If you have acne or bad skin, Dr. Oliver P. Simmons can provide treatment for acne in Lexington, South Carolina. Acne treatments aren’t the same for everyone. Some patients have sensitive or oily skin, while others have dry skin. Keep in mind that acne cannot be cured, only controlled. Improvements can usually be seen after four to eight weeks. Your acne may appear worse before it gets better. Depending on your needs, our plastic surgeon may recommend light therapy, steroid injections, or chemical peels.
The bacteria that cause the redness and swelling of acne can be killed by exposing your skin to different types of light. Before performing light therapy, our plastic surgeon may apply a medication to your skin that will make it more sensitive to light. A blue light, red light, or a combination will be used during treatment. You may need to visit Simmons Plastic Surgery multiple times to achieve the desired results.
If you have the type of acne that causes painful lumps underneath the skin, steroid injections may be used. The lumps, which take weeks to go away on their own, will clear up in two to four days with steroid injections.
To provide a chemical peel, our plastic surgeon will apply a mild chemical solution to your skin. The solution will unclog your pores and remove dead skin cells, whiteheads, and blackheads. Chemical peels can also generate new skin growth.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.
*Results and patient experience may vary.