Acne and Acne Scarring

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Acne is the adolescent rite of passage that seems to never go away. And acne scarring? Go ahead and pour some salt in our wounds. No matter your age, you don’t need to live with acne or the risk of acne scarring. It’s one of the most common skin conditions in the US, and although it’s expected as a teenager there are plenty of people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and better who are still waiting to get this initiation into adulthood over. Hormonal acne is a real beast, and can happen to anyone at anytime (hello, menopause!). Fortunately, talking with Dr. Steven Swengel and getting in touch with Refined Dermatology is your first step in stopping acne for good.

Acne is a disease of the hair follicles of the face, chest, and back that affects many people of varying ages and skin types.

Just about anything can activate acne, from stress to lack of sleep and bad skin care products. The good news? Pizza and chocolate don’t cause acne, though a consistently poor diet can contribute. We’re not hating on pizza and chocolate since both are perfectly fine in moderation—we’re just saying your skin wants to be nourished just like the rest of you.

Acne Treatments

The battle strategy against acne varies based on you and your skin. It might include laser skin rejuvenation and Dermalinfusion. You might get started with extractions for those maddening whiteheads and blackheads, followed with a little Microneedling to stimulate collagen growth. From chemical peels to customized services for men, there’s no one best way to fight acne.

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Putting Up A Fight Against Acne

Acne is not caused by bacteria, although bacteria play a role in its development. Regular, in-office exfoliation is one of the most commonly recommended approaches for the fight against acne. Using broadband light is a fantastic alternative to laser and light treatments. However, every approach to acne treatment should be coupled with a proper skin care regimen. This might include prescriptions such as topical retinoids and benzoyl peroxide. These treatments leave over the counter acne treatments in the dust.

Contact Refined Dermatology Today About Treatment For Acne

Remember what Einstein said. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. If your acne treatment isn’t working for you, why are you sticking with it? It’s time to do you a favor and ditch this failed treatment. There aren’t any rules against ghosting acne. Call Refined Dermatology at 408-384-3845 for a unique treatment that can be used for a lifetime, and which will benefit your skin years after your acne is gone.

Additional Treatments at Refined Dermatology

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Services For Men

Men like to be pampered too! That’s why we have a variety of treatments and procedures men enjoy.

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Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Over 20 lasers have been hand-picked by our expert team and available at Refined Dermatology to meet your esthetic goals.

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Chemical Peels

“Peel away” the uppermost layers of skin, wrinkles, discoloration, dullness, and sun damage.

Refined Dermatology, Los Gatos and San Jose, CA

Microneedling

Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy and works by creating mirco injuries to the outermost layer of the skin.

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