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    Many things, including hormonal changes, stress, oil/dirt/dead skin cell buildup, diet, or medication can cause acne. The built-up bacteria on the skin can cause inflammation that results in acne - and acne scars if you do not allow the pimples to heal themselves.

    Battling stubborn acne and persistent scars can be disheartening. Beacon Dermatology in Calgary offers a breakthrough with AviClear™ Acne Laser Treatment, targeting acne effectively at its source. For acne scars, treatments such as microneedling, Fraxel lasers, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), and BBL (Broadband Light Therapy) Forever Young blend provide an effective solution to fade scars and revitalize your skin. Begin your journey towards clear, confident skin. Schedule a personalized acne treatment consultation today!

    Acne Laser Treatment

    AviClear™ is the first FDA-approved laser treatment by Cutera, revolutionizing acne management. Targeting the sebaceous glands to reduce oil production, a significant acne trigger, AviClear™ offers a groundbreaking alternative to traditional creams and medications. Safe for all skin types and with minimal side effects, this innovative treatment is a breakthrough in dermatology, providing clear, lasting results for those with mild to severe acne.

    Acne Scar Treatments

    IPL, Forever Young™ BBL, and advanced microneedling and Fraxel treatments provide comprehensive solutions for acne scars. The intense pulsed light from IPL and BBL targets specific pigments, eliminating cells contributing to acne and improving skin clarity. Microneedling stimulates natural collagen production, aiding in scar healing, while Fraxel treatment resurfaces the skin, reducing the appearance of deep acne scars.

    Why Choose Beacon Dermatology for Your Acne Treatments

    At Beacon Dermatology, our dermatologists are board-certified and continuously trained in the latest advancements in skin care, ensuring they are adept in the most modern and effective acne treatment techniques. Our clinic focuses on delivering results with a deep understanding of skin biology and laser technology, making us uniquely qualified to offer these specialized treatments.

    We pride ourselves on tailoring these advanced therapies to suit individual skin types and concerns, ensuring safe and effective care for our patients. Discover the depth of our expertise and our commitment to excellence in dermatology by visiting our team's profiles. Interested in exploring how our specialized acne treatments in Calgary can benefit you? Book a consultation with our expert team today and embark on your journey to clearer, healthier skin.

    Acne Treatments FAQs


    Why Should I Consider Acne Treatments?

    Dealing with acne, whether an occasional breakout or persistent blackheads, can be frustrating and negatively affect your skin and confidence. Ignoring it can lead to scarring and prolonged discomfort. Our clinic offers effective acne treatments and medical grade skincare that can address these issues. Our expert team can guide you towards personalized skincare solutions, reducing pimples and promoting healthier skin.

    What Are the Causes of Acne?

    Acne primarily arises from clogged pores from excess sebum, bacteria, and dead skin cells. External factors like air pollution, which introduces free radicals into the skin, and inappropriate skincare routines using heavy or oily products can exacerbate the issue. Internally, stress increases cortisol levels, leading to more sebum production. Medications affecting hormones, such as antidepressants or birth control, can also trigger acne. Physical actions like picking at the skin and certain diets, particularly high in dairy or oil, can also worsen acne. Hormonal fluctuations during puberty, menopause, pregnancy, or stressful times significantly impact skin health.

    A professional consultation at Beacon Dermatology can help you begin a journey towards clearer skin, addressing your unique skin goals.


    What Are the Different Types of Acne?

    Many forms of acne result from different types of exterior and interior factors and all of the types of acne are listed below.


    Whiteheads form when oil and dead skin cells close off the hair follicles or oil glands to form a closed bump on the skin.


    Blackheads are formed the same way as whiteheads, but they appear as if there is dirt in the bump. Light reflects off the clogged hair follicle, causing dark spots.


    Papules are skin lesions that appear as raised skin tissue with distinct or indistinct borders. They appear as a change in your skin’s colour and texture, coming in various colours, shapes, and sizes.


    Pustules are small, pus-filled sores that appear on the surface of your skin when you have an acne flare-up. They appear red and blister-like, often forming scars.


    Nodules are abnormal tissue growths that can occur anywhere on the body and are often a symptom of an underlying health condition, such as acne.


    Cysts are abnormally occurring sacs of fluid that often need to be surgically removed. If left untreated, they can cause scars or serious complications in the blood.

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