When it comes to skincare, much like most health conditions, prevention is worth a pound of cure. Our Dermatology Center Center team in Orem, Utah recommend the following practices to protect your skin, especially if you have an ongoing issue with acne:
-Wash your face twice a day and anytime you are sweating.
-Gently apply non-abrasive skin cleansers using your fingertips.
-Treat your facial skin gently with an alcohol-free cleanser (don’t scrub)!
-Rinse your face with warm, not hot, water.
-Shampoo your hair regularly to reduce facial oils.
-Don’t pick or squeeze acne.
-Don’t touch your face during the day to avoid acne flare-ups.
-Keep your hands off your face throughout the day.
-Avoid the sun and tanning beds.
If you have facial acne scars that are making you feel self-conscious, we are here to help! If your scars or skin has darkened because of acne, our dermatologists, Dr. Kraig K. Jenson, Byron Edwards and Dr. Devin Burr have proven acne treatment that can make you feel good again about your skin.
Dermabrasion and dermaplaning are both effective acne treatments to refinish your scarred skin’s top layers to smooth out your irregularities, no matter how large the area you want to have treated. But depending on the area requiring care, the treatment can take an hour and a half or just a few minutes to work. The depth of scarring and the area will pretty much determine the length of the treatment time. If you desire, you may be given anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the treatment. Give us a call at 801-224-5200 to learn more or schedule your visit.