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What Can Be Done to Treat Adult Acne?

Aug 1, 2013

Acne is commonly considered an unfortunate side effect of being a teenager, but it is frequently a problem for adults as well. When adults experience regular acne outbreaks, the cause may be related to extreme sensitivity in the skin, hormonal fluctuations, or unfavorable skin cleansing habits. Therefore, a dynamic clinical approach may be necessary to clear up your skin, improve your skincare routine, and prevent future breakouts. Here is a look at just a few of the advanced treatments that might benefit your acne-prone skin.


Microdermabrasion is a highly popular cosmetic skin treatment that offers subtle yet significant results through deep exfoliation to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin. This procedure is fit for nearly all patients, and it requires no downtime, making it perfect for a lunchtime skin treatment.

Salicylic Acid Peels

A primary ingredient in most facial cleansers is salicylic acid, which is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. The bacteria-fighting properties of salicylic acid make it the perfect solution for acne sufferers seeking a more dramatic result from treatment at the dermatologist’s office. The skin may flake or peel for a few days following a salicylic acid peel, but the final result will be a reduction in acne accompanied by a more even skin tone and softer feel of the face.

Laser Therapy 

Laser light therapies come with a higher price tag than other dermatological treatments, but they are highly effective for the treatment of stubborn, chronic acne. Controlled beams of light can deliver energy under the skin to block the production of sebum, which is the substance that clogs the pores to cause breakouts.

If you want to see how these treatments might fit into your skincare routine, schedule a consultation at Arlington Dermatology in Arlington Heights. You can reach us on our website or call us at [company-phone id=1] to schedule an appointment with us today. Using both clinical and cosmetic skincare procedures, we can help you achieve the beautiful skin you have always wanted.

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