Acne Specialist

Clinical Skin Therapeutics

located in Apple Valley, MN

Close to 50 million Americans suffer from acne, which can negatively affect their appearance and diminish their confidence. Clinical Skin Therapeutics in Apple Valley, Minnesota, offers laser treatment for acne and acne scarring to help you achieve clear, glowing skin. Laser treatment for acne is the most effective method for getting rid of persistent acne. If acne causes you to dislike what you see in the mirror, call or use the online booking tool today to schedule an appointment to learn more.

Acne Q & A

Clinical Skin Therapeutics

What is acne?

Acne affects your skin’s hair follicles and oil glands. Your pores, the small holes in your skin, link to oil glands beneath the surface of your skin. Oil buildup in the glands can lead to bacteria growth and swelling in hair follicles, which causes pimples to grow.

Pimples are found all over the body, but most commonly on your:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Shoulders

Factors such as stress, hormone levels, certain medications, and a poor diet can increase your risk of acne and worsen your condition. Although acne isn’t usually a serious health threat, it can cause low self-esteem and impact your social life.

How do you treat acne?

Clinical Skin therapeutics approaches acne treatment from several different angles. First, your provider evaluates your acne, then develops a treatment plan based on what type of acne you suffer from. Blackheads, congested skin, and cystic acne -- large, painful breakouts deep below your skin -- are the most common forms.

Medical-grade exfoliating facials and in-office extractions are common acne treatments. Clinical Skin Therapeutics also offers chemical peels that eliminate dead skin cells and encourage the growth of healthier skin cells.

In more severe acne cases, Clinical Skin Therapeutics uses Sciton® laser energy to target the underlying causes of acne and eliminate bacteria. The cutting-edge Forever Clear BBL™ acne treatment system uses light power to comfortably and effectively clear acne without rubbing creams all over your face or taking medicine.

BBL is the world’s most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) device delivering light energy beneath your skin to regenerate new skin cells, leaving you with clear, glowing skin. Three different BBL light sources eliminate bacteria deep in your pores, reduce inflammation and redness, and initiate your skin’s natural healing process.

How do I keep my skin acne-free?

The best way to keep your skin radiant and clear is by maintaining a good skincare routine. Quality skincare products make a substantial difference in your skin, which is why Clinical Skin Therapeutics proudly offers professional skincare products from SkinMedica® and Revision Skincare® at the Apple Valley office.

Other ways you can keep your skin clear include trying to limit the amount of stress in your life and eating a nutritious diet.

If you’re suffering from acne, call or use the online booking tool today to schedule an appointment for treatment.