Acne is a highly prevalent inflammatory skin condition that a significant portion of the population struggles with. It’s the eighth most common health concern in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Health—and individuals of all ages and across ethnic groups may have a hard time finding a solution.
When creams and lotions aren’t solving your acne problem, laser resurfacing is a medically proven technique that works on many stubborn cases. Tixel Skin Resurfacing is the most modern tool doctors have to help with chronic or hormonal acne and scarring.
What does laser resurfacing do for adult acne?
Laser resurfacing is a process that helps individuals with a variety of skin imperfections shed their skin. A specially created laser machine uses lasers and heat to quickly and painlessly remove or “peel” back layers of skin, removing damage like acne, crow’s feet, and scarring.
How is Tixel Skin Resurfacing different from other procedures?
Tixel isn’t a laser-based procedure. This aesthetic treatment uses thermo-mechanical ablation (TMA) technology to achieve skin rejuvenation, which means it uses controlled heat to tackle specific problems, improving skin tone and overall texture. It’s less painful, requires less downtime afterward, and is the most modern and innovative technology on the market.
The device used to deliver a Tixel Skin Resurfacing treatment will release calculated bursts of thermal energy, creating micro-pores in your skin. This peeling process gives your body the chance to produce new, healthier skin cells.
Reducing adult acne
Both men and women can see recurring acne problems well into adulthood as hormones, stress, other diseases, and underlying health issues can play a part. Even those who had clear skin growing up sometimes see a big difference as they age.
After the age of 25, your body slows down the production of healthy skin cells, which is why you begin to see signs of aging. The same happens with acne. Healing takes longer with age, so acne can last longer or scars appear.
For the millions of Americans who have this issue, there are solutions. If you’re serious about doing something to counteract your adult acne, and you’ve already tried all the usual creams and concoctions, you may be an excellent candidate for laser resurfacing or Tixel Skin Resurfacing.
Make an appointment for a medical consultation
Call our office and schedule an appointment with our acclaimed plastic surgeon, Dr. Ruth Hillelson, M.D., F.A.C.S., by calling 804-290-0060 or contact us online. Your appointment will include a personal consultation and evaluation, during which Dr. Hillelson will create a personalized plan to address your specific skin concerns.
In addition to treating adult acne and scarring, many of the same procedures can be used to help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and uneven skin tone. Dr. Hillelson will look at your medical history, medications, recurring skin concerns, habits, and your treatment goals before suggesting solutions so that they work for you.