimples are often red or filled with pus or may appear as a large lump just beneath the surface of your skin known as cystic lesions. Dr. Lee recommends a professional treating your acne and not popping pimples on your own in order to reduce the risk of scarring.
Both over-the-counter and prescription creams and gels help treat acne breakouts. Dr. Lee suggests proper hygiene for acne treatment, but realizes you’re not fully in control of your skin. If you suffer from overactive oil glands or have resistant acne-causing bacteria on your skin, you’ll need more than good hygiene habits.
Dr. Lee and his staff support using LuxV™ Acne Treatment for overactive oil glands and OMNILUX™ for stubborn bacteria. LuxV Acne Treatment emits a light laser directly into the skin affecting the oil glands. The light laser reduces the amount of oil produced by the glands, helping to clear acne. The Omnilux uses targeted light therapy to kill bacteria resistant to soaps, restore your skin naturally, and stimulate cellular repair for revived and healthier skin.
Popping pimples, blackheads, or cystic lesions may cause scarring if done incorrectly and without the proper technique. Your skin scars from bacteria infection and deep trauma to your skin. Pushing too hard while popping causes scarring as does picking at an acne scab. If you have acne scars or current acne, speak with Dr. Lee about other skin refreshers available such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy or intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy.
Myths about greasy foods, heavy makeup, and dirty skin consistently get blamed for acne. Dr. Lee recommends a well-balanced diet and proper hygiene of your skin, but also understands other factors causing breakouts. He suggests keeping your hands away from your face, not scrubbing too hard, and using an oil-free moisturizer.
Dr. Lee and his highly skilled team provide you with quality care of your skin, ridding you of acne and the stigma of unhealthy skin. Call today for your confidential and informative appointment or book online at your convenience.