4 Ways to Treat and Prevent Acne and Acne Scarring

You might be young and just beginning to experience the woes of acne breakouts, or you might have had your experience with acne and be left with scarring. Where ever you are in your acne journey there are treatments available for you. Prevention, treatment and repair are all possible with one or a combination of these four approaches.


The intense pulsed light (often referred to as a laser) is an incredibly effective treatment for current breakouts. The light pin points the pigment in the bacteria that causes acne and kills the microorganisms. Many people experience great results within days of their first treatment, and continued treatment can prevent further breakouts. This treatment can be done up to twice weekly for 8-10 visits then maintenance.

The IPL treatment can also be used to address pigmented acne scarring with excellent results. Laser treatment for acne scars works by pulsing intense light into the skin, layer by layer. In doing so, it encourages the production of collagen and prompts cells to begin regenerating. The body’s natural healing process sloughs off the damaged tissue, revealing fresh skin underneath.  If you’ve got vascular acne scars, or those red or pink marks commonly found on fairer skin tones, IPL is the treatment for you. This treatment can be done up to twice weekly for 8-10 visits then maintenance.


Excellent for deep and pitted acne scars.

This treatment involves swiping a pen with super-tiny needles all over your face, causing microscopic injuries to your skin. Because of the little punctures from the needles, your skin is forced to repair itself, which increases collagen and elastin production, minimizes the look of pores, and smooths out skin. 3-6 treatments are typically recommended spaced about 4 weeks apart.


This option is great to lessen symptoms for current breakouts, and is a less aggressive option than the previous two. It is highly recommended for less intense (but still frustrating) breakouts. This facial is antibacterial and clarifying to treat current breakouts and prevent future ones. Once a month facials are strongly recommended for preventing acne.

Microdermabrasion add-on: Great add-on before treatments to open pores and allow the treatment to penetrate deeper therefore having a greater effect.


This treatment is also less aggressive than the IPL, but still a very effective treatment for all types of acne and scars.  A series of 6 peels are typically recommended spaced about 4 weeks apart to treat acne using products designed to work with your natural biochemistry to combat problem areas.

Any of these treatments should help clear your skin. For more severe cases really amazing results are still possible, but you may need a combination of treatments.

If you’ve been frustrated by chronic issues with acne or if you are having a breakout before a big day set up a short consultation so we can discuss how to get things under control and keep them there. Our memberships are a great way to get on a regiment that will allow you to be aggressive about clearing your complexion and then maintaining clear skin at deeply discounted rates.

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This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

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