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Acne Treatments in Charleston, SC | Réforme Dermatology

What Are Acne Treatments?

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that affects patients from puberty to adulthood. For many people, reoccurring acne can feel like a constant uphill struggle that significantly impacts their self-esteem.

However, there is more to the cause and treatment of acne than consistently cleansing the face every day. Réforme Dermatology & Aesthetics uses science-based research and advanced technologies and treatments to target the root cause of acne in an effort to repair and prevent flare ups.

What Is Acne and What Causes It?

Acne is the common term for rough, red, irritating bumps that form most commonly on the cheeks, jaw, forehead, and around the mouth. Acne primarily originates from inflammation in the sebaceous glands. These glands are responsible for sebum production, an oily substance that moisturizes and protects the skin from becoming too dry. Sebum can be beneficial when in a balanced state, but when these glands start producing too much oil, combined with dead skin cells and bacteria can clog the pores and create acne. The trapped sebum and skin cells create an environment where the bacteria Cutibacterium acnes can thrive and contribute to inflammation. This combination causes the red, tender bumps often filled with pus, known as pimples. Other forms of acne include comedones or cysts, which can also be painful and lead to scarring and discoloration.

What Acne Treatment Do We Offer at Réforme Dermatology & Aesthetics?

Acne treatments at Réforme Dermatology & Aesthetics in Charleston, SC involve a range of techniques used to manage, treat, and prevent acne. Treatments start with an assessment of the patient’s skin, including the type and severity of acne, their age, and their skin type. An evaluation will help determine the best course of treatment. We offer: Chemical Peels, Customized Skin Care Product Recommendations, and Acne Surgery.

Common Acne Treatments in Mount Pleasant, SC:

  • Chemical Peels
  • Customized Skin Care Product Recommendations
  • Acne Surgery

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels contain a special acid solution that is applied to the patient’s skin and left on for a monitored amount of time. The acid solution chemically exfoliates the top layer of dull, acne-prone skin. There is a brief recovery period after a chemical peel where the skin sheds the surface layer. Once the skin has healed, the peel reveals smoother, healthier skin underneath.

What Products Do We Recommend?

With the plethora of skin care products available, it can be difficult to determine which one will work on your acne. One of our passions at Réforme Dermatology is researching and testing skin care products to find the most effective options for various skin concerns. During a consultation, we experts will examine the patient’s skin and create a customized skin care regimen that includes the best products for their needs. A consistent skincare routine with products that work well for your skin type is the best defense against current and future acne flare-ups.

What Is Acne Surgery?

Acne surgery refers to the surgical extraction of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, milia, and pustules that form on the face, neck, and body. During an acne surgery procedure, sterile tools are used to clear the pores by removing excess sebum that has built up and clogged them. Treatments can last up to 30 minutes and are performed 2-4 weeks apart. Patients notice clearer skin and a reduction in the size of their pores. Acne surgery can also be combined with other acne treatments to ensure the patient’s skin remains clear and smooth.

What Can You Expect from A Consultation in Charleston, SC?

During a consultation for acne, patients are welcomed into a comfortable, caring, and non-judgmental environment. At Réforme Dermatology & Aesthetics, we feel that consultation should be a safe space where patients can feel free and open to discussing their concerns with a provider who actively listens and engages with them. Our skin experts will ask questions during the examination to learn more about the patient’s lifestyle and how their concerns affect their day-to-day life. This information, along with our extensive knowledge of skin rejuvenation, will be used to recommend the best treatment plan based on the patient’s unique needs.

Dr. Vasile Réforme Dermatology & Aesthetics

Schedule a Consultation

Explore the fully customizable and transformative dermatological treatments with double board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon Dr. Gabriella Vasile, who combines her extensive knowledge of skin health with her passion for finding innovative reparative and preventative treatments. Dr. Vasile’s collaborative, personalized approach to skin health and vitality meets the specific needs of her patients by utilizing state-of-the-art technology, science-based skincare products, and peer and patient-reviewed techniques and treatments. 

With a keen aesthetic eye and precision, Dr. Vasile creates balanced and natural results for a variety of aging and skin-related concerns while prioritizing patient comfort and safety. Schedule your consultation today and experience a self-esteem boost with beautiful, healthy, vibrant skin.

Why Choose Dr. Gabriella Vasile for Your Acne Treatment?

Dr. Gabriella Vasile brings an impressive list of credentials to her Mount Pleasant, SC dermatology practice. As a Double Board-Certified Dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon, she is focused on bringing her diverse clientele a new dermatological experience that focuses on innovation in preventive, regenerative, and integrative medicine. She will focus on what is causing your acne and how to prevent it from reoccurring by healing your skin from the inside out. Dr. Vasile is excited to welcome new patients into a brand-new aesthetic office specifically designed with the patient’s comfort and experience in mind.

Ready To Schedule Your Charleston, SC Acne Treatment Consultation?

We invite you to schedule a consultation today by calling (843) 974-1230 or completing our online form. Dr. Vasile and our team look forward to meeting you soon!