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Acne Treatments In Coronado

Millions of teens and adults suffer from the active symptoms and lasting effects of acne. Individualized new acne treatments can provide effective tools for improving the appearance of their skin.

What Is Acne?

How come some people get acne and others don’t? This is one of the most common questions asked about acne. It doesn’t seem fair that some people enjoy healthy, smooth skin, while others suffer from blemishes and scars for years.

Acne happens when the tiny hair follicles in the skin get plugged up with dirt and dead skin cells. The sebaceous glands in the hair follicles secrete oil called “sebum,” which helps keep skin soft and supple. When the skin produces too much oil, it gets trapped along with the dirt and skin cells. This resulting environment is ideal for bacteria to grow and multiply. The buildup in the follicles and pores erupts into acne.

Acne Causes

One reason that some people get acne is due to heredity. They inherit sebaceous glands that are larger and more active. Overproduction of sebum causes the hair follicles to get blocked.

Hormones, especially male sex hormones, also cause acne. The impact of androgens on sebum production results in more males than females getting acne. During adolescence, males produce more androgens. This is the reason many males get acne during their teen years. Hormones that increase during pregnancy can also trigger acne.

Once the follicle becomes clogged, normal bacteria that live on the skin spreads into the follicle, causing irritation. People with naturally oily skin have a higher tendency to develop acne. For most people who are prone to acne outbreaks, preventing blockages is the most effective defense. Those people who don’t prevent acne or who don’t treat outbreaks effectively can develop cystic acne. This form of acne is more difficult to treat, and it is the most likely type to cause scarring.

The Need for New Acne Treatments

Any person of any age can develop acne, either short-term or for decades. Some of the greatest damage that occurs to patients’ skin comes from the products they use for self-treatment. The majority of over-the-counter acne products contain salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredients. These ingredients can cause dryness and irritation that only exacerbate acne breakouts.


In addition to the negative side effects these harsh chemicals cause to the skin, they simply don’t work for most people. If they did, there wouldn’t be so many teens and adults looking for solutions to embarrassing breakouts.


Treating acne requires more than a one-size-fits-all approach. Today, new acne treatments are designed to provide solutions for a range of individuals and skin types. When applied regularly, they help prevent the buildup of sebum and bacteria that lead to acne breakouts. The right treatment can also treat existing breakouts to minimize their impact on the skin. Some new acne treatments can prevent future scarring, while others minimize existing scars.


New Acne Treatments In Coronado at Peak Health Group


Facials can help diminish acne breakouts in teens or treat acne scarring in adults. Get effective treatment that doesn’t carry the side effects and risks from chemicals found in many common acne products.

Gua Sha – Gua sha, also called “kerokan,” is a form of traditional East Asian therapy. Gua sha implements a scraping or massage tool that stimulates the microcirculation in soft tissue. The practice has many health benefits including brighter skin and a reduction in acne. Peak Health Group offers Gua sha from a practitioner with a doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

PRP Facial – Platelet-rich plasma or PRP facials utilizes the body’s natural inflammatory immune response to enhance healing. The treatment uses growth factors from the patient’s own blood to boost cell development and the growth of new tissue. It adds volume to the skin, leading to a decreased appearance of acne scars.


IPL Treatment – An intense pulsed light or IPL facial uses short pulses of light to target skin cells and lessen the appearance of acne scars. At Peak Health, we use IPL treatment to lighten pigmented skin associated with acne and give skin an overall refreshed look. IPL facials are just one part of our Teen Acne Membership.

NAD Treatment – Nicotinamide, or NAD, is found in the mitochondria of everyone’s cells. The co-factor gives cells the ability to produce energy. NAD supplementation has many anti-aging qualities, and it is effective in treating several skin conditions. NAD reduces sebum production and provides excellent damage restoration in comparison to other treatments. It is one of the most effective new acne treatments available today.

Dermal Fillers – Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is a synthetic substance that works in harmony with the substances produced naturally in the body. Fillers made from this substance also contain collagen. PMMA fillers don’t dissolve, making them ideal for the long-term results desired in filling acne scars.

Microneedling – Microneedling is a therapy that introduces fine needles into the skin to create hundreds of tiny punctures in the top layer of skin. These invisible wounds trigger the body’s natural wound healing processes. As a result, the skin produces more collagen and elastin, filling in wrinkles and scars like those caused by acne. The use of longer needles makes it possible to treat deeper acne scars effectively. One benefit that makes microneedling one of the most versatile new acne treatments is that its use isn’t limited to the face. It also works on the legs, chest, back, and butt, where acne scars often occur.

How The Skin Experts At Peak Health Group Can Help

Acne can have a negative impact on your self-esteem at any age. At Peak Health Group, we offer a range of natural new acne treatments that really work. Eliminate medications and harsh chemicals that cause more damage and increase your risk of harmful side effects. Get the smoother, rejuvenated skin you need to look and feel your best.

The right approach to healthy skin depends on your skin type and your specific situation. You might benefit from one treatment type or from a combination of treatments. Contact us to schedule a consultation and let’s develop a custom treatment plan that works for you.