We understand the difficulty in finding the right treatment for acne-prone skin. At Thrive, we offer our patients from Portland, Lake Oswego, Tigard, and neighboring communities several acne treatments, including:
- Chemical peels
- Blue and red light therapy
- Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
- RevLite Q Switch 1064
- Medical grade skin care products
Chemical peels are used to improve and smooth your skin. Customized to your unique needs, a chemical peel will gently remove the top layers of your skin to reveal younger, healthier looking skin below. We offer three different types of chemical peels from mild to deep, depending on the level of your scarring. During a consultation in our friendly, comfortable office, we will assess your skin and discuss the variables involved in a chemical peel so that you can see how we achieve optimal rejuvenating results.
Laser acne treatments are also extremely effective at improving the skin. Medical blue and red light treatments can reduce the appearance of active acne. This form of acne treatment used in our Portland practice works by killing the bacteria that causes acne in the first place. Blue and red light therapy for acne has been shown to have a success rate of at least 80 percent, and is non-toxic with no recovery time necessary.
Using the right skin products works well in partnership with more intense treatments. SkinMedica continually researches and develops its products to offer the latest in skin care. We offer the entire SkinMedica product line, and we will work with you to recommend the best option or combination of products for beautiful, healthy skin that gets noticed for all the right reasons.
You do not necessarily have to suffer from chronic cystic acne to experience acne scarring. Marks may remain on the skin due to a variety of factors. Thrive has the means to restore healthy texture to skin that has been affected by scarring. Some of the innovative tools we have assembled for acne scar treatment include:
- Laser Genesis
- CO2 Laser resurfacing
- RevLite Q Switch 1064
Scars from cystic acne may be deep, called ice pick scars. These marks can be treated safely and effectively with saline injections, or precise injections with a suitable dermal filler, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, or Belotero.
Schedule a free consultation at Thrive! Our skin specialists will evaluate your skin and devise a treatment plan around your specific needs. A skin treatment plan for current acne and/or acne scarring usually includes a combination of products and treatments designed especially to treat your problem areas.
Contact us to begin your acne and scar reduction treatment today.