Nima Skin Institute is your facility of choice when it comes to dermatology in Chicago. Acne treatment is one of the many medical dermatology treatments we offer at Nima Skin Institute and although there is no cure for acne, there are many treatment methods available to our patients in Chicago. Acne treatment will make a difference in the way you look and feel, giving you the confidence you need to be your best. The most important thing to remember about seeking treatment for any condition is having a basic understanding of your condition prior to contacting your Chicago skin care provider. In the meantime, take advantage of the provided information below to gain a better understanding of acne and our methods of treatment.
Acne can be defined as a skin condition most commonly found in teenagers but also in adults. It occurs when the pores are plugged and the face, back, chest and sometimes other areas of the body are covered with blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, or cysts. Some cases of acne are more extreme than others and require more aggressive treatment.
There are many medications that can be prescribed by your Chicago acne treatment facility. A common treatment method is the use of antibiotics. These antibiotics are used to decrease the inflammation and bacteria that contribute to acne. There are several types of medication that may be prescribed in order to combat acne. A few of the other acne medications besides antibiotics recommended by Nima Skin Institute consist of the following:
Benzoyl Peroxide: Benzoyl Peroxide is the active ingredient that is most commonly found in many over the counter acne medications such as Clearasil and Noxzema. Benzoyl Peroxides generally come in a liquid, gel or cream form and are one of the first successful methods of reducing acne issues.
Retinoids: Retinoids are often used to open up the pores by regulating epithelial growth and cell proliferation. A few examples of Retinoids prescribed by Nima Skin Institute include Differin, Ziana or Atralin.
Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin is used in more severe cases of acne. This is because it is the only type of medication that is used to regulate the production of oil within the skin. Isotretinoin has many side effects that will be discussed by your doctor or physician assistant prior to treatment. Medicines containing Isotretinoin include Amnesteem and Clarivis.
Other methods of controlling acne such as birth control pills or chemicals peels can be added to your daily routine in order to assist with the use of prescribed medications. Another skin care treatment, Microdermabrasion is offered by Nima Skin Institute and has been known to help reduce acne pigmentation.
Chicago microdermabrasion comes in many different forms, but one of our favorite procedures is the DiamondTome microdermabrasion treatment. To keep your skin bright, soft, evenly toned and young looking, the skin resurfacing offered by the DiamondTome system is excellent, gentle and gets great client satisfaction.
What is DiamondTome Microdermabrasion?
DiamondTome microdermabrasion is a cosmetic dermatology procedure which involves a skin resurfacing system. The DiamondTome system allows your dermatologist to use natural diamond wands instead of abrasive particles to buff and improve the skin. The DiamondTome wand gently removes the top layer of the skin with exfoliating diamonds and vacuums away dead skins cells.
While primarily used to ease the signs of aging, acne scarring and sun damage on the face, DiamondTome can also be used on the neck, décolletage and hands– the tender skin that is most often exposed to the sun.
Usually, treatments with the DiamondTome system come in batches. Several treatments are usually recommended and when performed every few weeks, are the most successful at showing clients the results they desire. The DiamondTome system can be used at different levels and intensities; your dermatologist will consult with you on the sensitivity of your skin and on the intensity and number of treatments you should pursue for your desired effects.
Results are usually a lessened appearance of fine wrinkles and skin discoloration, overall more even tone, softer skin and a more supple, vibrant complexion. The skin resurfacing process provided by the DiamondTome system removes the damaged outer layers of the skin and also stimulates the tissue below for a firmer and healthier appearance.
What to Expect from DiamondTome Microdermabrasion
After settling on a set number of procedures and their intensity, your microdermabrasion will be administered at your Chicago dermatologist’s office, often by a physician’s assistant or esthetician. Each of these professionals is trained and qualified to administer the procedure using the DiamondTome system.
DiamondTome Microdermabrasion is a great alternative or compliment to a chemical peel. It is an outpatient procedure involving little pain or discomfort, has a very short recovery period and is non-invasive.
After Your DiamondTome Microdermabrasion
As stated previously, there is a very limited recovery needed after this procedure. While you may experience some redness a few hours after your skin is exfoliated with the system, there should be no severe peeling or flaking. Redness should dissipate within an hour to a few hours after your procedure, depending on the sensitivity of your skin and the intensity of your DiamondTome treatment. You will be able to come in a week or two later for your next round.
Renewing effects of the procedure are gradual and will increase with each administering of the procedure. After their first treatment, most people experience soften and smoother skin.
If you’re interested in this procedure and want to learn more from our staff, feel free to contact us about DiamondTome!