Kelowna's Dedicated Anti-Aging Facility

Expertise and Caring in Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine.

Acne and Acne Scarring

Acne is caused by two main problems:

  • Overactive oil glands, and
  • Overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria

The treatment, then, is to:

  • Target oil glands and reduce sebum production
  • Kill bacteria

The following treatments are used to address the underlying causes of acne:

  1. Blue light, or phototherapy, consists of gentle, painless, short sessions of light exposure which kill acne bacteria. It is completely non-toxic, and there is no downtime. Sessions are done weekly for 6-12 weeks, with maintenance sessions thereafter as needed.
  2. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels can help to clear pores of oil and impurities, and can also have a regenerative effect on the skin.*

Acne scars can be softened using a CO2 fractional laser, microdermabrasion and a newer technique called carbossitherapy, which is designed to break down scar tissue, improve blood flow and oxygen levels in the skin, and promote healing.* We also have several physician-grade facials for the treatment of acne.

See also: Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion

* Disclaimer: Results and patient experience may vary.

The De Pieri Clinic

Expertise and Caring in Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine
106 – 1353 Ellis Street - Kelowna, BC - 250-448-7408

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