Acne

Acne is often associated with the teen years, but it can strike in your middle years and/or leave a lasting impression with scarring.
 
Leah Walker, RN, of At Your Leisure Aesthetics in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a variety of treatments to help minimize outbreaks and resolve the appearance of scars.
 
Call the office for a same-day consultation and treatment, or book an appointment using this website.
 
  What causes acne?  
Acne is the most common skin condition in the US. It occurs when dead skin cells and sebum, a natural oil, clogs your skin’s pores. Bacteria enter the pores, resulting in inflammation, pustules, swelling, and redness – the hallmark signs of acne. Acne is often a result of haywire hormones but also occurs due to genetics, certain medications, and heavy makeup. When should I seek care for acne? Acne can make you feel self-conscious and do harm to your self-esteem. It’s also uncomfortable and unpleasant. When over-the-counter treatments and general self-care don’t resolve your breakouts, make an appointment at At Your Leisure Aesthetics. Don’t just let acne run its course. Treatment with skin care products and chemical peels can minimize outbreaks. They can also soothe existing inflammation and erase scarring.  
How do chemical peels treat acne?
A chemical peel involves the application of chemicals to your skin. Your outermost layer of skin sloughs off as a result, revealing fresh, unblemished skin. Chemical peels accelerate the production of new skin cells, too, and clear out pores so clogging and infection are less likely. At Your Leisure Aesthetics offers high-quality but mild skin peels made by PCA Skin®. The peels are mild enough that you can undergo a series to improve mild-to-moderate cases of acne.  
What skin care products help with acne?  
Leah recommends PCA Skin products. The company offers a variety of regimens to ease acne breakouts or prevent them from occurring in the first place. The acne control regimen helps you achieve clearer skin in as little as one week. It consists of a four-step system that you follow for two months. It includes benzoyl peroxide to reach deep into your pores and eliminate acne at the source. You also benefit from pure retinol that exfoliates the buildup of dead skin cells and clears pores, minimizing future breakouts. Results are evident in as quickly as a week. Clearskin® is a stand-alone product that reduces redness and breakouts. It also balances your skin’s natural oil production and protects your skin with antioxidants. When you need a dramatic reduction in acne breakouts, consider Intensive Clarity Treatment® with 0.5% retinol. The product stems oil production and inflammation with salicylic acid, retinol, and niacinamide. To resolve active breakouts, prevent scarring, or reduce the appearance of scars that have occurred, call or book an appointment online with At Your Leisure Aesthetics.