Tackle a Complex, Frustrating, and Common Skin Condition in Madison, WI
At Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center, we take a comprehensive approach to treating acne or problematic skin. Acne treatments at our Madison, WI, office include a combination of at-home skincare products, skin procedures, diet adjustments, and potential lifestyle changes—all of which will be discussed at an initial consultation.
What Causes Acne?
Acne is a skin condition that can result in clogged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), inflamed pimples (pustules), and deeper lumps (nodules). It can occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. Although most teenagers develop some form of acne, people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even older adults can also deal with it. Breakouts can be caused by a number of different factors, including hormone fluctuations, bad skin-care habits, diet, and lifestyle.
What Acne Treatments Are Available?
If you or someone you know is struggling with acne, the first step in finding the right acne treatment is to consult a skin specialist.
Radiance Skin Therapy offers a wide range of medical-grade and pharmaceutical-grade skincare products and in-office acne treatments that can help. We will work with you to determine the best acne treatment course for you and your skin. The rewards for a successful acne treatment can include a better complexion and higher self-esteem.
Here are a few of the acne treatment options Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center offers in Madison:
Meet The Radiance Team
Anne Pientka, RN,BSN
Anne Pientka (formerly Anne Hill), the founder of Radiance, is an RN with a bachelor of science in nursing. Anne also holds the distinction of being one of only 200 Certified Aesthetic Nurses in the United States. She has over ten years of experience as a professional aesthetic provider.
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M22™ Universal IPL
M22™ is an in-office intense pulsed light acne treatment that clears inflamed acne with a gentle, minimal-downtime approach. M22™ addresses both acne bacteria and the pigmentation and redness often associated with acne. This is a fast “lunchtime” treatment with fewer side effects than most prescribed acne medications. We often suggest a series of five to six treatments for optimal results.
LED Light Therapy
LED Light Therapy is an in-office acne treatment that is FDA-approved, completely non-invasive, and painless, with no downtime required. There are different LED light options for different skin concerns. These options (blue, red, and a combination of the two) can help kill acne-causing bacteria in the skin, reduce breakouts, calm inflammation, and more. A series of treatments may be necessary depending on the concern and severity.
Chemical peels are an effective acne treatment because they can reduce inflammation in the skin, destroy acne-causing bacteria, and clear out pores to reduce future breakouts. This type of exfoliation can also help to improve post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) caused by breakouts. A series of four to six superficial peels spaced two to four weeks apart can typically help to get acne under control. Maintenance acne treatments can be scheduled anywhere from four to eight weeks apart. Additionally, LED Light Therapy pairs well with peels.
HydraFacial® is the only hydra-dermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection into one session, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime. This effective acne treatment delivers results comparable to microdermabrasion, yet is soothing, moisturizing, and safe for any skin type.
Your skin is your largest organ. In order to maintain its health and integrity, it is critical that you take care of it, not only from the outside, but from the inside as well. Providing your skin with the right sort of nutrition can affect just as much change as topical acne treatments. Pairing the right supplements for your skin can help you to see faster and more lasting results!
Radiance carries several options, including Vitamin A, skin omegas, and Skin Accumax. Once we get to know you and your skin, we can help you know which is going to be most appropriate for your skin’s needs.
Your skin loves Vitamin A, especially if you have acne, are prone to acne, or have oily skin with the occasional breakout. Vitamin A is a potent antioxidant that helps reduce sebum production, encourages healthy cell production and growth, and can strengthen your skin’s firm and healthy tissue.
Many of our clients have had success pairing Vitamin A with omega 3 fatty acids, known as the “good fat” vital to a balanced diet. These fatty acids can also enhance your skin treatment results and calm inflammation caused by acne.
Skin Accumax contains a synergistic combination of vitamins and plant nutrients that address the internal factors of problem skin. This unique combination of ingredients helps as an oral treatment to improve skin texture and clarity.
What Can Treat Acne Scars?
If you have dealt with acne in the past and need to reduce the severity of acne scars, microneedling can help by encouraging collagen production and healing in the skin. The treatment involves creating small wounds that trigger repair processes, which improve the look of acne scars.