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Our Acne Treatment Options
Topical and oral prescription medications: There are several topical and oral medications available to treat acne. They vary in strength depending on the severity of the acne outbreak.
Chemical peels: Chemical peels are acid-based solutions that encourage sloughing of dead and damaged skin cells, revealing fresh new skin that is free of imperfections.
HydraFacial: The HydraFacial is a gentle and relaxing state-of-the-art treatment method for numerous skin issues, including clogged pores and acne. It uses serums and a vortex effect to exfoliate, extract, hydrate, and rejuvenate.
Manual extractions: Manual extractions are performed by a dermatologist and involve the use of a sterile tool to extract the contents of a pimple. This technique is typically used for blackheads or whiteheads and is not usually used for inflamed pimples.
Cortisone shots for cystic acne: Large acne lesions can be directly injected with cortisone to quickly and effectively reduce inflammation. Cortisone is a chemical that is naturally produced by the adrenal glands as a stress response.
IPL Forever Clear: This IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment uses three colors of light to treat acne on multiple levels. The blue IPL light destroys acne-causing bacteria. The yellow IPL light resolves redness and inflammation in the skin. Infrared light encourages skin healing.
Cutera Excel V+: This laser treatment is incredibly versatile and can treat a wide variety of skin issues. It delivers short high-intensity energy pulses to the skin, eliminating the bacteria that causes acne.
BEFORE AND AFTER
The Cost of Acne Treatment
The price of your acne treatment will depend on the treatment option you choose. The calculation of acne treatment in Rutherford cost is also based on the number of treatment sessions required (if an in-office procedure is chosen).
Amazing service. Amazing dermatologist . He spent a long time with me, talking about my needs and concerns. Dr Geria explained what he thought about my acne and scarring in detail. He wasn’t just in and out like some doctors can be. He took the time to analyze my skin and put together a plan of recommendations. Another bonus Hydrafacial – offered on site. Recommended by Dr Geria, my skin has never looked better. Amazing staff and a beautiful office. The prescriptions were sent over promptly also.
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How long does it typically take for prescription medications to show results in treating acne?
The timeframe for seeing results with prescription medications can vary. While some may experience improvement within a few weeks, others may need more time. Dr. Geria will monitor your progress and adjust the treatment plan accordingly.
Are there any side effects associated with chemical peels for acne treatment?
Chemical peels may cause temporary redness, peeling, or mild irritation. These side effects are usually short-lived and can be managed with proper post-treatment care recommended by your dermatologist.
Is the HydraFacial suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin?
Yes, the HydraFacial is one of the best acne treatments in Rutherford because it is designed for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The treatment is customizable to address specific concerns, making it a versatile and inclusive option for individuals with different skin sensitivities.
Can manual extractions cause scarring?
When performed by a skilled dermatologist like Dr. Geria, manual extractions are generally safe and effective. However, attempting to extract pimples at home or by an untrained individual can increase the risk of scarring. It’s crucial to leave extractions to professionals.
How long do the effects of cortisone shots last for cystic acne?
Cortisone shots provide rapid relief, and many individuals experience a significant reduction in inflammation within a day or two. The duration of the effects can vary, and Dr. Geria will advise on the frequency of injections based on your specific needs.
Is there downtime associated with IPL Forever Clear or Cutera Excel V+ treatments?
Both IPL Forever Clear and Cutera Excel V+ treatments typically have minimal downtime. Some individuals may experience mild redness or swelling, but these effects are temporary and generally resolve within a day or two.
How many IPL Forever Clear or Cutera Excel V+ sessions are needed for optimal results?
The number of sessions required depends on the severity of the acne and individual skin response. Dr. Geria will create a personalized treatment plan, outlining the recommended number of sessions for the best results.
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