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Acne Treatments in Michigan

Acne is a very common condition that many of us have experienced at a certain period of our lives, especially in the teenage years. This is caused by the over production of the sebum (oil) in the deep layer of the skin. This can be aggravated by certain high carbohydrate low fiber diets. Certain foods like caffeine and chocolate can increase it. Stress is also an aggravating factor.

Masri Clinic now offers a variety of safer, easier options to treat your acne and acne scars.

Bacteria called P. acnes grows in the plugged follicles causing the acne. If the hair follicle is blocked this leads to a formation of a whitehead, however if it is open this will cause reaction with the oxygen in the atmosphere leading to blackish dirty color what is known as blackhead. There are many approved treatments for acne including topical cleansers, topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics, comedolytics such as Retin-A, Estringents and exfolliants:

  1. Photo Dynamic Therapy; this includes the painting of a solution known as Levulenic acid (ALA). Then, after an incubation period where the acid remains on the skin, the area is exposed to LED Blue Light. There will be a reaction on the skin that will subside within a period of a week leading to death of most of the bacteria.
  2. Microdermabrasion with or without vitamin C (Ascorbic acid).
  3. Hydrafacial MD
  4. Chemical Peels to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells
  5. IPL for redness, rosacea and rejuvenation.
  6. PiQo4 laser for reducing unwanted pigmentation and rejuvenating the skin
  7. Fractora for acne scarring and rejuvenation

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