Acne Treatment San Antonio

Acne tends to be thought of as a teenage skin problem, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Many people well into their 40s still struggle with acne on a day to day basis.

While acne is very common in teenagers and young adults, about 80% of the population suffers from acne at some point in their life.

The skin specialists at Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics will help you find the most advanced and appropriate treatment to renew your complexion.

What Causes Acne?

Acne is a common condition characterized by blackheads, whiteheads and cysts. It affects the oily and hair-bearing areas such as the face, chest and back. Acne is caused by a combination of overactive oil glands, hormones and bacterial infection.

As with most skin conditions, acne can affect one’s confidence and cause low self-esteem. It can leave scarring both physically and emotionally.

How Does Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics Treat Acne?

There are a number of effective treatments available which reduce and prevent the activity of the acne. These treatments can stop the severe inflammation and pigmentation. Our acne treatments are designed to address the underlying problems of blocked pores, excessive oiliness, and inflammation, whilst at the same time improving the overall texture and resilience of your skin.

Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics in San Antonio offers advanced treatment for acne including:

  Microdermabrasion
  Glycolic Peel
  Deep Pore Facials
  Smoothbeam Laser

  Retin-A Peel
  Salicylic Peel
  Prescription Medication
  Pixel Fractal Resurfacing

  Microdermabrasion
  Glycolic Peel
  Deep Pore Facials
  Smoothbeam Laser
  Retin-A Peel
  Salicylic Peel
  Prescription Medication
  Pixel Fractal Resurfacing

Types Of Acne – Treatment Guide

Whiteheads occur when the normal follicles become blocked with excess oil. The white bumps can be quite numerous.

When whiteheads appear, the best tactic is to prevent them from becoming inflamed.

Treatments to prevent and/or treat whiteheads are:

  Topical treatments
  Exfoliation
  Correct deficiency in specific fundamental nutrients to help you prevent reoccurrence

Blackheads are whiteheads with pigmentation and the same guidelines apply as for whiteheads.

Treatments to prevent and/or treat whiteheads are:

  Topical treatments
  Exfoliation
  Correct deficiency in specific fundamental nutrients to help you prevent reoccurrence

Unfortunately, it can take longer for the appearance of blackheads to improve due to the pigmentation.

Papules occur when the pore walls break, causing bigger pimples which tend to feel quit hard.

Avoid the temptation to pick/squeeze the spots.

Firstly, review the skin regime – medicated ingredients may be more appropriate – then:

  Topical treatment, both for morning and night
  Oral over the counter, Vitamin A, strongly encouraged
  We may prescribe oral medication in severe or persistent cases
  Professional treatments recommended – such as acne treatments, with exfoliation (peels or microdermabrasion), laser

Pustules are like papules, but filled with pus. The same advice as for papules applies.

  Topical treatment, both for morning and night
  Oral over the counter, Vitamin A, strongly encouraged
  We may prescribe oral medication in severe or persistent cases
  Professional treatments recommended – such as acne treatments, with exfoliation (peels or microdermabrasion), laser

Generally a patient will have both papules and pustules, with the skin looking quite inflamed.

Nodules are large bumps, which go deep into the skin. They can be inflamed and feel quite tender and generally only occur in the most serious cases.

Potential treatment options are likely to include:

  Topical and oral medications and/or even injections
  Professional treatments – acne treatments, including exfoliation (peels or microdermabrasion), laser
  Over the counter Vitamin A, strongly recommended
  Explore diet – how certain foods affect your skin health

Cysts are like nodules, but filled with pus so they feel softer. The patient is likely to have both nodules and cysts and this would generally be considered a severe case of acne.

The same treatment options apply as for nodules:

  Topical and oral medications and/or even injections
  Professional treatments – acne treatments, including exfoliation (peels or microdermabrasion), laser
  Over the counter Vitamin A, strongly recommended
  Explore diet – how certain foods affect your skin health

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