Glo Med Spa & Wellness
Acne Treatment in Austin, TX
Glo Med Spa & Wellness offers Acne Treatments such as IPL PhotoFacials, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion and more. We are conveniently located at 9801 Anderson Mill Road Suite 120 Austin, TX 78750. For more information Call us or simply make an appointment online. We are open 5 days a week!
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the entire world. So if you’re suffering from acne, you’re not alone. Looking for an acne treatment, you’ll love what we have to offer at Glo Med Spa & Wellness Austin.
Acne is a very common skin condition which can be embarrassing, painful, and cause scarring if left untreated. Many people believe that frequent washing, a change in diet, or topical or over the counter products will cure acne, but this is simply not true. Over-washing and harsh chemicals can actually worsen acne.
Acne affects mostly teenagers but a growing number of women and men in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s experience adult acne which can be extremely frustrating, causing anxiety and reducing self-esteem.
What is Acne?
Acne vulgaris, otherwise known as acne is a long term skin condition characterized by the existence of comedones, papules, pustules and nodules, all of which can lead to scarring. Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands that are associated with hair follicles.
Each follicle contains a tiny hair and multiple sebaceous glands. Acne occurs when these glands become clogged with sebum, an oily substance that normally is released out to the surface of the skin through the hair follicle. As a result of the clogging, bacteria and inflammatory cells build up inside the gland.
This causes redness, swelling and pus – a pimple. Acne that is deep in your skin can cause hard, painful cysts. Hormonal changes may cause the skin to become oily, thus acne is most commonly found in teenagers but can affect anyone including babies and adults.
Hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, and the menstrual cycle, environmental irritants, and skin care products are all common causes of acne flare-ups. Acne typically appears on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders or any area where oil glands are present.
There are many misconceptions about the causes of acne. Acne does not result from too much dirt on the skin i.e. uncleanness. It is often hereditary. Acne does not come from eating a lot of junk food. Research does not show that chocolate, nuts, and greasy foods cause acne.
However, diets that are high in refined sugars may be related to an increase in pimples. Different doctors have different views regarding the importance of your diet in skin management. It is always important to eat a well balanced diet, but a strict diet by itself will not clear your skin.
Offering Acne Treatment in Austin
For a normal level of skin care, it is advised that you wash your face twice a day. Excessive scrubbing of the face can in fact be counter-productive and make acne worse. Those with oily hair may be advised to regularly shampoo. Additionally, avoid greasy cosmetics and creams.
For women, taking off make-up at night is advised as is using water based formulas. It is important to organize regular facial treatments from a licensed aesthetician. Don’t try to remove pimples yourself as infection, inflammation, and scarring may result.
Our team uses a combination of therapies customized to each patient’s needs based on skin type and severity of acne. Our nearly painless way to treat acne regimens include the following:
- IPL Photofacials
- Chemical Peels
- Home Care Acne Products
Schedule a consultation session with one of our aestheticians to create a personalized treatment plan.
If you’re still struggling with acne breakouts, you’re not alone. Acne is among the most common skin conditions in the world, affecting up to 50 million people each year in the United States alone. Research shows that up to 55% of adults aged 20 to 40 suffer from low-grade acne and oily skin1. But no matter how common it is, acne is still a struggle to live with. The good news is you don’t have to anymore.
With the right treatment, you can effectively target both the cause and visible symptoms of acne-related skin conditions. Venus Versa’s dual-light acne treatments work to heal existing acne-related inflammation, while also destroying acne-causing bacteria to minimize future breakouts. The result is noticeably smoother, healthier-looking skin that you’ll be happy to show off.
What to expect during your consultation?
During your acne skin treatment consultation, our aestheticians will evaluate your existing profile, desired end results, and explain the procedures in detail. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos so that you will know exactly what to expect from the treatment.
To learn more about Glo Med Spa & Wellness’s acne skin treatments including the treatment of acne scars, or to schedule your consultation, contact us by phone or email today.