Acne Treatment

Acne may be thought of as an issue that only affects teenagers, but the truth is that breakouts can be a problem at at any age. Acne treatment can help clear existing blemishes, prevent new acne from forming and fade red marks and scars that former breakouts may have left behind.

Dr. Stephen Kay is well-known as one of the best plastic surgeons in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase metro area. In addition to helping thousands of people from the Washington D.C. metro and beyond to improve their complexion with a combination approach toward acne treatment, Dr. Kay also offers a full range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for both face and body.

Please contact us online or call our Chevy Chase plastic surgery practice at 301-951-5120 for more information on how skincare treatments can help your acne.

Why Should Kay Plastic Surgery Perform My Med Spa Treatment?

  1. Dr. Kay and Susan Kramer, APRN, BC, our plastic surgery nurse practitioner, are experts in non-invasive restoration of the face, balancing and enhancing your best facial features.
  2. Susan Kramer, APRN, BC has over 25 years of extensive education and training in taking care of your non-invasive procedure.
  3. We provide the latest techniques and procedures including BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Radiesse® and fat grafting.
  4. Dr. Kay and Susan Kramer, APRN, BC have injected thousands of patients and restored their self-confidence.
  5. Skin care plays an important part of the holistic experience at Kay Plastic Surgery. In addition to skin care planning, we prepare patients before surgery by taking pre-surgery vitamins and reviewing good nutrition. Our goal is a speedy recovery.
  6. We understand the importance of lowering your discomfort level, shortening your recovery and providing you with natural, amazing results.

Is Acne Treatment Right for You?

The best candidates for medical-grade acne treatment have typically already tried a number of over-the-counter products with only partial success. Beyond clearing up the skin, many women and men who have a long history with acne often want to improve the appearance of acne scars or acne-related hyperpigmentation (the red or brown marks that old blemishes often leave behind).

Acne treatment can:

  • Eliminate existing whiteheads or blackheads
  • Heal more severe nodular or cystic acne
  • Treat stubborn acne that hasn’t responded to drugstore products
  • Help you learn which skincare routine is most effective for your complexion
  • Include several different skin rejuvenation treatments to address multiple acne-related issues at once
  • Restore a clear, healthy glow to your skin, and help you feel more confident about your appearance

Please visit our before and after photo gallery to see real patient acne treatment results that are possible with the right skincare regimen.

Acne Treatment Costs

The costs associated with acne treatment can vary depending on whether active acne or acne scars are being treated. In some cases, insurance companies may offer coverage for some types of acne treatments. The total costs of your skincare will include Dr. Kay’s fees as well as the products and procedures themselves. Dr. Kay and his staff will go over all the available options for cosmetic surgery financing that can help make your treatment for acne and acne scars even more affordable.

What to Expect

Since everyone’s skin responds to acne treatments differently, Dr. Kay develops a customized approach for each patient in order to determine which procedure or combination of procedures will work best for you. There are several different options that can be included as part of a comprehensive acne treatment plan:

  • Chemical peels can clear your skin and help balance your complexion, as well as lighten pigmented areas
  • Microdermabrasion can gently slough away pore-clogging dead skin cells and other contaminants, and the exfoliation process can also help diminish mild acne scars
  • Thermage® works on all skin tones to heal acne and improve scarring
  • Laser resurfacing with DOT therapy smoothes away acne scars while evening out skin tone and texture
  • Scar treatment can help treat more significant acne scars
  • Injectable fillers or fat grafting can be used to minimize irregular acne scar contours

Some of these procedures may be performed during the same appointment, while others are staged a few weeks or months apart for the best results.

Most acne treatments require very little downtime, although you may notice some redness or flaking of the skin depending on which procedures were performed. Dr. Kay may recommend multiple treatments for very deep acne scarring, persistently irregular skin tone or stubborn blemishes.

Your Recovery & Results

While you should see a difference in your complexion almost right away after your appointment, some acne treatments take longer to work or require a few sessions before you see your final results. Once your immediate concerns over active acne or scarring are resolved, it’s common to continue ongoing maintenance treatments in order to enjoy your new look for even longer. It’s also important to keep up a committed skincare routine to help prevent future breakouts that could lead to additional hyperpigmentation or scarring.

  1. With your acne under control, you should notice that your skin looks smooth, healthy and radiant, with a marked improvement in acne scars and more even skin tone overall. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll feel more confident about your appearance, without the painful self-consciousness that so often accompanies a troubled complexion.
Kay Plastic Surgery
5530 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1147 Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 301-951-5120 URL of Map