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Trouvaille Med Spa utilizes several different types of treatments to achieve optimum results for our clients suffering with acne. Since each case is unique, we can tailor a treatment package that’s perfectly tailored for each individual. Our staff is especially sensitive to the needs of teens and can tailor a plan for clients of any age. Our Sciton® BBL can be used to treat the most challenging cases, even acne scarring. Other options include: chemical peels, and medical-grade skin care washes and topical creams and gels.
At Trouvaille Med Spa, we’re well-versed in the science of skin care. Call today, and set up a time to meet with us, and we’ll be happy to explain exactly how our acne treatments address your concerns, and what you might expect to experience as a result. We’d be happy to show you firsthand how any of our treatments are performed.
Cryosurgery treatment is performed with an instrument that freezes and destroys abnormal tissue and benign unwanted skin growths. Treatments may require more than one session, consultation-evaluation of your skin history, and skin concerns with a prescription. Skin concerns could vary from skin rash, acne, keloids, growths, and warts.
Consultations are available for initial Dermatological feedback and information.
Pigmentation is the coloring of a person’s skin. When a person is healthy, his or her skin will appear normal in color. In the case of illness or injury, the person’s skin may change color, becoming darker (hyperpigmentation) or lighter (hypopigmentation). Hyperpigmentation in
Hyperpigmentation in the skin is caused by an increase in melanin, the substance in the body that is responsible for color (pigment). Certain conditions, such as pregnancy or Addison’s disease (decreased function of the adrenal gland), may cause a greater production of melanin and hyperpigmentation. Exposure to sunlight is a major cause of hyperpigmentation and will darken already hyperpigmented areas. Hyperpigmentation can also be caused by various drugs, including some antibiotics, antiarrhythmics, and antimalarial drugs.
An example of hyperpigmentation is melasma. This condition is characterized by tan or brown patches, most commonly on the face. Melasma can occur in pregnant women and is often called the “mask of pregnancy;” however, men can also develop this condition. Melasma frequently goes away after pregnancy. It can also be treated with certain prescription creams (such as hydroquinone).If you have melasma, try to limit your exposure to sunlight, especially between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm, when the sun’s rays are most intense. Wear a broad-brimmed hat and use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher at all times, because sunlight will worsen your condition. Sunscreens containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are also helpful. Consult with your doctor before treating the condition yourself.
Hypopigmentation in the skin is the result of a reduction in melanin production. Examples of hypopigmentation include:
- Vitiligo: Vitiligo causes smooth, white patches on the skin. In some people, these patches can appear all over the body. It is an autoimmune disorder in which the pigment-producing cells are damaged. There is no cure for vitiligo, but there are several treatments, including cosmetic cover-ups, corticosteroid creams, or ultraviolet light treatments.
- Albinism: Albinism is a rare inherited disorder caused by the absence of an enzyme that produces melanin. This results in a complete lack of pigmentation in skin, hair, or eyes. Albinos have an abnormal gene that restricts the body from producing melanin. There is no cure for albinism. People with albinism should use a sunscreen at all times because they are much more likely to get sun damage and skin cancer. This disorder can occur in any race but is most common among whites.
- Pigmentation loss as a result of skin damage: If you’ve had a skin infection, blisters, burns, or other trauma to your skin, you may have a loss of pigmentation in the affected area. The good news with this type of pigment loss is frequently not permanent. Cosmetics can be used to cover the area, while the body regenerates the new pigment.
A keloid is a growth of extra scar tissue where the skin has healed after an injury.
Keloids can form after skin injuries from: acne, burns, chicken pox, ear piercing, minor scratches, and scars from surgery and vaccination sites. The problem is more common in people ages 10 to 20, and in African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics. Keloids often run in families.
A keloid may be: flesh-colored, red, or pink, located over the site of a wound or injury, lumpy (nodular) or ridged, tender and itchy, irritated from friction such as rubbing on clothing, A keloid will tan darker than the skin around it if exposed to sun during the first year after it forms. The darker color may not go away.
Exams and Tests
Your doctor will look at your skin to see if you have a keloid. A skin biopsy may be done to rule out other types of skin growths (tumors).
Keloids often do not need treatment. If the keloid bothers you, the following things can be done to reduce the size: corticosteroid injections, freezing (cryotherapy), laser treatments, radiation, surgical removal, silicone gel or patches.
When in the sun, cover a keloid that is forming with a patch or Band-Aid, and use a sunblock. Continue following these steps for at least 6 months after injury or surgery.
Remove moles and other skin growths on your body with Trouvaille Med Spa’s skin growth removal treatments.