Primary Care & Aesthetics located in Fort Collins, CO
Acne doesn’t magically disappear with adulthood; many people continue to struggle with acne throughout their lives. At Jane&Jayne in Fort Collins, Colorado, JD Wideman, DO, and her team of medical professionals will construct a multifaceted approach to acne treatment. From laser therapy and skin care products, to medications, medical-grade chemical peels, and microneedling, the team will find the perfect regimen to clear your skin. Call Jane&Jayne today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Acne Treatment Q&A
What is acne treatment?
Acne treatment consists of a multifaceted approach to eliminate acne at its source. Unlike over-the-counter (OTC) treatments, which typically only treat whiteheads or dry out the skin, professional acne treatments penetrate the deepest layers of your skin to kill the bacteria and rejuvenate the skin.
Who needs acne treatment?
Acne results when pores are clogged with excess oil (sebum), bacteria, and dead skin cells.
Not all types of acne respond to OTC topical solutions. While salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide — key ingredients in OTC topical treatments — effectively clear up mild acne, inflammatory acne often requires a more aggressive approach.
The most common types of acne that the team at Jane&Jayne treats include:
Whiteheads form when your pores become clogged, forming a closed white bump that protrudes from your skin.
Blackheads are similar to whiteheads. The main difference is that the top of your pore remains open, which causes a black color on the surface of your skin.
Papules are a form of inflammatory acne. They create hard, red bumps that are typically uncomfortable and tender to the touch.
Similar to papules, pustules are inflamed red bumps. They’re filled with pus, forming white or yellow heads that can be very painful.
Nodules occur when your clogged pores become swollen and very inflamed. They grow deep within the skin and typically don’t respond to topical treatments.
Cystic acne is the most severe and painful type of acne. It develops even deeper than nodules and can take several weeks to get better on its own. In some cases, cysts develop because of infection.
What acne treatments are available at Jane&Jayne?
The team at Jane&Jayne approaches acne from every angle. Some of the most common treatments typically included in your personalized plan are:
Sciton Joule Forever Clear Laser Platform
The Sciton Forever Clear BBL™ laser is a cutting-edge treatment that targets stubborn acne with varying wavelengths of light. This powerful treatment encourages new cell growth to repair damage deep within the skin.
Chemical peels exfoliate the skin’s surface, causing dead skin and bacteria to slough off over time. This can help the skin heal while eliminating acne-causing bacteria at its source.
The Skinpen is the only FDA regulated microneedling device and is instrumental in improving the skin’s texture from acne scars. Oftentimes, platelet-rich plasma is added to the treatment to boost the skin’s healing process and regenerate healthy tissue.
Medications and Skincare
At Jane&Jayne, their team of medical professionals will customize a skincare regimen with effective and medical-grade skin care products. If a patient requires medication to combat acne or a steroid injection to shrink an acne cyst, Dr. Wideman is available to assist.
To find the right acne treatment for you, call Jane&Jayne today or schedule an appointment online.