Acne is caused by three main problems: overactive oil glands, hormone imbalances and overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria. We take all of these into consideration to create the best treatment plan for you. Since our clinic focuses on alternative medicine, we also try to incorporate lifestyle changes, supplements in combination with prescription medications, as well as treatments to be sure we are targeting the problem from all angles.
What are your options?
Treating Active Acne
Many times acne can be treated with prescriptions, which are often time covered through your health care plan. Whether is be topical (applied to the skin itself) or oral (taking by the form of a pill). Oftentimes this in combination with proper skincare problems can help reduce mild cases of acne. Our physicians and staff are highly trained and knowledgeable in the area of skin, and can recommend the best options for your skin type. If prescriptions are not for you, not to worry, there are many other options! Here at The De Pieri Clinic we like to treat "from the inside out". Many times supplementation is used in combination with prescriptions, treatments and skincare products to help treat active breakouts. This is an excellent option for people who are looking for an alternative approach to skincare.
Medical Grade Skincare
Like going to the dentist for your annual cleaning, you still need to use medical grade skin care at home. We only carry state of the art products that are scientifically proven with active ingredients. Our staff can help hand select which products will work best for your skin.
We offer many options to treat active acne - which we do before treating scarring. Photodynamic Therapy Is a topical medication applied to the skin in clinic and then activated under an LED light which helps to destroy acne cells and bacteria. It also reduces the size and activity of the oil-producing glands on the skin, known as the sebaceous glands. Overactivity and inflammation of these glands contribute to acne development. This is something used for severe acne and may be covered through some 3rd party insurance plans. Chemical PeelsA certain blend of chemical peels can help reduce breakouts for occuring. We have the ability to control the depth and the down time depending on your lifestyle and what works for you.
Treating Acne Scars
Microneedle therapy: or "Collagen Induction Therapy". This treatment is done with a hand held pen which creates micro-injuries to the skin, thereby aiding in the production of collagen and elastin. While the hundred of microchannels are being created, your custom made serum is brushed along your skin which moves down the microchannels to get to a deeper level.
Formulated to help "resurface", our customized chemical peels offer a variety of results depending on your skin type and goals. Our skin care technician controls the level of aggressiveness according to your needs and tolerability. There is down time associated with each treatment which includes leaving the clinic with a red face the day of, and typically 2-3 days of active peeling after the treatment. This brings new skin to the surface helping with acne scarring.
"Microneedlings big sister" Morpheus8 is a radio-frequncy skin resurfacing combined with microneedling that helps bridge the gap between fractional lasers and surgical procedures. This leading technology addresses multiple issues and offers the following benefits: improvement in skin texture and laxity, reduction in skin irregularities, and restoration of skin's youthful appearance, therefore resulting in less scarring.
Is a topical medication applied to the skin in clinic and then activated under an LED light which helps to destroy acne cells and bacteria. It also reduces the size and activity of the oil-producing glands on the skin, known as the sebaceous glands. Overactivity and inflammation of these glands contribute to acne development. This is something used for severe acne and may be covered through some 3rd party insurance plans.