|Acne Laser Treatment
Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. is an expert on acne treatments and skin care.
Dr. Crutchfield is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University Of Minnesota Medical School, Medical Director of Crutchfield Dermatology and a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Medical School. As a clinical dermatologist, author, national speaker, and award-winning educator, Dr. Crutchfield teaches dermatologists-in-training and other physicians how to successfully treat acne. In fact, many physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers send their family members to Dr. Crutchfield for the treatment of acne.
Acne is a treatable disease. Many people are unaware of the many new and successful treatment options for acne. With a properly designed and supervised treatment program for acne, just about everyone can get cleared. Outside of the OTC creams and prescription medications there is now a new FDA approved Aramis Laser to get rid of acne. The type of light is a laser. This means that it emits a single pure wavelength of light. It works by interacting with the oils glands in the skin that drive acne, and causes them to be less active.
It is great because it is the only FDA approved laser (of its wavelength) to treat acne. It has no side effects like topical or oral medicines. Dr. Crutchfield is one of only 2 doctors in Minnesota using this cutting edge technology.
While acne usually begins in puberty, the disease is not restricted to any age group. Adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s - even into their 50s - can get acne.
Acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States affecting 40 million to 50 million Americans. Research has found that acne can be especially distressing for teens, causing both emotional and physical scars.
Nearly 80 percent of people aged 11 to 30 have acne, most often on their face, chest, and back.
By mid-teens, more than 40 percent of adolescents have acne or acne scarring which requires some treatment by a dermatologist.
Americans spend well over 100 million dollars a year on non-prescription acne treatments. This does not include special soaps, cleansers, prescription therapies and visits to physicians.
Foods, such as chocolate or greasy foods, do not cause acne, but certain foods seem to make some people's acne worse. Avoid your personal triggers.
To prevent scars, do not pop, squeeze or pick at acne. Seek treatment early for acne that does not respond to over-the-counter medications.
Gently wash affected areas twice a day with mild soap and warm water. Vigorous washing and scrubbing can irritate your skin and make acne worse.
Shampoo hair often, daily if it is oily.
Use oil-free cosmetics and sunscreens.
Avoid astringents, which strip your skin of natural moisture.
Sports equipment like chinaps and helmets can make acne worse; use breathable padding between the equipment and you skin. Gently clean the areas after sporting activities.
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