Acne Treatment in the Minneapolis, MN Area

Acne Treatment Strategies offered at Metro Vein and Cosmetic Center

We offer a comprehensive system for evaluation and treatment of both adolescent and adult acne. Adult acne is more difficult to resolve than teenage acne. Products that worked wonders when you were 16 may not be effective at 40. They can also cause dry skin. If you have persistent or late-onset acne, you may need stronger medicine. At Metro Vein and Cosmetic Surgery, each acne case is carefully evaluated by our Board Certified Physican.

Due to the unique nature of Dr. Sharif’s dual specialty of Internal medicine and Aesthetic Medicine, she will be able to formulate a treatment program that includes prescriptions ( covered by insurance ) and non-covered services that are equally important. Once you sign up for one of our treatment programs you will no longer have the frustration of following up with your dermatologist for your prescriptions and going to a Medical spa for the non-covered services.

Dr. Sharif will develop a treatment plan unique to you. She will do blood work if indicated to make sure your hormones are balanced and follow up on these tests with you. The treatment will encompass each and every aspect of acne treatments such prescription and non-prescription topical products , Oral medications as well as in clinic procedures such as Microdermabrasion ( Dermasweep) chemical peels and Blue Light based therpaies ( IPL ACNE TREATMENT).

Many people with adult acne don’t seek professional treatment because they mistakenly believe that nothing can be done. We can help you fight your acne and then help you improve your appearance and confidence by treating leftover acne scars and blemishes.

Once you start treatment with us, you will no longer need to visit different doctor’s offices as all your prescription and medical follow up needs for Acne will be taken care of here at Metro Vein and Cosmetic Center.

IPL Acne Treatment

Acne, a widespread and socially frustrating condition, is estimated to affect close to ten percent of the population. While not life-threatening, acne can cause long-term physical and emotional scarring. Accounting for more than a third of all dermatologist visits each year, acne is believed to be caused by a mix of genetic, hormonal and environmental factors. Current treatment options have, for many patients, been ineffective and accompanied by negative side effects. High costs and long required treatment periods also make many medications an unsatisfactory solution.

Now, armed with IPL (intense pulsed light) your esthetic care provider or physician can effectively clear moderate inflammatory acne within one month. IPL yields quick, impressive results without side effects, pain or photosensitivity.

Who can be treated? Healthy adults and teenagers can undergo IPL acne treatment. If you suffer from a specific illness or take medication on a regular basis, please notify your esthetic care provider and/or physician.

What to expect? IPL acne treatment is non-invasive and painless. A full-face session takes about 30 minutes, while a chest or back may take somewhat longer. After treatment, patients immediately resume regular activities, an all-important feature for active teens and young adults. After your course of treatment, you may notice improvement not only in your inflamed acne, but in scarred areas as well.

Is it safe? The parameters of IPL are specially designed to match your skin type, assuring exceptionally exact and gentle treatment. Clinical trials conducted by leading authorities on pulsed light document its safety and effectiveness.

Does it hurt? While pain tolerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate IPL treatment well, and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. The majority of patients require no anesthesia, though topical anesthetic is an option for more sensitive areas.

How does IPL technology work? High-intensity pulsed light permeates the tissue, reaching and precisely targeting the acne-causing bacteria. As the intense light penetrates the tissue, it sets off a chemical reaction in which endogenic porphyrins, attack and destroys the bacteria, stopping acne at its source. The result: extensive acne clearance in several sessions.

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