Samaeo Skin Spa
Aesthetic Skin Care Specialists located in Denver, CO
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, but you can reduce its severity and impact on your complexion. At Samaeo Skin Spa in Denver, the experienced staff offers effective treatments to reduce the appearance of active breakouts and scarring. For an appointment to discover your options for acne treatment, call the office or schedule online.
Skin Care (Acne Treatment) Q & A
What causes acne?
Acne occurs when your skin’s pores get clogged with dead skin cells and your natural oils. Sebum, a natural oil, your skin produces causes dead skin cells to cling together and get trapped. Bacteria enter the equation, resulting in the noticeable redness, inflammation, pustules, and swelling of acne. The deeper the inflammation reaches, the more likely acne is to occur.
When should I seek acne treatment?
Acne may be associated with adolescence, but adults develop it as well – especially women in their 30s and 40s. Even if you no longer have active breakouts, lingering scars can make you feel self-conscious.
How is acne treated with chemical peels?
At Samaeo Skin Spa, the team addresses acne and acne scars with a chemical peel. The procedure involves the application of chemicals to your skin that causes the outermost layer to slough off, revealing fresh, unblemished skin. Chemical peels also accelerate the production of new skin cells.
The peels contain alpha or beta hydroxy acid. Because these are considered mild peels, you can undergo a series of them to improve mild to moderately severe cases of acne.
How does microdermabrasion help acne scars?
Microdermabrasion involves using a small handheld device to gently exfoliate your outer layer of skin to reveal smoother, more toned skin underneath. The procedure is especially helpful in reducing the appearance of certain types of depressed acne scars that lie flat against your outer layer of skin. Deep acne scars require other treatment modalities.
Microdermabrasion helps with mild to moderate acne breakouts by removing dead skin cells and preventing them from clogging your pores.
Do chemical peels and microdermabrasion require downtime?
You may need a week or so to recover from a chemical peel. You can go back to activities, but may have some redness and swelling following the session.
Microdermabrasion has very few side effects and a quick recovery time. You can resume most activities immediately after a microdermabrasion session.
To learn more about the options for acne treatment available at Samaeo Skin Spa, call our staff or schedule online.