Acne Treatments in Boston, MA
Though it is common to deal with embarrassing acne as an adolescent, some people have the unfortunate luck of having the condition as an adult. There are many products on the market for dealing with severe acne, but they don’t always address the problem thoroughly. That is when you should seek professional help. The residents of Greater Boston will find relief from tough acne at the Neem Medical Spa. With offices conveniently located in Winchester and Somerville, it is always easy to book an appointment.
What Is Acne?
Acne begins with pores. Pores are small outlets or holes that dot the entirety of a person’s skin. The human face alone contains millions of pores. Pores can be easily blocked with dirt, oil, and debris. The result is usually unsightly blemishes. These abominations are more commonly known as whiteheads and blackheads.
Pores on the face, upper arms, back, and neck is more likely to be blocked. Once blocked, if the pores are not successfully cleared, oils start to gather. Once the oil pools, bacteria grows and inflammation, better known as acne, develops.
Benefits of Acne Treatment
Seeking professional acne treatment can be of great benefit for both teenagers and adults. Since there is no significant downtime, they can easily learn how to reduce breakouts or stop them from happening altogether by keeping their pores in tip-top shape. Patients that find it difficult to maintain unclogged pores will receive professional assistance in keeping their skin healthier in the future. Dr. Sandhu and her team can ensure fewer and less severe breakouts after a patient is treated, and they will take care of inflammation that is not responding to regular acne medications. Treatment also reduces the likelihood of scarring caused by constant bouts of acne.
10 Step Acne Program
Our 10 Step Acne program is a focused and specialized program put together by Dr. Sandhu and her staff. This program will include:
These treatments should be scheduled over a certain time period. The 10th step of the program involves our special at-home acne spot treatment recommended by our aestheticians!
Acne Cleansing Facial
The acne cleansing facial is a modified and more focused version of the Neem Signature Facial. This treatment includes a cleansing and exfoliating enzyme to help calm the inflammation of acne and kill the P-acne bacteria. This will be applied under steam to help heat the skin and prepare it for deep extractions. This facial treatment also includes a relaxing neck and shoulder massage. At the end of the treatment, a cooling aloe masque will be applied to soothe the skin and calm any redness.
Laser facials reduce skin irregularities such as blemishes or acne scars by heating up the deepest layer of the skin to dry out pimples and kill acne-causing bacteria. [LEARN MORE]
Skin Care Products
Neem Medical Spa carries a number of skin care lines that offer products specifically made to fight acne. Our expert aestheticians can create an individualized skin care regimen for your needs. Contact our office for your acne treatments today!
How Do I Know When I Need Treatment for Acne?
Young adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 are especially prone to acne outbreaks due to hormonal and other changes in the body. However, if you are having issues such as scarring, discoloration (more common in those with darker skin tones), and painful pus-filled boils, it is probably time to seek medical help. This is especially true if your acne is not responding to store-bought soaps, medicines, and treatments. Also, when acne is having an overwhelming effect on a person’s social life leading to poor life quality, it is time to see a doctor.
Can My Acne Be Cured/Cleared Up?
Practically any severity and type of acne can be cleared by addressing the skin and treating it correctly. Dr. Sandhu and her team work with each patient individually and create very specific treatment plans. With acne, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Dr. Sandhu will examine your skin and use the best method available to thoroughly clean out your blocked pores. This will prevent outbreaks in the future.
Is Acne Caused by Poor Hygiene or Diet?
More and more, scientists have proven that there is no cause-and-effect relationship between the likelihood of a person developing acne and the diet that he or she follows. However, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables as part of a well-balanced diet gives your skin a fighting chance to be healthy and increases the odds that the skin will adequately heal itself.
However, there are some people, even grown adults, who suffer from intense acne breakouts for years, even if they do eat well and maintain perfect hygiene. For those individuals, consulting with a trained dermatologist can help them find answers about their troubling and stubborn condition. By locating the source of the issue, the doctor will be able to choose a successful treatment plan right away, without wasting any time with guesswork.
Is Acne Treatment Just for Cosmetic Reasons?
While there have been a few rare cases where extraneous acne led to life-threatening infections, most people that experience severe bouts of acne are not in any danger. However, the social issues, loss of self-confidence, and possibility of scarring are dire consequences of a condition that can be easily treated. Many potential patients suffer because they are unaware of the sheer volume of treatments available. Most medical and non-medical treatments can cure each known form of acne. For these reasons, people who are experiencing uncontrollable acne should research the treatments available to them.
How Much Does Acne Treatment Cost in Boston?
Stubborn acne is not a threat to a person’s health. Therefore, acne treatments are considered cosmetic and unlikely to be covered by insurance companies. That is why the Neem Medical Spa keeps acne treatment affordable and offers financing to qualifying applicants. The doctor accepts credit cards, personal checks, and cash for convenience.
To make an appointment to discuss acne treatment at Neem Medical Spa, located in Somerville and Winchester and serving the Greater Boston area, please contact us today. We highly suggest scheduling a free consultation via our online form so we can assess your concerns and create a skin care plan specifically for your needs.