It is said that we are our own harshest critics. This is particularly true for people experiencing acne, rosacea and other common skin issues. When looking in the mirror, people with these skin problems only see the imperfections. This can make people very self-conscious and have a negative effect on their social lives. Most patients we see have tried numerous treatments before they find their way to us. At The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we have state of the art equipment that can treat almost any skin condition, with amazing results.
Acne is the most common skin condition we see. Whether its white heads, black heads or cystic acne, our skin care experts have all the tools and the skills needed to help treat and get rid of acne for good. A good skin care regimen is definitely important, but adding regular HydraFacials to a good skin care routine can help clear out clogged pores and remove dead skin cells from the face, preventing future breakouts. An IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) facial can also improve the appearance of acne. This procedure uses intense pulsed light to treat acne, along with scars, dark marks and other discolorations it can cause. If you have deep scarring as a result of acne, microneedling can help. Microneedling is a treatment that uses tiny needles to create micro injuries in the skin and stimulates the skin’s healing process and collagen production, which can improve the appearance of pitted acne scars.
If you are suffering from rosacea, an IPL is a great place to start. An IPL uses light therapy to smooth the texture and tone of the skin. Discolorations and redness from rosacea is dramatically improved using Intense Pulsed Light. Some patients with more severe cases of rosacea opt for laser resurfacing, which can address not only the skin’s redness but also shows significant improvement in the texture of the skin.
Though there is no known cure for psoriasis or eczema, many sufferers have been able to successfully reduce the effects of these two conditions by using IPL therapy. Treatment time will vary from patient to patient, and it will specifically target the patches of psoriasis or eczema on the body. Intense Pulsed Light treatments work well on people who have mild to moderate psoriasis and eczema. Most patients that receive this therapy see improvements in their skin for up to a year after their treatments. Although IPL treatments are very safe, they may not be able to be used on everyone. At the time of your consultation, one of our skin care experts will evaluate your skin and let you know all of your treatment options
If you are suffering from one of these skin conditions, schedule a free consultation with one of our skin care experts at The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery so we can help you on your way to skin you will love.