Acne affects people of all ages, and the possible causes are many: excess oil production, dead skin cells, bacteria, clogged pores, medications, stress and diet.
Yet, there’s one major culprit affecting women post-partum – hormones.
After giving birth, many women experience skin changes and breakouts due to fluctuating hormone levels. Some acne problems may be mild and others severe, and some may be short-lived and others long-lasting.
It takes a strategy to eliminate post-partum breakouts. That’s where a medical office can help. Let’s look at available treatments for acne:
Medical-Grade Skincare Products
Skincare products found in a medical setting are higher-grade and often better able to handle problem breakouts.
The Obagi CLENZIDERM™ System is one of our favorites as it’s great at removing excess oil and impurities to heal existing blemishes and prevent future ones.
We also like iS CLINICAL and PCASkin products as they work to deep clean clogged pores while gently exfoliating skin.
Multiple programs allow us to meet each person’s unique needs for the best results.
HydraFacial MD Elite
The HydraFacial improves congested, enlarged pores and oily/acne prone skin. It’s especially effective when done in a series.
With no downtime, discomfort or irritation, the Hydrafacial cleanses, exfoliates and removes impurities and dead skin skills while replenishing the skin with nutrients.
Individually-tailored chemical peels administered by a medical aesthetician can help reduce mild-to-moderate acne, especially when done on a regular basis.
Medical-Grade Skincare Products
Sometimes, prescription drugs are needed to control acne eruptions.
Fractionated Co2 Pixel Laser Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing can help with redness, hyperpigmentation, skin texture and acne scarring as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
Non-ablative fractionated skin resurfacing involves little to no downtime, no anesthesia, a quick treatment time and great results.
For post-partum women, and others dealing with acne, you don’t have to suffer in silence. There are options to control your breakouts and address any scarring because of it.
The best option is a visit with our registered nurses and medical aesthetician as they can work with you to provide the best products and treatment options for your needs.
Real Patients. Real Results.
Real Plastic Surgery Center patient, Megan, age 27 and mother of one, says, “Never having had acne as a teenager, I was surprised by my outbreak after the birth of my now four-year old son.”
Megan goes on to explain what brought her to our skincare department.
Explain your journey to acne treatments at Infinity Medical Aesthetics at the Plastic Surgery Center:
Megan: Acne is a new experience for me because as a teenager I never had acne. I never even washed my face or wore make-up.
I struggled with acne from about seven weeks after I had my son, and it continued for several years until I started my treatment plan. I also had redness and hyperpigmentation resulting in discoloration on my face.
The acne was frustrating because I had to invest in make-up, and it was hard to cover up all my acne.
I knew I had to do something, and I didn’t want to take medication with possible side effects. I was looking for something better.
Describe your treatments:
Megan: The nurse and medical aesthetician first had me use Obagi CLENZIDERM. It’s three products and easy to use.
My face started to clear and as time went by, I noticed a huge difference. Some acne remained, so they recommended the HydraFacial.
I immediately noticed a difference as the treatment cleared up my remaining acne. I continue to do these once a week. The HydraFacial is great – it doesn’t hurt, and there’s no downtime.
For my post-partum redness and hyperpigmentation problems, I had a treatment with the Pixel CO2 laser. This treatment was tolerable, I went back to work the next day and only had redness for a week.
Are you happy with your results?
Megan: I am extremely happy. I’m back to rarely wearing make-up, which is great.
Do you have advice for others struggling with acne-prone skin?
Megan: Reach out and talk to the skincare staff at the Plastic Surgery Center. They have so many options for people struggling with acne-prone skin.
Ready to explore your options? Schedule your consultation today!