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Acne-Fighting Levulan

Acne-Fighting Levulan

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Acne_Treatment The Levulan Kerastick Topical Solution has been used by professionals for years to help clear out pores and help those who suffer from even the worst acne achieve positive, long-lasting results.

The Levulan treatment can usually improve acne conditions faster and more completely than any other treatment available, without the use of prescription drugs or harsh chemicals. The procedure begins by cleaning and then prepping your skin for the Levulan treatment. The Levulan (aminolevulinic acid), which is derived from an acid your skin generates naturally, is applied and then allowed to penetrate your skin for a prescribed period of time (usually about an hour or so, depending on the area to be treated and your skin’s ability to tolerate it). After the solution has absorbed into your skin, you will be given protective goggles and then you will be placed under a BLU-U photo-dynamic therapy light for about 20 minutes to activate the treatment.

Your skin may peel and be quite red in the days following a Levulan treatment. It is essential you stay completely out of the sun during that time, as the solution that is in your skin tissues can be reactivated by bright light for two days after the procedure. This downtime will give your skin time to heal properly. When you complete your series of Levulan treatments, your skin will be clearer, smoother, and more even, and your acne will likely be greatly improved.

Another benefit of this treatment is its ability to target and help eliminate precancerous skin cells and lesions (AKs) in the area of concern.  In fact, Levulan was created for that purpose, but it has been found to be highly effective for the treatment of acne as well. To learn more about how this therapy can improve the health of sun-damaged skin, click here.

If you are searching for a better way to treat your acne, Levulan may be the answer. Of those who have tried it, most found the Levulan treatment has truly changed their life for the better. If you have questions about how the Levulan treatment works or are ready to book your free consultation and acne treatment, contact Light Touch Medical Aesthetics today at 801-532-0204.

Q-Laser Tattoo Removal

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Tattoo If you’re sporting a tattoo that you’d rather not keep, you’re not alone. A survey of 18-50 year olds conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology in 2006 found that of the 24% of you that have tattoos, 17% of you have considered having them removed. Lucky for you, there’s a new tattoo removal method, the Q-laser (Q-switched ruby laser), that has proven to be very effective over the past decade, without causing skin the damage and scarring of other methods. Read More

The Basics of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Woman benefits from BHRT Hormone replacement therapy has been at the center of medical treatment for middle-aged and older people for decades, but whether or not it’s a good idea seems to change with each generation. There are clear-cut, life-saving benefits associated with hormone replacement therapy, but there are also some side effects that make us wonder whether the benefits are worth the risk. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is making this line of medicine vastly viable again, as it cuts out almost all of the side effects, leaving only the benefits in place. Read More

Pregnancy Mask: What it is and How to Treat It

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Melasma during pregnancy What is melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition that is characterized by irregular, hyperpigmented (dark) patches of skin on the face and neck. Melasma is a common skin disorder that can affect anyone but is most common in young women with a brownish skin tone, particularly those living in sunny climates. Read More

Skincare Basics for Your Hands

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Wear gardening gloves Yes, we say it all the time about your face, but it’s true for all parts of your body. Sun damage is the leading cause of skin discolorations and premature aging on all of your skin. To protect your hands, make a habit of rubbing sunscreen into them right after you apply it to your face and neck. Be sure to choose a sunscreen with broad-spectrum UV protection that guards against both UVA and UVB rays. Using sunscreen is particularly important when you get a manicure, especially gel, before you expose your skin to the UV lamps. Read More

Botox: Don’t Sweat It

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Botox can help excessive sweating We all sweat; it’s a fact of life. Sweating performs the important functions of keeping our bodies cool and allowing toxins to leave our bodies through the skin. This makes a lot of sense when it’s 100 degrees outside and you’re out playing softball with your kids. You’ll very likely have large drops of sweat falling from your forehead and other parts of your body. That’s normal.

Sweating can also be caused by nervousness, exercise, and physical or emotional stress.  That’s also normal. There is, however, a portion of the population who sweat excessively, up to four times as much as other people, for no apparent reason. Read More

Spa Treatments for Acne

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Spa treatments can help with acne Acne is a complex condition that most of us have experienced, and continue to experience. For some people, acne means a single pimple here or there on occasion. For others, it is a constant condition that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter treatments. This type of acne is generally best resolved when it is treated from multiple angles. Medical treatments can be more effective when combined with spa treatments to treat your acne. We offer a variety of acne spa services, and we’re happy to schedule a consultation to help determine which combination of therapies will be the best option for you. Read More

SmoothBeam Laser Helps Treat Cystic Acne

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Get SmoothBeam laser treatment for cystic acne Cystic acne is one of the most difficult types of acne to treat. Although it is most likely caused by the same bacteria as regular acne, cystic acne is far more painful and is much more likely to scar. Just like other forms of acne, cystic acne is triggered by hormones, and for reasons unknown, the oil glands in the skin become hypersensitive to the changing hormones, such as those from puberty, pregnancy, the menstrual cycle, perimenopause, and menopause. Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome also tend to have increased problems with acne.

These hypersensitized oil glands overreact by producing too much sebum, which causes the oil gland to become engorged and harden. Since this oil cannot be pushed to the surface, the glands burst beneath the skin, creating a large, swollen mass or cyst. Cystic acne can be extremely painful to the touch, or even hurt without being touched. Read More

Common Acne Myths & the Truth Behind Them

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Get the truth about acne Zits. Pimples. Blemishes. Breakouts. Whatever you call your acne, it’s something you’d rather not be dealing with. It’s one of those things that begins plaguing most of us during our teenage years. For something that is so common, it’s surprising how many myths there are out there about acne.

Let’s talk about some of these common misconceptions and examine the truth: Read More

Tips for Choosing a Body Moisturizer

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Choosing the right body moisturizer Dry air, wind, and sun are all external factors that can contribute to dry skin. If you’re already prone to the issue, these and other environmental factors will, more often than not, make the problem worse. Using an appropriate moisturizer all over your body can help soothe and combat the effects of dry skin, but choosing a moisturizer can be overwhelming.

At the drugstore, there is an entire aisle, sometimes on both sides of you, filled with just moisturizing products. The assortment and price range is enough to send you reeling. If you’re thinking, “I just have dry arms and legs, why are there so many choices?” you aren’t alone. When, you’re in the market for a body moisturizer, these tips may come in handy. Read More