Dermatologist Blog - Stone Oak Dermatology

Posts for: April, 2014

I have been looking at my skin closely and my "fun in the sun" from childhood is catching up with me as well.  The Skin Medica has done wonders for my skin- but I know I probably need to do some other treatments.  So, I am going to do more IPL treatments!  Had one done in past just to see what it feels like - not too bad!  Little "snippy" but tolerable.  My before and after pictures will be available.

So what is IPL?

Photofacial  also known as IPL - intense pulse light and "forever young"  started 20 years in California.  We have had the Lumenis M22 since January 2013 - no downtime and provides great results for pigmentation, redness, spider veins on face, chest.  Many patients have enjoyed the benefits - even fine lines get better. IPL is a light-based procedure developed by a dermatogist.   Different from true laser, it utilizes a broader wavelength to target certain tones in the skin.   

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people, to a varying degree, during their teen years. However,acne adults in their 20’s and 30’s may even have acne, which is why “waiting to outgrow” your acne isn’t the best solution for clearing your skin. 
By scheduling an appointment with our dermatologist in San Antonio an acne treatment plan can be created for your individual needs. Through proper skin care and available acne treatments in San Antonio, you can experience clear skin once again.
What Acne Treatments in San Antonio are Available?
Acne treatments vary from each patient in San Antonio. For this reason, we will work with each of our patients to create the best acne treatment plan available for his or her individual case. In the mean time, let’s take a look at the basics. Treatment for acne can be a relatively slow process, as there is no overnight remedy to cure your acne. However, if you commit to a treatment, your acne can be eliminated. Some acne treatments in San Antonio include:
  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Oral and Topical Antibiotics
  • Tretinoin
  • Extraction
Advances in medicine allow virtually every case of acne to be controlled, but it is important to visit our dermatologists in San Antonio for the best treatment options.  Many people with mild acne can experience clearer skin with a proper skin care regimen, while more severe acne will require a proper treatment plan from our office. 
Visit our office today to learn more about our acne treatment options in San Antonio so that you can get your acne under control.  You can gain self-confidence with clear, healthy skin.