Finding the best acne treatment for your skin is often a long-term challenge. What makes it even more difficult is that your acne concerns can change over time and even with the seasons. Maybe you never had acne until you were an adult, or you’re in your late teens or early 20s with acne struggles. With our 4 distinct seasons in Northwest Arkansas, treating acne in the humid, hot summer versus the dry, cold winter is another obstacle. These factors, plus genetics, can affect the best acne treatment for you.
Our skin professionals at Renew Aesthetics work with patients with all skin types and concerns. Below is a resource for both active acne and acne scar products and treatments. With a dedicated routine and professional maintenance, you can get your skin clear and healthy for the long term 🌟
For active acne
Active acne means acne that is inflamed with comedones, papules, and/or pustules. These terms refer to the different types of acne found on the forehead, cheeks, chin, and back. However, it can also occur on the chest and shoulders. Let’s discuss some of the best acne treatment options!
A proper at-home skincare routine should be your first step for treating acne. So many factors can cause acne, like pore-clogging environmental elements, excess oil production, hormones, and more. It’s important to have a good, daily skincare routine to clear away irritants.
The best part of a skincare routine is that you can customize it! Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or sensitive skin, a personalized skincare routine will match your needs.
In its most basic form, we recommend these steps in a skincare routine:
- Cleanse 1 to 2 times a day*
- Use acne spot treatment as needed
- Moisturize as needed
- Wear sunscreen daily to protect your skin
- Do an acne-clearing mask treatment at home once or twice a week
*If washing your face once per day is most realistic for you, do it at night. This is so you can get rid of dirt, oil, and other skin irritants from your day before bed. If your skin is still oily in the morning or you’re treating moderate-to-severe acne, washing morning and night may be best for you.
Professional skincare products
Not all skincare products are the same quality, and you’ll notice the difference in potency with professional assistance. This is what’s known as medical-grade skin care. Professional skin care is more effective because it has better quality ingredients at a higher concentration. We offer multiple science-backed skincare products at Renew!
SkinCeuticals is a science-backed brand with a mission to improve skin health. This brand started decades ago with cancer research that led to breakthroughs in antioxidants and their use for skin care. SkinCeuticals products use potent formulas with pure actives that penetrate deep into the skin. This helps correct the signs of aging, protect your skin health, and prevent skin damage.
ZO Skin Health
The newest addition to our lineup of professional skincare products is ZO® Skin Health. This science-backed range offers advanced products created with high-efficacy as its main priority. ZO® Skin Health offers an all-inclusive path to creating and maintaining healthy skin for anyone. Regardless of age, ethnicity, unique skin condition or skin type, everyone can benefit from this product.
Check out the results our patient achieved using the following products from ZO Skin Health! 👇
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SkinMedica is a professional skincare brand dedicated to developing products that treat all skin concerns with advanced clinical formulas, regardless of skin type. They leverage your skin’s natural healing abilities to enhance your skin’s look and feel with a wide variety of medical-grade skincare products.
Professional skin treatments for active acne
Professional skin treatments for acne are an excellent addition to your skincare routine! Below are our top 3 picks to help calm your skin, reduce redness, and clear breakouts 😇
One of the most popular skin treatments at Renew, HydraFacial is an ultra-relaxing, deep cleansing treatment that restores skin health with hydrating products.
Using patented technology, HydraFacial uses a handpiece tip to create a gentle vortex suction. The suction removes impurities and debris from clogged pores to clear the skin. Next, your provider uses the handpiece’s Vortex-Fusion tip to apply hydrating serums for maximum hydration and rejuvenation.
The best part: HydraFacial is a great skin treatment for all skin types. Along with treating acne, it helps reduce:
- Skin laxity
- Rough, dry skin
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Brown spots
Many Renew patients get a monthly HydraFacial for the best results.
Aquagold® Facial ✨
One of our latest treatments, Aquagold®, is a micro-delivery of a growth factor-rich serum derived from your own blood. This serum stimulates collagen and elastin production, aiding in skin cell turnover. As an acne treatment, this can help your acne heal and renew faster while minimizing the appearance of pores.
We can also customize your Aquagold® facial with neuromodulators and dermal fillers, depending on your skin goals.
Our VI Peel is an ideal treatment for both active acne and acne scarring. It gently removes the outermost layer of the skin to reveal renewed skin beneath. This top-notch chemical peel promotes cellular turnover and overall skin rejuvenation.
For acne scars
When you want to heal acne scars, there are a wide variety of options available. Acne scars differ greatly in amount, depth, and pigmentation, so you’ll want to find the best type of treatment for you. Below are our top recommendations for acne scarring treatments.
Established skincare routine
Even if skincare products alone can’t get rid of acne scars, they can certainly help reduce their appearance. To help your skin’s health, use medical-grade products with quality ingredients. Regular cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliation will help boost your skin cell turnover to help minimize the appearance of scars.
You should also use sunscreen daily, as it can help protect your acne scars from getting darker than the rest of your skin. Always go for SPF 30 higher for the best protection 😎
Professional treatments are key
If you’re set on significantly reducing acne scars, go for professional skin treatments. You can pair a good skincare routine with several treatment options to help minimize scars.
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive treatment that uses physical exfoliation via a surgical-grade scalpel. Your provider gently removes dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) to exfoliate the skin. This helps your skin regenerate quicker, which is a perfect way to reduce acne scars.
*We do not recommend dermaplaning as an active acne treatment, as the physical exfoliation technique could further irritate your skin.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
A new option at Renew is Lumenis’ Stellar M22 IPL. This is a photofacial technique that treats brown spots, redness, rosacea, and other pigmentation issues. This treatment can significantly help the appearance of pigmentation from acne scars.
SkinPen® uses tiny needles to create micro-traumas in the skin. This causes fibroblasts cells to produce more collagen to heal those wounds, resulting in beautiful rejuvenation.
Infini is a radiofrequency microneedling treatment that stimulates collagen production AND tightens the skin! This procedure is fantastic for those who want to treat acne scars and skin laxity at the same time.
Morpheus8 is the deepest microneedling treatment available. It combines with burst mode radiofrequency technology for stunning resurfacing results. Along with helping reduce acne scarring, this treatment offers a ton of additional benefits. These include tightening mildly sagging skin, smoothing wrinkles, minimizing signs of aging, and reducing skin irregularities.
How to build the best acne treatment plan
We know that we just put a lot of information out there! Finding the right products, skincare routine, and professional treatments can feel overwhelming. The good news is it doesn’t have to be a confusing experience! You can count on the skincare experts at Renew to help you create the best acne treatment plan for your individual skin concerns.
Whether you’re treating active acne, acne scars, or both, our providers will have an in-depth skin consultation with you to understand your needs. We’ll discuss your skin goals and expectations and match you with the products and treatments best suited to you. From there, we can also plan out how many treatments it will take to provide you with optimal results. Based on your results from initial treatments, we can adjust your custom treatment plan as needed.
Visit Renew Aesthetics to find the best acne treatment in Rogers for your skin!
For many, unblemished skin is an extra boost of confidence. Our team of providers understands that acne and acne scarring can take a toll on how you feel. With our individualized treatment plans, one-on-one consultations, and superior care, you and your skin are our top priority.
Renew Aesthetics is a medical spa in Rogers serving patients from Northwest Arkansas, including Springdale, Bentonville, Fayetteville, and beyond. Our goal is to provide customized treatments for each and every patient so they can achieve the best results. Contact us by phone at 479.668.0168, try out an instant consultation, or message us online today.