Acne is an embarrassing condition for two reasons. First, people focus on your blemishes rather than your overall attractiveness. Second, many people believe that acne is caused by poor hygiene. Acne is a common problem that affects people of all ages, and many factors can lead to whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Larry C. Leverett, offers acne treatment using advanced techniques for teenagers and adults in Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding communities of Phoenix.
What is Acne Treatment?
Professional acne treatment describes a range of approaches for resolving the underlying cause of your blemishes. We help patients that are experiencing the effects of three types of acne:
- Adolescent acne that occurs during puberty
- Persistent acne for adults who have acne from adolescence into adulthood
- Late-onset acne that occurs in patients with no history of acne problems
Whatever your age, acne develops for the same reason. You have excess oil on your skin, known as “sebum," that combines with dirt and dead skin cells, and the mixture eventually clogs the follicle. Over time, bacteria develops in the follicle. The bacteria thrive in environments with little to no oxygen and are nourished by the oil and debris that forms in the follicle. The presence of bacteria and other byproducts causes inflammation, and this is the genesis of a pimple.
Effective treatment for acne must address each aspect of development, including excess oil, dead skin cells, dirt and bacteria development. Consumer products typically only address one aspect of acne development and can actually worsen the other aspects.
Benefits of Acne Treatment
Medical-grade acne treatments safely and effectively eliminate blemishes by addressing all root causes of blemishes while simultaneously improving the health and appearance of your skin. Our acne treatments are holistic in nature, so you never sacrifice one component of healthy skin in order to eliminate a problem that contributes to your blemishes.
Good Candidates for Acne Treatment
Our acne treatments are appropriate for patients of all ages, and Dr. Leverett has the expertise needed to develop combination treatments that are beneficial for your skin. Some medical conditions and medications can trigger acne development, so he will carefully consider your medical history to provide realistic expectations of your acne treatment.
What Can I Expect from My Acne Treatment?
Your acne treatment plan will include in-office treatments and skincare products that you use at home. The in-office treatments give your skin a “boost” to eliminate your blemishes and improve skin health. The skincare products keep your skin in a healthy and balanced state that reduces the chances of developing new acne blemishes.
After the Acne Treatment
Once your skin is free of blemishes, you will need to continue taking care of your skin. Dirt, excess oil, and dead skin cells can collect on your skin and penetrate the follicles. A good skincare regimen at home that is combined with regular professional treatments will keep your skin clear and healthy.
How Much Does Acne Treatment Cost?
The cost of your acne treatment depends on the combination and frequency of in-office treatments and at-home skincare. We are better able to provide a cost after your consultation. Dr. Leverett offers financing through CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. Our office also accepts Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, cash and cashier’s checks.
Are you tired of struggling with embarrassing acne and blemishes on your face and body? Body by Leverett offers professional acne treatments for teenagers and adults in and around the Greater Phoenix area, such as Ahwatukee, Chandler and Gilbert. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Larry C. Leverett, today to schedule your acne treatment consultation.