According to the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly 50 million people in the United States are affected by acne each year; the results of which have profound impacts on both physical and psychological well-being. As the most common skin ailment, the scope of acne is virtually endless. Most of us struggle with some degree of acne during our lifetimes. For those who experience chronic acne, the consequences can be devastating. They can dictate the manner in which people live their lives. It is amazing the impact such a small blemish can have a person, and, when acne is left untreated, it can consume a patient’s mind, body, and spirit.
There are a number of in-clinic and at-home acne treatments that are designed and formulated to support any skin care regimen and keep skin looking clean, clear, and healthy. These treatments are best used in conjunction with various products and procedures, and understanding your specific skin needs is an essential part of the process – which is why we begin every patient relationship with a complimentary skin care consultation. Following consultations, we work directly with our patients to ease their concerns and develop effective, lasting strategies for managing their skin needs. When it comes to patients dealing with mild to severe acne, these strategies are vital to not only ridding the skin of active blemishes, but also ensuring that skin remain acne-free.
Finding the Right Treatments for Your Skin
As acne is the most common skin condition, there is no end to the number of at-home, over-the-counter products and devices intended to supply lasting results. Although many of these options are effective, failing to properly consider underlying causes and specific skin needs can lead to ineffective results and even worsen already sensitive conditions. This is why Skintherapy places so much emphasis on skin evaluation prior to supplying or recommending any treatment.
In-clinic acne treatments are intended to boost at-home remedies and supply patients with more powerful alternatives to store-bought products. The two most effective and trusted in-clinic acne treatments are the HydraFacial deep-cleansing treatment and chemical peels, such as the ever-popular Vi Peel designed to target acne from the inside out. These treatments are ideal for patients with various skin types and are terrific alternatives to painful and invasive procedures that are likely to cause scarring and inconsistent results.
In addition to in-clinic treatments, we offer a line of impressive, medical-grade skin care products meant to complement the results of in-clinic procedures and extend treatment options beyond the Skintherapy office. These offerings include the Topix Clay Mint Mask (which pulls impurities from deep within pores), the Replenix Benzoyl Peroxide 5% Wash (ideal for patients with sensitive, easily irritated skin), as well as various other topical solutions.
Jennifer Curtin is a medical aesthetician who is nationally recognized for her expertise in medical skin care. With more than 20 years of experience in medical aesthetics, she is dedicated to the aesthetic industry and has received awards of merit including the International CIDESCO Certification, Assistant Cosmetic Laser Practitioner and National Leadership Award. Jennifer is the president of Skintherapy, a leading med spa in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. To schedule a complimentary appointment with Jennifer, call 404-358-2961 or click here to submit a consult request online.