Acne isn’t just an embarrassing teenaged condition and rite of passage; it’s a medical condition and the most common skin condition in the US with 40 – 50 million Americans struggling with it daily. VIDA offers effective treatments for acne and acne scarring with BBL, chemical peels, and microneedling. Whether you need to treat active acne or treat acne scarring in Salem, working with reputable professionals is the path to clear skin and higher confidence.

Anyone of any age can get acne, which is caused by overproduction of oil mixed with dead skin cells that blocks follicles and pores. Bacteria develop in these clogs causing breakouts. Triggers like hormonal shifts and stress can make breakouts worse, but don’t cause acne themselves. You can get six types of pimples, and while blackheads and whiteheads are the most common and easier to manage, painful nodules and cysts require professional intervention. Some people try to control acne with excessive face washing, but that irritates the skin and can lead to the production of more oil. Others try sun exposure and while it “works,” it does put you at risk of sun damage. Better options are available.

Treating Acne and Its Lingering Effects

At VIDA, on-site medical director Dr. Kim Thompson oversees all acne treatments. Broadband light therapy is an effective approach for many, which uses light energy to stop active acne. It also removes hyperpigmentation often left by acne. Superficial or light chemical peels can also help stop acne and minimize hyperpigmentation and scarring. In this approach the top layers of skin are removed by an expert, helping to stop new acne from forming and revealing the healthy skin below the surface.

Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, makes thousands of tiny micro-channels in the skin’s layers to stimulate collagen production and repair the skin—erasing acne scarring. Medium chemical peels are also effective at minimizing more severe acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. Discover more about the acne treatments available to you and call VIDA today at (503) 399-0021 to schedule your complimentary consultation.