Best Acne Treatment in Raleigh, NC for Face, Chest, Back
The expense of treating the various types and stages of acne is covered by most insurance companies. If you are diagnosed with Acne, our providers will create a medically supervised treatment plan customized for your skincare needs that is unlike that prescribed by most Dermatologists.
Our proven Acne Treatment Plan can include cleansing, steam treatments, acne surgery, extractions, masques, cryotherapy, chemical peels, at-home regiment management, laser and Blu-U® Blue-Light therapy (when deemed necessary), along with more common methodologies such as antibiotics, medications and topical applications.
What Is Cryotherapy?
Dry ice treatment, technically called Cryotherapy or Cryosurgery, is a procedure provided at Wake Health Medical Group for various skin conditions.
Acne treatment with dry ice involves applying either liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide. The temperature of liquid nitrogen in Cryotherapy is -196 degrees Celsius, or -320.80 degrees Fahrenheit. The other treatment uses a cylinder of frozen carbon dioxide snow at -78.5 degrees Celsius or -109.3 degrees Fahrenheit, or a slush combined with acetone.
We use Cryotherapy to:
- Heal acne scars
- Reduce acne scars
- Remove warts, moles, skin tags
- Remove solar Kerasotes
How Does Cryotherapy Work For Acne?
Dry ice treatment works by causing ice crystals to form inside the cells, thus destroying the cells. A secondary effect is additional damage from loss of blood to the tissue. The upper layer of skin is shed from the treated areas, eliminating any comedones, more commonly called whiteheads and blackheads. Dry ice treatment also helps unclog pores, which is a beneficial effect because blocked pores are a key factor in acne development.
Cryotherapy treatments for acne are usually performed once per week and require only a short visit. An individual can continue having these treatments for several months to reduce acne scars as well.
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