Acne Treatment

Renu MedSpa

Medical Spa located in Des Plaines, IL

Although acne is prevalent among teens, anyone can develop it. As you may have found, acne rarely responds to over-the-counter facial cleansers and acne treatments, and can result in permanent scarring if left unresolved. At Renu MedSpa in Des Plaines, Illinois, Dr. Patel and his team of skilled Certified Aestheticians treat acne using completely non-invasive laser techniques that clear your skin, and prevent permanent scarring. Take the first step toward clearer skin: Book your appointment online, or schedule a consultation with the experienced team at Renu MedSpa today.

Acne Treatment Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin condition which occurs when pores become clogged, resulting in whiteheads, blackheads, and inflamed papules.

What measures can I take at home to prevent or heal acne?

Dealing with acne can be frustrating, and while home treatment might improve your systems, it doesn’t always resolve acne and produce the clear skin you want. Try washing your face every morning and evening, and prevent wearing foundations that clog your pores.

When should I get help for acne?

Generally speaking, an occasional blackhead or whitehead won’t require medical treatment. However, if your acne is persistent, frequent, painful, or resistant to over-the-counter medications and appropriate daily hygiene, you should schedule an appointment.

Acne can also impact your social and physical well-being when left untreated. If your breakouts are affecting your self-confidence or other aspects of your life, it might be time to get help.

What medical treatment options do I have?

If your acne doesn't resolve with the use of home treatment, you may benefit from prescription skin care products designed to reduce and prevent the recurrence of acne. In some cases, prescription treatments are ineffective, and laser acne treatment may be a reasonable next step.

Is laser acne treatment safe?

Laser treatment for acne is safe and non-invasive. All laser treatments and medications are accompanied by some inherent level of risk. Visit with your doctor or certified aesthetician to discuss the risks and benefits associated with treatment.

How does laser acne treatment work?

The laser treatment used at Renu MedSpa applies thermal energy below the epidermis to encourage collagen remodeling and complete treatment of sebaceous glands. This results in a reduction in acne, as well as improvement in the appearance of acne scars.

Is laser treatment safe for teens?

Each patient must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine the best treatment plan for their unique condition and treatment goals, but laser treatment is safe for teens and adults alike.

Schedule a consultation appointment at Renu MedSpa to find out which treatment can best resolve your teen’s skin problems.