Stunning Wellness is a luxury medical spa is a leader in using laser and needle-free therapies to rejuvenate skin, including the treatment of acne.
Stunning Wellness and Laser
Treatment for Clear Skin
Acne occurs when dead skin cells and oil clog hair follicles (the sheath of cells and connective tissues that surrounds the hair’s root). Symptoms are pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads, mostly affecting the face, upper chest, and back. It is the eighth most-common disease in the world. It affects 40-50 million in the U.S., including 80-90% of teenagers, continuing to plague many in their 20s and 30s, some in their 40s, and even 1% of men and 5% of women over 40. Some research has correlated acne severity with stress from premenstrual syndrome.
Scarring can occur if healing is abnormal or the skin becomes inflamed and this affects 95% of people with acne, especially those with severe cases. Those who suffer from any case of acne are more likely to feel a loss of self-esteem, more anxiety, or depression, given the emphasis on appearance in society. It can even provoke suicidal thoughts and the risk of carrying them out.
About 80% of the primary cause is genetics and hormones, which increase production of sebum, an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands. Excessive growth of the Cutibacterium acnes on the skin is also a factor. Studies have shown that in many cases, consuming fewer simple carbohydrates, such as sugar, will help reduce acne. Doctors advise sufferers not to wash their skin more than twice a day and should use fragrance-free moisturizers to reduce irritation. Dermatologists recommend cosmetics that specifically say they will not clog pores.
Stunning Wellness utilizes the cutting-edge Viora V-IPL laser treatments that activate topicals which generate free radicals and reactive oxygen that destroy acne bacteria and decrease the activity of the glands producing sebum. Its proprietary Ionwave Technology generates currents that open up the micro water channels to significantly increase absorption by the cells, without use of needles to puncture the skin. The cells seal up again soon after delivery of the healing substances.
The lasers used for treating acne are non-ablative, meaning they penetrate the skin without vaporizing any layer, so they are virtually painless and there is no need for a topical anesthetic to be applied in advance. The contact cooling system before, during, and after pulse assures that patients will feel at most only a little heat or slight sting. Laser treatment does make skin sensitive, so it is advisable to wear a sun screen for a while if the weather is sunny.
Each session lasts 5-10 minutes, depending on the skin’s condition, and while some results are immediate, typically 3-10 sessions will achieve the maximum benefit laser therapy can provide for acne. No downtime is necessary afterwards, so you can resume your normal life as soon as your treatment is done.
Laser treatments can be provided in conjunction with others recommended by your doctor, including antibiotics, birth control pills, retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, and topicals like azelaic acid and salicylic acid. Nicotinamide (the amide form of vitamin B3) has been found helpful, both in oral and topical forms.
Call us today for your first step in clearing up any skin challenges, including rosacea, wrinkle removal, and skin rejuvenation. We look forward to working with you towards a rejuvenated future for your skin.