Dr Green and our staff of skin care specialists offer an array of services and products for the treatment of Acne-prone skin, in both adolescents and adults. Treatments are individualized depending upon the type of Acne and its severity.
TYPES OF ACNE
Acne is generally classified into two categories: non-inflamed or inflamed.
Non-inflamed Acne refers to the presence of open comedones (i.e., whiteheads) and closed comedones (i.e., blackheads). This type of Acne is managed with exfoliant products that stimulate skin renewal by the removal of non-vital epidermal skin cells and debris that can clog pores. In addition, procedures that promote exfoliation (see below) may accelerate and enhance the benefits of these products.
Inflamed Acne refers to the presence of red bumps, pustules, nodules, and cysts, some of which may be quite tender. This type of Acne is managed with anti-inflammatory medication, most commonly antibiotics. These are administered either topically or orally, depending upon the severity of the inflamed Acne. For severe cystic Acne, the oral equivalent of RetinA®, known as Accutane® may be required. Most people with inflamed Acne also have non-inflamed Acne (blackheads and whiteheads). Therefore, exfoliant products and procedures are often very helpful in those with inflamed Acne as well. Treatment of inflamed Acne is important because this commonly results in small depressed scars that can last a lifetime.
PRODUCTS FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN
Exfoliating cleansers, creams, lotions, and gels are used to stimulate skin renewal by the removal of non-vital epidermal cells and debris that can clog pores. It is important that a skin care program is personalized for you to maximize the benefits of these products while avoiding irritation. Your personalized skin care program might vary during the year as seasonal variations in climate can affect your tolerance to all products. For example, your skin may be significantly more sensitive during the winter months and your skin care program would be adjusted accordingly.
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PHOTOTHERAPY WITH INTENSE PULSED LIGHT (IPL)
Intense pulsed light treatments are effective, innovative, and non-invasive modality to treat Acne. IPL uses a specific range of wavelengths of light that preferentially targets the Acne-promoting bacteria, i.e., Corynebacterium Acnes, in the follicle by reducing the hyperactive sebaceous glands' production of sebum. Intense pulsed light is used in conjunction with your medical skincare regimen, which may include topical and oral medicine. However, for some, it may be effective enough to control Acne without the need for any oral medication or topical products.
A series of Acne IPL treatments are usually spaced at intervals of 2-3 weeks. The procedure, simply, involves shining a beam of light onto the acne-prone skin. During treatment you feel a mild stinging sensation. Immediately after, your skin will be pink and there may be mild swelling lasting up to 24 hours. Blemishes may, initially, appear more pink but this is temporary as the treatment promotes their improvement.
IPL treatments not only reduce the current break-out but attempts to diminish future pimples from appearing.
AESTHETIC SERVICES FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN
Medical Acne Treatment $100
An antibacterial deep-cleansing facial that uses acids and natural enzymes to promote exfoliation. In addition, gentle extractions remove established blackheads and whiteheads. This facial is formulated to treat and target black-heads, help prevent future breakouts and soothe inflammation associated with Acne-prone skin.
SkinMedica® Vitalize Peel® $175 | Package of 3 $475| Package of 6 $950
A potent blend of alpha hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, resorcinol, and retinoic acid. Recommended for skin with mild to moderate fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and scarring. Allow a couple of days for recovery after treatment.
SkinMedica® Rejuvenize Peel® $250 | Package of 3 $650
Progress from the Vitalize Peel to the Rejuvenize Peel! Exfoliate into the deeper layers of your skin. Recommended for patients with moderate to severe skin conditions. Allow a couple of days for recovery after treatment.
Glycolic (AHA) Acid Peel $120 | Package of 3 $330 | Package of 6 $600
A pure AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) glycolic acid treatment derived from sugar cane. Recommended for combination, oily and acneic skin types.
You should schedule a consultation with Dr Green for a thorough skin examination. Based upon your needs, Dr Green and one of our specially trained skin care consultants will initiate you on a skin care program that will promote optimal conditions for maintaining a smooth and clear complexion.
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OUR OFFICE IS COMPLIANT WITH THE CURRENT MARYLAND REGULATIONS
10.32.09 Delegation and Assignment of Performance of Cosmetic Medical Procedures and Use of Cosmetic Medical Devices. This is a Maryland safety regulation which governs who can legally perform medical cosmetic procedures. We guarantee that all injectable treatments (including Botox, Juvederm & Sclerotherapy) and laser treatments are performed by Dr. David Green.