Pimples and Redness are No Match for This…

May 14th, 2018 by Dr. Michael Glass

Bid Farewell to Redness and Acne


One of the hardest parts of growing up is making it through adolescence. In addition to mouths filled with braces and awkward growing bodies, skin is filled with pimples and an uneven tone that never seems to go away. While most people experience bad skin only during their teen years, for some of us, acne and redness continue into adulthood. If you notice that your complexion is uneven, red, or constantly plagued with pimples, take a deep breath. There are practical steps you can take to hit the problem head-on.

Esteem offers Rosacea and Acne Treatment Programs that can lead you towards smoother, more even skin.

Acne Treatment Program

Acne can be caused by a wide range of factors, including genetics, diet and environmental influences. No matter what the cause of your acne, there is a way to treat and manage it. There are a variety of treatment methods that can help reduce blemishes and give you back control of your skin. woman-with-freckles-getting-a-chemical-peel-treatment

The treatments that can target acne include: Silk Peels, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, and Blu-U® blue light photodynamic therapy (PDT).

Dr. Glass and the Esteem team will help you determine the composition of your skin and which treatment combinations, and possible cream supplements, will provide you with the best results.

Deciding to actively treat your acne offers the following benefits:

  • Targeting and controlling current breakouts and blemishes.
  • Decreasing the amount of bacteria on and under your skin.
  • Facilitating healthy keratinization.
  • Reduction in comedones.
  • Less sebum production to address oiliness.

Rosacea Treatment Program

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness and flushing. With Rosacea, the blood vessels under the skin become visible and occasionally acne is also present. While there is no one identified cause of Rosacea, there are many triggers that are known to worsen the condition. If you have Rosacea, you may have been told to avoid spicy foods, hot drinks, alcoholic beverages, and too much heat or sunlight.

The good news is that there is a specific treatment which can be used to target, and gradually improve, the severity of your Rosacea.

It’s called intense pulsed light (IPL), or photo rejuvenation. IPL works by targeting the small blood vessels, otherwise known as telangiectasia, that are visible from under your skin to soften flushing and ambient redness.

When you decide to use IPL to treat your Rosacea, you can expect:

  • At least 3-6 IPL treatments, which are spread out on a monthly basis.
  • Taking responsibility for the proper and sensitive care of your skin and avoiding triggers.
  • The possibility of using low-dose antibiotics to aid in the treatment of your Rosacea.

Rosacea is a chronic condition, but it does not have to dictate the state of your skin.

If you’re ready to face your complexion issues head on and start treating your Rosacea and Acne, call 775.204.3508 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Glass and the Esteem team will help you create a course of treatment that will lead you to a life with clear skin!