Most people have some variation of combination skin, with some oil here and a few dry patches there. But when it comes to treating acne, having combination skin can prove to be a little bit tricky–especially when you factor wrinkles into the equation. Acne is generally thought of as a teenage issue. Yes, it’s true that the teen and early twenties years are the most typical time to start experiencing acne breakouts, but more and more adults in their late 20s, 30s and 40s are complaining of acne. So how best to treat acne when you also have to worry about anti-aging? Here, how Clear Clinic helps guide our older patients and show them the most effective–and gentle–ways to treat acne.
Isolaz Laser Acne Treatment: Isolaz has quickly become one of the best acne procedures around. Isolaz is a painless in-office treatment that gently cleans the pores with a suction and then use a light to kill the P. acnes bacteria. Our adult patients are very happy with the results of Isolaz, as it’s extremely gentle on the skin and produces a healthy rosy glow after each treatment.
Topical Retinoids: Retinoids have long been touted as an effective treatment for acne. They help increase turnover of the skin’s cells which delivers a one-two punch to acne and wrinkles. Our adult patients with more sensitive skin often find their skin tolerates the retinoids better when they use it 1-3 times a week, and only with an amount the size of their pinky fingertip.
Chemical Peel: For our patients who want to help fight wrinkles as well as treat their acne, a chemical peel is a great option. A chemical peel will help exfoliate the top layer of skin which will help treat acne as well as get rid of the dullness and help reveal a brighter complexion.