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Acne: What is it?

Acne breakouts start within the pores. Your pores can become blocked by oil, dead skin cells, and debris from cosmetics, creating an environment in which acne-causing bacteria can grow. Hormone changes can often trigger a breakout as well. The blemishes can be painful, raised, discolored, and almost impossible to hide with cosmetics.  For those looking to improve their quality of life in Burbank, acne treatment is available to patients at Skin Matrx.

Controlling acne: a modern approach at Skin Matrx

Our experts at Skin Matrx can help you successfully control acne by altering the environment of your skin, so the acne-causing bacteria are unable to grow. Every acne treatment we perform is customized to match the type and extent of the acne and may include a combination of skincare treatments. For patients in Glendale, relief from acne is available and can seriously improve skin condition. 

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Halting active acne: Our treatments at Skin Matrx in Burbank

If you experience regular or intermittent acne breakouts, it impacts your self-confidence and your overall quality of life. As the inflammation of a blemish or series of blemishes begins to develop, you may change your plans to avoid interacting with others, feel depressed, or feel introverted and embarrassed when encountering other people. At Skin Matrx, we offer skin treatments to reduce acne breakouts and restore your confidence.

  • Blue light skin rejuvenation therapy: Specific wavelengths of blue light can target the bacteria within your skin that cause acne. The blue light triggers the development of free radicals that hunt down and kill acne bacteria – without causing damage to your skin.
  • Chemical peels: A light, medical-grade chemical peel gently exfoliates and deeply cleanses your pores, changing the skin environment to be less prone to breakouts.
  • IPL photofacial: Intense pulsed light, or IPL treatments, can help you ward off future acne breakouts with flashes of broadband light applied to the skin, which can reduce the oil produced by your skin, reduce inflammation, and reduce pore size.
  • Customized skincare regimen: People with acne often have very sensitive skin, and all of the products you apply to your skin, from cleansers to toners to cosmetics, must promote healthy skin, rather than triggering inflammation or clogging pores.

Acne Scar Treatments

If your skin has been damaged by acne breakouts, seek help from one of the most effective scar removal treatments Burbank has to offer. Skin Matrx offers patients an array of treatments to help you have smoother, evenly toned skin. You may be suffering from one or two types of acne scars: Your skin may be discolored, with red, purple, or a darker skin tone that may fade slowly, or remain, or “ice pick” scars (a long, narrow scar left after a cystic acne breakout), or pock marks. These scars can be treated, leaving you with skin that appears healthier, with scars far less visible. The treatments we offer to address these scars include:

  • IPL photofacial: An IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacial involves the application of light energy to the skin. A non-invasive, affordable procedure, this treatment can restore evenly toned skin.
  • Microneedling: Microneedling triggers natural collagen production for firmer, more supple skin, smoothing your skin and increasing overall skin health.
  • Injectables: Some acne scars can be smoothed with custom injections of facial fillers.
  • Laser skin resurfacing: Laser skin resurfacing may be necessary for clients who have extensive acne scarring. The type of resurfacing applied will reflect your skin’s condition, and may involve IPL, VBeam laser treatments to reduce discoloration, or Nd:YAG laser treatments.
  • TCA chemical peel: TCA stands for trichloroacetic acid – an acid that is gentler on your skin than traditional chemical peels. Your facial skin can become healthier, firmer, and evenly toned with the help of a custom TCA peel.
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