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What is Acne?

In the most basic terms, acne starts with having excess oils in your pores. The oils bind with dirt and debris to clog the pores. As your skin continues to develop oils, the pore becomes enlarged and forms bumps on the skin that are categorized as:

What Causes Acne?

Keeping your skin clean may not be enough to prevent acne. Other reasons that teenagers and adults develop acne are:

Our skin naturally creates oil to keep the skin hydrated, but many people have too much oil in their skin. Teenagers are especially prone to developing excess oils because of the hormonal changes of puberty, but adults can also have excess oil on their skin. The oil not only traps dirt but also provides an excellent environment for certain types of bacteria that can worsen the acne condition. The bacteria will also trigger inflammation that can lead to blemishes that develop deeper in the skin, such as papules (pimples), pustules and cysts.

What are the Most Common Acne Treatments?

Most patients rely on non-prescription treatments for acne. These types of treatments are available in three general formulations:

Acne lesions or blemishes will heal without any intervention, so many treatments are designed to prevent new blemishes and breakouts. The most effective treatments require an evaluation by a trained medical professional who understands skin. Your treatment is based on:

Another consideration for women is plans for having children, as the associated hormonal changes will have an effect on your skin.

What Professional Acne Treatments are Available at CPRS Med Spa?

Dr. Peters and our medical aesthetician have identified two safe and effective treatments for teenagers and adults who have acne.

Our medical aesthetician will also recommend skin care products to help you maintain healthy, beautiful, blemish-free skin.

How Long Does It Take for Me to See Results of Acne Treatment at CPRS Med Spa?

You will see some improvement after your treatments, but the blemishes may take some time to heal. Our skin care products will help the acne clear quickly while protecting your skin from developing new blemishes.

How Much Does Acne Treatment Cost in Orlando, FL?

Our acne treatments are not covered by insurance, so we provide several payment options to help you afford the recommended treatments. After your consultation, we provide a detailed cost and review our payment options, including cash, check, credit card and CareCredit® financing.

Acne is an embarrassing and challenging skin condition that affects patients of all ages. At CPRS Med Spa, we offer professional acne treatments that can be combined with our skin care products to improve skin health and prevent future breakouts. If you live in Orlando, Orange County or Central Florida and want to learn more, contact us to schedule a personal consultation.