How can the red marks left behind after adult acne be removed?
Post-inflammatory erythema, or the red marks left behind after acne, can be treated with the KTP laser. Two or three treatments with the KTP laser are usually sufficient for the removal of post-inflammatory erythema.
Are acne treatments anti-aging?
One of the benefits of using a topical retinoid medication to treat acne is that it also helps the skin retain a youthful look. Topical retinoids regulate skin cell turnover while helping remove the acne-causing microcomedone from the follicle. Simultaneously, the same medication is increasing collagen production in your skin, which leads to smoother skin and fewer fine lines in the future. Retinoids are an important part of many acne regimens. Patients receive the anti-aging benefit of the medications at the same time. When combined with a great sunscreen and moisturizer, retinoids provide a fantastic anti-aging regimen with no extra effort.