Treatment Options

Most cases of acne can be resolved. There are a variety of products and procedures to manage acne.

Acne treatments do one or more of the following:

  • Reduce sebum production
  • Eliminate bacteria
  • Improve skin exfoliation
  • Reduce inflammation

As acne is multifactorial, it is important to use combination therapies to obtain the best results.  The key to resolving acne is to comply with a treatment regimen and to understand that it takes time for acne lesions to resolve. There is no overnight cure.  Typically it takes 6-8 weeks for improvement to be seen. Once acne does improve, treatment often needs to continue to prevent new lesions from forming. At ACE West Edmonton Mall an individualized treatment plan will be set up to treat your specific acne needs using the following therapies.

Type of Acne Treatments

Topical Preparations

  • Over the Counter

Oral Medication

  • Antibiotics
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Isoretinoin

Physical Treatent

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy (BLU-U)
  • Glycolic Acid (Chemical Peels)
  • Liquid Nitrogen (Cryotherapy)
  • Photodynamic Therapy with Levulan
  • Corticoteroid Injections
  • IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
  • Comedonal Extraction