Treatments for Teen Skin

While cosmetic treatments frequently focus on anti-aging solutions, younger patients also need treatments designed just for them. Teens have unique needs for their skin, which often includes the need for acne treatments or gentle procedures that will enhance young skin without causing irritation. At New Visage, we offer treatments for our younger patients, helping them achieve their aesthetic goals just like their parents.

The Problem with Acne

Acne is probably the biggest concern for most teens today. Acne is caused by overactive oil glands that plug pores with a substance known as sebum. Bacteria inside the pores cause the pores to become inflamed and swell, leading to the formation of blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. Treatment for acne is most effective when it includes both a way to unplug the pores and destroy the bacteria that leads to breakouts.

At New Visage, we offer the following options in acne treatment:

Levulan PhotoDynamic Therapy

This procedure uses a combination of a special topical agent and light therapy to destroy the bacteria that leads to acne. The treatment is relatively comfortable and patients are usually able to return to regular activities quickly. You may experience a few days of peeling after treatment, but many of our patients see their acne go into remission for several months after the procedure.

IPL Photo Rejuvenation

IPL stands for intense pulses of light, which are delivered underneath the skin’s surface to target the source of the acne while leaving surrounding skin and tissue intact. This procedure is also effective in treating shallow scarring that acne frequently leaves behind.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels provide general exfoliation, removing outer layers of skin cells to reveal healthier, clearer skin underneath. These formulations can be customized to the unique needs of the patient, including those seeking treatment for acne. Our team of professionals will help you determine which chemical peel will work the best for you.

Prescription Grade Skin Care

When acne is an ongoing problem, medical-grade skin care formulations can help to keep acne symptoms in check. These products tend to boast the best active ingredients available today, in higher concentrations than you will find in skin care products sold over the counter.

Treating Rosacea

Acne is not the only condition that plagues teens today. Some also suffer from rosacea, a condition that leads to skin redness, irritation and inflammation. Fortunately, there are also effective treatments for rosacea that minimize symptoms and help to keep the condition in check. At New Visage, those treatments might include similar treatments that work for acne, such as chemical peels and IPL photo rejuvenation.

Dealing with Scars

Scars from acne, chicken pox, surgery or injury can plague us at any age. There are a number of effective options for reducing the appearance of scars today, giving you increased self-confidence. Some of those treatments might include Accent radiofrequency, fractional laser resurfacing and IPL photo rejuvenation. Chemical peels can also be effective in minimizing the look of scars, as well as addressing other concerns.

The staff at New Visage is committed to helping patients of all ages, which is why we offer a broad variety of treatments that can be used effectively for teens as well as older patients. To learn more about any of these procedures, contact New Visage today at 252-808-2NEW.