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