Practitioner: Tara Clapp, ND
Cause and Effect
As an acne cyst forms, the neck of the sebaceous gland expands, filling with bacteria, cells and sebum that are unable to pass through to the skin's surface. Eventually the cyst ruptures this "foreign matter" deep within the dermis, quickly attacked by white blood cells responsible for fighting infection.
Naturopathic treatments can both prevent and clear blemishes before they lead to scar formation, making them an important tool in acne therapy. Many excellent prescription options are available.
All acne scars are not alike. A forceful inflammatory response can have two results. The most common outcome is loss of tissue as collagen is destroyed. Skin overlying the collapse of the area is provided no support and a soft saucer-shaped depression (aka pock mark) or jagged ice pick scar is formed. This is more typical on the face and is seen in both men and women.
Years after outgrowing acne, the aftermath of acne scars persists. Advances in acne therapy and naturopathic treatments have made it unnecessary for acne patients, both current and past to endure acne scarring.
Nobody wants to miss out on the "best" treatment. But when it comes to treating acne and acne scars, there is often no single "best" solution that applies to an individual. Differences in location, depth, size and number of current acne and scars all affect treatment decisions. These questions along with cost, your expectations and the amount of effort you plan to devote to the treatment will also be factored into the decision making by the physician.
Luckily, there are a number of new procedures now available that compliment or surpass previous acne treatment and scar-revision techniques. Individually designing a program aimed at the patient's unique situation will help maximize improvement. Years after outgrowing acne, the aftermath of acne scars persists. Advances in acne therapy and naturopathic treatments have made it unnecessary for acne patients, both current and past to endure acne scarring.
Some of the therapies we utilize at the clinic include diet modification, supplement, hormone balancing, theralase, injections, and a proper skin care regimen. Tara Clapp also utilizes the ElaProMed exclusive Para-Medical-Aesthetic device, providing painless, non-invasive treatments utilizing the proprietary Transdermalporation technology, along with exclusive natural active compounds.
Fees for This Service
Theralase $ 40
ElaproSpa treatment $95