Topical creams have traditionally been used to treat acne. They help to reduce the production of oil by the sebaceous glands, and also fight the bacterial infection that causes acne. However, they don’t work for everyone, so what are some the best acne treatments when topical creams don’t work (click here). Blue Light Therapy and Pixel laser skin resurfacing are two of the more effective alternatives.
If you have a lot of pimples on your skin although your acne is being treated, ask your doctor about the acne treatments below:
- Blue Light Therapy is widely used to decrease acne-causing bacteria. The wavelength of blue light activates compounds in the P. acnes bacteria, but does not damage the healthy skin. The treatment clears and smooths the skin and also shrinks the oil glands, thereby curbing oil production. Less oil on the skin reduces the amount of bacteria. Blue light therapy is safe and pain-free, and there is no downtime (read more).
- Pixel Laser Skin Resurfacing works on acne by exfoliating the skin, and getting rid of damaged cells. The Pixel laser creates microscopic punctures in the skin. However, only a portion of the treatment area is affected, and nearby tissue is left intact. The healthy tissue helps to accelerate the healing process. During healing collagen is refashioned, and this helps to reduce the appearance of scars and other blemishes.