Acne affects more than 85% of US teenagers, and commonly continues into adulthood. When it is severe, it can lead to permanent scarring and a lifelong problem in regard to self-esteem. In the past, herbal remedies or topical medications were the only ways to minimize the effects of active acne and reduce the risk of scarring. While certain medications and skin care preparations continue to be effective, Dr. Jones also offers acne laser treatment for St. Louis, Missouri teens and adults through the use of the Harmony® laser from Alma Lasers™, along with topical application of Levulan® Kerastick.
The social, psychological, and emotional impairment that comes along with acne has been reported to be similar to that associated with epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, and arthritis. Dr. Jones understands that this condition can have serious negative impacts on the lives of teens and adults, causing them to avoid social situations and feel frustrated that no treatment will be effective. As a doctor specializing in advanced skin care technioques, Dr. Jones understands which acne therapies get the best results for his patients.
Because acne may be caused for several reason, there is no uniform approach to the management of this skin condition. In an effort to achieve long-term control, a combination of therapeutic approaches is often necessary. The selection of specific therapies depends upon patient skin type, age, gender, and acne severity at presentation. These therapies can include: antibiotics, Accutane®, hormonal therapy, prescription topical medications, microdermabrasion, and laser treatments. Consultation with a medical professional at Genesis Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center will provide you with the information and plan to help control the active acne as well as acne scars.
Treatments for acne include:
In addition to traditional acne treatments, Dr. Jones specializes in acne laser treatments. Genesis Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center uses the Harmony laser from Alma Lasers, a world leader in light-based skin therapies. This laser device offers comfortable treatment through a series of laser sessions. Dr. Jones has achieved significant results when combining laser therapy with Levulan, a prescription topical solution that enhances the results of laser treatment. If you are struggling to find a way to clear up your skin, talk with us and we can help you with one of the many solutions we offer.