Acne breakouts don’t always end when you graduate from high school. In fact, it’s common to experience this upsetting skin issue when you are an adult. At Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in West Chester, Ohio, we can use the Sebacia treatment to decrease your acne and give you clear, attractive skin.
The Sebacia Treatment
Sebacia treatment is an innovative way to obtain clear, blemish-free skin. This treatment addresses your blemishes and pimples by changing the behavior of oil-producing glands in your skin.
A Difficult Problem
Acne develops when you have clogged pores, bacteria on the surface of your skin, and large amounts of oil in your skin. Many topical acne treatments attempt to treat your acne by removing bacteria from your skin and unclogging your pores. These treatments often produce disappointing results. Further, you will probably have to use these products every day.
Treating your acne with oral medication also has a number of drawbacks. These medications can cause you to experience mood issues, dry skin, and other unpleasant symptoms.
A New Solution
Fortunately, you don’t have to use creams or medications to improve your acne. The Sebacia treatment can fix your acne in a series of quick, easy appointments. During each appointment, we will use gold microparticles and laser energy to lower your skin’s production of oil. As your body begins to produce less oil, your pimples will decrease and your skin will become clearer.
How Does This Acne Treatment Work?
At the beginning of your appointment, we will gently massage gold microparticles into your skin. These particles will enter the sebaceous glands in your face. These glands produce the oil that causes you to develop pimples on your skin.
After these glands have absorbed the gold microparticles, we will use a laser to gently heat your skin. As the microparticles heat up, they will change the structure of your sebaceous glands and encourage your body to create less oil.
Who Should Use This Acne Treatment?
If you are tired of trying to cure your acne breakouts with ineffective creams and pills, you might be a good candidate for the Sebacia treatment. Further, you don’t have to wait until you are experiencing an active acne breakout to use this treatment. Since this technique changes the behavior of the glands that create new acne lesions, you can receive this treatment if you suffer from periodic breakouts.
Evaluating Your Skin
Since many different conditions can cause you to develop blemishes, you’ll need to begin your treatment by visiting our office for a clinical appointment. During this meeting, we will look at your skin and determine whether acne is the cause of your blemishes.
Discussing Your Allergies
You should not use the Sebacia treatment if you have an allergy to gold or other materials contained in the Sebacia microparticles. As a result, you should tell us about any allergies or sensitivities that you have. If you are not a good candidate for this acne treatment, we will recommend different skincare solutions that will work for you.
What Will My Sebacia Appointment Be Like?
Your Sebacia session will take about thirty to forty-five minutes to complete. We will begin the process by washing your face. Next, we will gently massage the gold microparticles into your skin. Once these particles have entered your pores, we will clean your face again. We will also use ice packs or chilled rollers to lower the temperature of your skin.
Cooling your face will protect the surface of your skin as we send laser energy into your facial tissues. This laser energy will gently heat the gold microparticles that are in your oil-producing glands. As these microparticles react to the laser energy, you might feel a gentle snapping or prickling sensation against your skin.
Why Do the Gold Microparticles Look Dark?
When you receive the Sebacia treatment, you will probably notice that the gold microparticles that we massage into your skin are black instead of gold or yellow. This color is normal. The gold microparticles look dark because they are designed to absorb large amounts of light energy during the laser portion of your treatment. These microparticles will use this energy to change the structure of your oil-producing glands.
Substances that absorb light will look black, and substances that reflect light will look white. Since the Sebacia microparticles absorb large amounts of light, they will appear to be dark even though are made of genuine gold.
How Many Acne Treatments Will I Need?
We will generally advise you to get three Sebacia treatments. We will usually perform one treatment every week.
To help these treatments improve your acne, you’ll need to take good care of your skin during this time. We will give you detailed instructions about how to incorporate high-quality moisturizers, sunscreen, cleansers, and other products into your skincare routine.
How Long Will These Treatments Take to Improve My Acne?
It’s common to develop noticeable improvements in your skin about ten weeks after you complete your treatment plan.
Will I Have to Stay Home While I’m Recovering From My Acne Treatment?
There’s no need for you to stay home after you receive your Sebacia treatment. Since this technique is very easy on your skin, you can return to your office or run errands after your appointment is finished.
Does This Acne Treatment Have Proven Results?
Scientific studies show that this treatment can improve acne in a non-invasive manner. The FDA approved this treatment for use in the United States after a clinical trial demonstrated that this technique was an effective way to decrease acne. Further, the majority of people in a European scientific study were able to stop using acne medications for two years after they received this treatment.
Treat Your Acne
You shouldn’t have to deal with acne breakouts that cause you to develop pimples and blemishes on your face. Clearing your skin with the Sebacia treatment will improve your self-confidence and reduce the chances that you will develop noticeable acne scars in the future.