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How to Effectively Treat Acne and Acne Scarring

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June 30, 2022

Acne is one of the most frustrating skin problems. It affects all genders, and not only teens but older adults. Whether your acne is mild, moderate, or severe, you want it gone. But finding effective treatment is also frustrating, because acne breakouts are different from the inflammation, redness and scarring they leave behind. Typically, you have to address active and post-acne issues separately.

But not anymore. At Eterna Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez often recommends BBL Forever Clear treatment for our acne patients because this therapy effectively treats both active acne and scarring.

Typical Treatments for Active Acne

Prescription medications can help prevent or reduce the severity of acne breakouts by killing bacteria. Along with oral options there are topical retinoids, antibiotics or other products your doctor may prescribe depending on your specific type of acne. In some cases, these products also help reduce inflammation and redness associated with active acne. But they can also produce unwanted side-effects such as skin irritation, dryness, and increased sensitivity to sunlight. They also tend to be quite expensive.

Chemical peels can provide temporary resurfacing improvement for those with minor acne, and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, sometimes called photofacial, can help curb breakouts.

Typical Treatments for Acne Scarring

There are several types of laser and other treatments designed to resurface skin that has been damaged by acne. These treatments can address discoloration, inflammation and/or scarring to improve overall skin appearance, plus they stimulate natural production of new collagen to grow new, healthy skin. We offer several of these treatment options at Eterna Cosmetic Surgery. They can be very effective, but they are not necessarily suitable for every patient.

BBL HERO Forever Clear Works in Two Ways

BBL HERO is an advanced type of intense-pulsed light therapy that offers distinct advantages over traditional IPL. It is more powerful but just as gentle, but the big difference is that BBL HERO is a multi-functional system. This more versatile technology allows Dr. Hernandez to precisely customize your treatment according to your specific acne and/or scarring issues.

BBL Forever Clear is more effective because it can simultaneously:

  • Kill bacteria to address active acne
  • Help prevent future breakouts
  • Reduce inflammation, discoloration and visible scarring to produce smoother, healthier skin

Almost everyone is a good candidate for BBL HERO acne treatment. Exceptions are those who:

  • Have very dark skin tone (or have a dark tan)
  • Are taking any medication that causes light sensitivity
  • Have used Accutane within the past 6 months

BBL Treatments Are Fast and Gentle

Depending on the size of the area being treated, BBL photofacial takes just 15-30 minutes. The treatment is not painful, and there is no downtime required. (You can go back to your daily routine right away, though your skin will be reddened at first and then pink for a few days.)

Get Even Broader Results

There’s even more good news for patients who have skin issues in addition to acne. BBL HERO effectively treats numerous other common imperfections such as sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, enlarged pores, and rosacea. Dr. Hernandez can tailor your personalized treatment plan to correct these other problems at the same time she is using BBL HERO to treat your acne and/or scars.

She can also combine BBL HERO treatment with ProFractional Laser or HALO Hybrid Laser therapy, or with dermal fillers which can help smooth uneven skin surface caused by deep or wavy acne scars.

If you suffer from active acne, post-acne scarring or both, you can take corrective action right now by scheduling a personal consultation with Dr. Hernandez. BBL HERO Forever Clear might be the treatment you’ve been waiting for.

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