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Acne- Don't Pop It, STOP IT

Acne can affect all ages. But, who wants to live with acne forever?! We at Spruce Medispa have several treatments available ranging from preventing acne, improving active acne, and improving acne scarring and hyperpigmentation.

Let’s start with Active Acne – What can I do to stop my breakouts?!

IPL Acne Dual: Our IPL Acne Dual device utilizes red and blue light therapy to improve an outbreak fast. Red light is delivered to reduce inflammation and support the natural healing of your skin. The blue light kills P. acnes bacteria and aids in reducing sebum output to lessen further breakouts. On top of this, the dual light treatment can help generate new collagen and diminish acne scars.

  • We usually recommend 6-10 treatments, 1-2 times a week.

Chemical Peels: Medical Grade Peels at Spruce Medispa help to improve active acne and brighten the skin. A chemical solution is applied directly to the skin to exfoliate and remove layers of old skin cells. The new skin that replaces it is usually smoother and less scarred in appearance. A peel can also help unclog pores to prevent future breakouts.

  • Doing a series of peels by themselves or combined with IPL is a great way to improve acne fast.

What about the after-effect of acne, like scarring and hyperpigmentation?

Once inflammatory acne has been calmed, you can do these procedures to improve skin texture and tone and minimize scarring.  

Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion uses a specific device to remove the top layer of skin cells. This minimizes whiteheads and blackheads and cleans out clogged pores leaving the skin smoother and brighter.

Microneedling:  Microneedling uses a device with tiny needles to create small injuries in the skin. This triggers the natural healing process to produce new collagen and elastin fibers. Microneedling can help improve the appearance of acne scarring and reduce the appearance of large pores. The ultimate result is an improvement in skin texture. A booster treatment known as PRF (platelet-rich-fibrin) can also enhance the results of microneedling through your body’s natural growth factors. For advanced acne scarring, several treatments are recommended.

Skin Resurfacing with Venus Viva: Our Venus Viva treatment utilizes radio frequency energy to create micro-channels into the skin. In turn, this stimulates your body's natural healing response, inducing the production of collagen and elastin. This non-invasive treatment helps to diminish pores, reduce fine lines, improve tone, and minimize acne scars. This is our go-to treatment to reduce the visible signs of previous acne and develop a smooth, more even complexion.

We can't forget, a good skin care routine is crucial to acne prevention. Using our Spruce Medispa medical grade skin care products, you are able to help prevent future breakouts and minimize their severity. Our esthetician can thoroughly examine your skin to discuss the best products and ingredients for your skin.

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