No one likes acne at any age! After surviving the teenage years we hope to have outgrown acne when the reality is that adults in their 20s, 30s, and beyond can all face stubborn breakouts. At Toronto’s Elements Spa, our qualified and medically-trained estheticians and skin specialists can help alleviate your stress by significantly reducing your acne and creating a new skincare routine to banish it for good. In this blog, we’ll be taking a closer look at the available treatments to get you the glowing, smooth skin you’ve always wanted!

Acne isn’t just a pimple or two. Everyone has a unique skin type and therefore individual skin concerns. You may be dealing with a few hormonal breakouts here and there while another patient may be suffering from chronic cystic acne. This is why it is vitally important that your skincare specialist devise a tailored regime for your skin. Acne can come in the form of clogged pores, white and blackheads, painful cysts, blemishes filled with pus, and more. For those who’ve suffered from acne for decades, many of them will also need to address possible scarring to the face after years of pinching and prodding at the blemishes. Here are some of the treatments we offer to alleviate acne and get your skin vibrant again.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels work remarkably well to exfoliate the skin and clear out the pores. There are various peels to choose from mostly comprised of salicylic acid which boasts calming and antibacterial effects on the skin. Chemical peels — especially completed in a series of sessions — allow the skin to not only get rid of extra debris on the surface and in the pores but as a result also allows for a patient’s skincare products and routine to work more effectively while rejuvenating the skin.

LED Therapy

In recent years, many have benefited from the invigorating and antimicrobial effects that light therapy has on the skin. While red light therapy seems to be most talked about, blue light can also be used to hone in on specific areas of the skin to neutralize bacteria and help the skin recovery more swiftly. Blue and red LED light therapies are noninvasive and are praised for their positive results in not only diminishing acne but other related skin conditions as well.

Laser Treatments

Laser treatments are great for those still suffering from the scars left from past acne. While there are many to choose from, your dermal clinician — led by board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar — will choose the best laser suited to your skin type. At Elements Spa we only carry the safest and latest in laser technology to assure the safest beneficial results for our patients. Lasers typically operate by causing some small injury to the specific area of skin to stimulate the body’s natural immune response to create more collagen and heal itself.  The collagen then naturally fills in the creases and scars for smoother and less-textured skin overall. Depending on your skin condition, a series of sessions may be recommended.

If you’ve been suffering from acne and acne scarring then one or a combination of these treatments may work great for your skin! Our patients are always thrilled to see smooth, clearer, younger-looking skin, as well as benefit from the increased confidence in their daily interactions.

Click here to learn more or to book a consultation with one of Toronto’s leading board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeons, Dr. Adibfar.