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We take a very non-traditional approach when it comes to treating acne. We don’t use harsh or toxic medications like antibiotics, birth control, or Accutane, and we don’t prescribe skin care regimens that leave the skin inflamed, irritated, and dry. We believe that acne needs to be tackled inside and out for the best long term result.
For immediate improvements in the skins appearance we use a customized physician grade skin care regimen and procedures designed to address 3 major issues involved with acne breakouts:
In addition, when you come in for an acne consultation, Dr. Barry will review your health history and make recommendations for improving several aspects of your internal health:
When we address these key factors with a customized treatment plan designed for you skin, we can see fantastic results in a short amount of time, without side effects or rebound breakouts!
Cosmetic treatments available for acne at VitaNovu
Clarifying Hydrafacial - Hydrafacial is revolutionary treatment that involves exfoliation, a gentle chemical peel, extraction of plugged pores, and a hydrating infusion of skin peptides for overall skin rejuvenation. We use higher concentrations of salicylic acid and glycolic acid than our Signature Hydrafacial and a combination of Blue and Red LED lights, which helps eliminate bad bacteria, reduce oil production, exfoliate dead skin, and clear pores and blackheads all in one painless 30 minute procedure! There is no downtime or peeling involved. A series of 4-6 monthly or twice monthly treatments is recommended to help get acne under control.
Chemical Peels A variety of traditional chemical peels can be used to exfoliate the skin, eradicate bacteria, decrease oil production and improve the appearance of mild scarring. Our experts will help determine which peel is best for your skin during your visit or consultation. Peels vary in price and range from $80-$500 for a single treatment. Our lighter peels have 1-3 days of downtime, and deeper peels can have up to 10 days of downtime. Frequency of peels depends on how your skin response, what your goals are, and how deep the peel was. More than one peel is often recommended to achieve desired results, or can also be combined with laser treatments for more effectiveness.
Forever Clear BBL™ directly targets bacteria, inflammation, and oil production on the skin in a safe and effective way. BBL is much stronger light therapy than LED and results are achieved more quickly with less treatments. BBL can be used alone but is also a wonderful complement to other skin-improving modalities such as effective skin care, chemical peels and hydrafacials. Treatments are approximately 30 minutes with no downtime. For optimal results, a series of 4-6 weekly or bi-monthly treatments is recommended for most patients, with periodic maintenance treatments as needed depending on acne type and severity.
Halo is an advanced laser treatment that can essentially remove oil glands, pores, and scar tissue. It is particularly useful for deeper cystic acne that isn’t responding to other procedures or internal health causes. It is a more intense procedure with approximately 5 days of downtime and depending on the severity of the acne, it can require more than one treatment for best results. However, it is extremely effective for cystic acne after the skin has bee prepped with an appropriate skin care regimen.
After active break outs are under control, we can begin to address the scarring and discoloration that has been left behind. Scars develop as a results or prolonged inflammation and the production of dysfunctional and irregular collagen. The goal is to break up the irregular and discolored tissue and provoke the production of new, healthy, and organized collagen that blends in with the surrounding skin. We have 2 major techniques to accomplish this.
Micro-Needling with PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) we use your own blood to extract stem cells and growth factors and then apply it to the skin while we perform a micro-needling treatment. The micro-needling breaks up the scar tissue and stimulates the production of new healthy collagen and skin cells, while the PRF nourishes the skin with the growth factors necessary to speed up the healing and growth process. The procedure is painless, as we do provide a topical numbing cream prior to the treatment. Most patients have no downtime and can apply makeup the very next day. There may be some mild swelling for 1-2 days, depending on how aggressive the treatment was. Depending on the severity of the scarring, 3-6 treatments spaced 1 month apart is recommended. We do include a Skin Care kit for packages of 4 or more.
Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser