Acne Treatment

L-Aesthetics & Longevity

Anti-Aging, Longevity, and Wellness located in Bee Cave, TX

If you’re troubled by acne, or if your skin is still marked by discoloration and scarring from adolescent acne, contact Billy Ledbetter, MD, and his aesthetic team at L-Aesthetics & Longevity in Bee Cave, Texas. They offer a variety of treatments to reduce both existing acne as well as scarring and discoloration. Call the practice or schedule a consultation online today to learn how you can have clear and perfect skin.

Acne Treatment Q & A

What causes acne?

Acne develops when your pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, causing whiteheads and blackheads. If bacteria are trapped in the pore as well, it causes infection and inflammation, causing raised, red pimples and lumps.

Acne most often appears on your face, back and shoulders, but it can develop anywhere on your body. Acne can also leave scars, typically either pox-like depressions in your skin or discolored red or brown marks.

Contrary to old wives’ tales, in most cases, acne is caused by hormonal fluctuations that affect how much sebum your skin produces. That’s why acne is so common in teenagers going through puberty or at certain times during a woman’s menstrual cycle.

What are the available acne treatments?

If you’re troubled by acne, talk to Dr. Ledbetter or a member of the team about how you can best control your breakouts. He offers high-quality skincare products and light treatments to control your oil production and reduce the number of bacteria on your skin.

Sciton® Broadband Light (BBL™)

The Sciton BBL equipment delivers powerful, intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy to address a variety of skin concerns. Dr. Ledbetter and his team use a specific wavelength setting to treat acne. The treatment has two steps. First, your provider treats your skin with blue BBL light to eliminate acne-causing bacteria. Then, they use a yellow light setting to reduce inflammation and redness to create a healthy, glowing complexion.

ZO® Skincare

Your aesthetic provider may also suggest you use the ZO Skincare acne prevention and treatment program for your at-home skin care. The products are formulated to treat clogged pores, blackheads, pimples, and cysts, leaving you with clear, beautiful skin.

What can I do about acne scarring?

If your days of breakouts are over, but your skin is still imperfect, marked with depressed scars and discoloration, Dr. Ledbetter and his team provide treatments to restore your smooth complexion.

Sciton® Halo™ laser treatment

The Sciton Halo fractional laser treatment provides safe, non-ablative treatments that both trigger exfoliation of your uppermost layers of skin and trigger collagen production within the deeper layers of your epidermis. Exfoliation helps remove old, discolored skin, while fresh new collagen can raise depressed scars for a smooth skin tone.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels are available in a variety of strengths and are used depending on the extent of your scarring. Your provider applies the chemicals to your face, which trigger a deep exfoliation. Your old damaged skin peels off over the next several days or weeks — depending on the strength of your peel — to reveal the fresh smooth skin underneath.

Call or make an appointment online today to learn about your acne treatment options and start your journey to smooth, clear, beautiful skin.

*Individual results may vary.