Active Acne

Treatments to reduce active acne


Active Acne

Acne vulgaris is so named because of its profound effect. This is not just a benign disease affecting adolescents. Extensive active acne can involve pustules and keloid scars which can eventually lead to permanent scarring and pigment alteration. Acne can form not only on our face, but also chest, back, arms, and buttocks.

Active acne involves three distinct mechanisms: thickened sebum, bacterial infection with p. acnes, and excessive keratin production. Disfiguring acne poses a major social barrier, affecting self esteem and mood. Active acne provides the opportunity to intervene and prevent acne scarring and pigment. 

Most common causes of acne include:

  • Hair follicles clogged by dead skin cells and oil
  • Bacteria 
  • Hormonal changes 
  • Diet
  • Stress


How to Get Rid of Active Acne?

To get rid of active acne, you can try the following:

  • Prescription oral medications such as antibiotics, birth control pills, spironolactone, and Accutane for more severe cases.
  • Inflamed acne cysts can be injected with corticosteroid solution to provide accelerated anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Prescription creams with retinoids (Retin-A Micro, Tazorac, and Tactuo) as well as antibiotics and benzoyl peroxide (Clindoxyl gel or BenzaClin) all help treat different aspects of active acne.


Treatments for Active Acne

At Anti-Aging Medical & Laser Clinic, we offer non-surgical treatments that reduce active acne. We can also combine treatments for longer lasting results.

Forever Clear BBL™

Forever Clear BBL uses intense pulse light, designed specifically to treat active acne.

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Venus Viva™

Combining Venus Viva with microneedling is great to treat active acne.

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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels can help treat active acne like red pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads.

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Skincare Products to Reduce Acne

All of our skincare products are medical grade and dermatologist-recommended. We offer free shipping in Canada on orders over $150. 

ZO Acne Treatment Pads

Help prevent acne with oil control pads, formulated with 2% salicylic acid. Great for acne-prone skin types.

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Vivier Acne Treatment Lotion

A lightweight acne-fighting lotion reduces acne and prevents acne breakouts. Great for acne-prone skin types.

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SkinCeuticals Blemish Age Defense

An oil-free serum that minimizes acne and prevents acne, while improving visible signs of aging. Great for oily and combination skin types.

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