As the most common skin condition in the United States, impacting 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24, acne is an extremely common struggle.

It can be tempting to pick, scratch or pop the pimple giving you grief, but this can worsen your complexion and cause scarring. At Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinics we offer some of the most effective products and treatments to not only kill acne causing bacteria but  fade acne scarring, ensuring skin stays balanced and clear. If you’re on the losing end of your battle, here are four ways to fight the breakouts (and the urge to pop them).

1) Lifestyle Changes

Making healthier changes to your lifestyle is always a good idea, but especially when it comes to treating acne. Exercising regularly, eating a healthier diet, drinking lots of water, and getting at least eight hours of sleep are just some ways you can reduce acne. Just 30 minutes of daily exercise releases stress-lowering endorphins, which helps with unnecessary oil-production and produces sweat that actually help clean out pores. Reduces your intake of processed foods that contain high amount of acne triggers such as oil and sugar is another simple way to fight back acne. A balanced diet will also give your body the proper nutrients it needs to help skin regenerate more quickly and reduce overproduction of sebum (oil). Getting a good night sleep and drinking enough water both help to detoxify and purify the body, while also encouraging faster cell turnover. Combining the effects of these healthy lifestyle changes can help to noticeably reduce the appearance of acne.

2) Treat Skin From Inside Out

Topical ointments, creams, and spot treatments are effective in the fight against acne, however they are usually applied once breakouts have come to the surface. The scientifically advanced Skin Accumax supplement by the Advanced Nutrition Programme, To attack acne causing bacteria and oil at the source. Skin Accumax has a unique chemical-free formula that combines a patented highly active plant compound known as DIM, with other complexion enhancing ingredients such as Vitamins A, E and C. At Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinics we carry a range of Advanced Nutrition Programme supplements. In as little as 14 days, our clients see improvements in skin texture, clarity and radiance with permanently clear skin achievable in just a few months. Over time, other topical anti-acne products will become unnecessary as your skin will be naturally blemish-free.

3) Photorejuvenation Treatments

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Although incorporating lifestyle changes and acne fighting products will help your complexion, sometimes professional help is necessary. One of the best professional treatments to help minimize acne and fade scarring is Photorejuvenation, also known as Photofacial or SRA treatments. At Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinics, our team of aesthetic technicians deliver effective Photorejuvenation treatments with the use of Syneron Candela’s advanced multi-application platform Elos Plus. By combining both intense pulsed light (IPL) with bipolar radiofrequency, Photorejuvenation treatments work in killing bacteria that can lead to breakouts. The gentle pulsation of these two technologies reaches deep into pores to remove both hyperpigmentation and redness, perfect for eliminating scars. With zero downtime and minimal discomfort, results are visible after just one Photorejuvenation treatment.

4) AC for Acne Treatment courtesy of Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinic

The AC for Acne treatment by Syneron Candela’s Elos Plus combines both photodynamic therapy (on a 400-980 nm spectrum) with radiofrequency energy to selectively target sebaceous glands and kill the acne bacteria within them. There is no downtime or discomfort and results are visible in just a few treatments. At Enlighten Laser, we recommend starting with two treatments a week for one month, with periodic check ups in the months after. As with all of our services, our technicians will work with you and your schedule to determine the best plan for your needs.

Don’t lose your fight with acne, give these four methods a try. For more information on book your free consultation at the at Enlighten Laser and Skin Care Clinic closest to you.  

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