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6 Highly Effective Treatments for Acne

Having acne is no fun. It can mar your appearance and interfere with your self-confidence. And certain kinds of acne can lead to scarring.

Here at Advanced Practice Medical Aesthetics, certified family nurse practitioner Patty Stewart takes acne seriously. She provides a range of treatment options personalized to address your specific skin problems. In this blog, we describe some of the highly effective acne treatments available at our practice.

About acne

Acne can be caused by many different factors, including hormonal changes, bacteria on your skin, excess oil production by your skin cells, and the blockage of your pores by dead skin cells. Most people have occasional pimples and skin blemishes, but when acne becomes a problem, it’s unlikely to go away without treatment.

It’s important not to postpone acne treatment. Some types of acne, such as cystic acne, can cause permanent scars. Ignoring acne, waiting too long to address it, or undertreating it with drugstore remedies can be a mistake that lasts your whole life.

Types of treatment

At Advanced Practice Medical Aesthetics, we offer a wide range of treatments for acne.


ADVATx is a laser-based treatment that kills bacteria in the skin that causes acne. It also helps stimulate the production of collagen in your skin, which has a rejuvenating effect.

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF)

PRF is a regenerative medicine technique that uses your own blood plasma to rejuvenate your skin. To perform this safe, natural treatment, Patty injects your unique plasma solution into your skin with very thin microneedles. It’s especially effective in reducing the appearance of scars.


The AGNES skin care device uses a technology known as radiofrequency microneedling to rejuvenate skin and eliminate acne. This minimally invasive procedure uses safe radiofrequency heat energy to penetrate your skin and stimulate the production of collagen and the turnover of new skin cells.


Aquafacials provide deep skin cleaning by removing bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells. This is a safe, effective way to cleanse and exfoliate pores.


Photofacials — also known as intense pulse light (IPL) therapy — use a technology known as broad-spectrum light to destroy bacteria in your skin.


Dermaplaning uses a thin blade to very gently remove hair and dead skin cells from your face. Dermaplaning helps with acne by exfoliating dead skin cells that can clog pores and lead to breakouts. And by removing hair, it can reduce the chances of pimples forming in hair follicles.

Get help for your acne

These are just some of the tools we have at our disposal to treat your acne. To schedule a consultation about your skin, call our office in Centennial, Colorado, at 720-343-8665, or use our online booking tool.

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