Acne Specialist

Campbell Station Primary Care and Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Family Medicine located in Knoxville, TN

Acne and the acne scars that linger afterward can leave blemishes not only on your face, but also on your self-esteem. Fortunately, Campbell Station Primary Care and Aesthetics in Knoxville, Tennessee, offers a noninvasive treatment that can have dramatic results. Nurse practitioner Robert Martin, APN uses the Cutera® XEO® treatment to replace acne and acne scars with smooth and healthy-looking skin. Use the online booking tool or call now for your appointment.

Acne

Campbell Station Primary Care and Aesthetics

What causes acne?

Acne develops for four main reasons:

  • Sebum (oil) overproduction
  • Clogged hair follicles
  • Bacteria
  • Hormone surges

Often, several of these factors combine to contribute to acne breakouts.

What causes acne scars?

Acne scars develop when your acne gets inflamed and your follicle walls rupture. This rupture causes the infection to destroy nearby skin tissue. Your body produces fresh skin tissue in its place, but that scar tissue is visibly different than the surrounding skin and may also be rougher. Often, you're left with skin depressions as well.

Acne and acne scar treatments help you deal with acne and reverse the damage from acne scars.

How does Cutera XEO treatment work?

At Campbell Station Primary Care and Aesthetics, Robert holds the small handpiece just above each acne scar. Your scar tissue absorbs the laser light, and it begins breaking down to let the smooth healthy skin below it appear.

The laser light also stimulates the collagen growth process below your skin. The new collagen gradually replaces the tissue that you lost with the follicle rupture. Your treatment can also include the reduction of active blemishes. Cutera XEO treatment can resolve inflammatory acne — the type that leads to acne scars — before it gets out of control.

When will I see results after acne and acne scar treatment?

You'll notice a gradual lightening of your acne scars over the weeks after your Cutera XEO treatment. As the acne and acne scars fade, the depressions fade as the new collagen fills them in.

How many treatments do I need?

Most patients get the best results with a group of treatments. Treatments are usually around a month apart, allowing you to see improvements and discuss progress before you have the next treatment.

How can I avoid more acne scars?

Once you've achieved clear skin through your Cutera XEO treatments, you can take a few steps to keep your skin at its acne-free best. First, use a non-abrasive and high-quality facial cleanser each day.

Use topical products recommended by Robert to deal with pimples as they appear, and get treatment for anything other than occasional small pimples. If you see an inflamed blemish, get treatment right away. Never poke or pick at pimples, and never attempt extractions on your own.

Book your appointment at Campbell Station Primary Care and Aesthetics using the online tool or by phone now to help find relief from acne and acne scars.