Cosmetic and General Dermatology located in Covington and Hammond, LA


Acne services offered in Covington, LA

Acne is an uncomfortable, often painful skin condition where pimples and spots develop in large patches. Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics has offices in Covington and Hammond, Louisiana, where board-certified dermatologists offer the latest treatments for all medical dermatologic conditions, including acne, rosacea, warts, skin cancer, vitiligo, psoriasis, and more. These include broadband light (BBL) and laser therapies for acne. Call Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about advanced acne treatment.

Acne Q&A

What is acne?

Acne causes outbreaks of spots or pimples on your skin. It often appears on the face but can develop elsewhere on your body. In addition to the discomfort acne causes, it can affect your confidence and reduce your self-esteem.

Acne develops when dead skin cells and sebum (a special oil your skin produces) block the pores in your skin. If the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria is inside your pores when the blockage occurs, it breeds rapidly, resulting in red, swollen, painful pimples. People with severe acne may have permanent pitting and scarring on their faces.

Hormone imbalances are a common trigger for acne, which is why it most likely affects adolescents during puberty. However, you could suffer from acne at any age.

How is acne treated?

The Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics team selects the most appropriate treatment for you based on the condition’s causes and severity.

You might require antibiotics to kill the acne bacteria or medications like isotretinoin, which reduces sebum production and inflammation. Soothing creams can ease irritation and discomfort.

If a hormone imbalance is causing your acne, you might benefit from hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or treatments for hormonal disorders like thyroid disease and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, there’s little you can do about teen acne, as the hormonal changes adolescents undergo are a natural part of puberty.

Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics also offers innovative treatments like BBL Forever Clear™ light treatment and Aviclear™ laser therapy to combat acne.

How does light energy treat acne?

Light energy can comfortably and effectively resolve acne without needing creams or medications. BBL Forever Clear acne treatment uses a unique three-step process that harnesses blue, yellow, and infrared light energy. The light destroys acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation and redness.

AviClear laser light treats acne by stopping the sebaceous glands from producing sebum. Because sebum combines with dead skin cells to block the pores, reducing sebum production lowers the risk of pore blockage.

BBL light energy also improves the appearance of acne scars. It promotes collagen production (the substance that gives skin plumpness and elasticity) and healthy new skin cell growth that makes acne scars fade.

Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics also offers a range of medical-grade skin care products to help you look after your skin. Call the office or book an appointment online to benefit from the latest acne treatments today.