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How to Reduce Acne Breakouts

Acne breakouts aren’t just unwelcome. They can leave scars that last long after the acne has departed. Even if breakouts aren’t severe enough to leave scars, they still cause embarrassment and discomfort. Fortunately, treatments can help you break up with acne breakouts and keep them from coming back. 

What Causes Acne Breakouts?

Acne breakouts occur when dirt, oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells clog pores, letting the bacteria reproduce and create inflammation. Breakouts can happen at any time, although for many people their appearance coincides with changing hormones, such as during puberty or the menstrual cycle. 

How Can I Reduce Acne Breakouts?

Skinatomy Laser Clinic has several options to help you reduce your acne breakouts and improve the overall condition of your skin. 

IPL Facial

IPL stands for “intense pulsed light”. A handpiece emits a broad spectrum of light that targets acne scarring, blemishes, clogged pores, and other skin issues like hyperpigmentation. The targeted areas absorb heat, which causes them to break down. Over a period of a week or two, blemishes, scars, and hyperpigmented areas may become darker before your body eliminates them and they fade away. 

Fraxel Skin Resurfacing

This laser treatment can improve the look of sun damage, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture and tone. The laser creates tiny areas of damage in your skin, which triggers a cascade of healing elements that result in healthier, younger-looking skin. This also reduces the occurrence of acne breakouts by clearing away old skin that can cause clogged pores. 

Consultations Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for you by meeting with one of our knowledgeable providers at Skinatomy Laser Clinic for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

BLU Light Laser treatment

This FDA-approved treatment uses intense blue light to reduce the pore-clogging bacteria that cause acne and inflammation. Because the blue light only affects the bacteria and has no effect on the skin, this gentle treatment causes no irritation or discomfort. 

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels vary in strength, but those we use to treat acne at Skinatomy Laser Clinic only remove dead skin cells and other pore-clogging debris without any roughness or peeling after treatment. A series of chemical peels can keep pores clear, and the peel ingredient alpha hydroxyl acid has powerful anti-acne effects. 


This photodynamic therapy uses a chemical that sensitizes the skin to certain wavelengths of blue light. When applied to the skin, this wavelength of light then targets acne, scars, areas of sun damage, uneven skin tone, and other concerns. This treatment not only kills acne bacteria but also unclogs pores and causes oil glands to stop overproducing pore-clogging oil. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Treatment?

If you struggle with acne, you may be a good candidate for one or more of these treatments. A consultation with a specialist from Skinatomy Laser Clinic will help determine which type of treatment will work best for your type of acne breakouts. 

What Results Can I Expect From Acne Treatment?

With all of these treatments, you can expect to see your acne breakouts reduced or even eliminated. Treatments that eliminate acne-causing bacteria can help keep breakouts from coming back.


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Take The Next Step

Are you ready to say goodbye to your acne? If so, we would love for you to take your next step and call the professionals at Skinatomy Laser Clinic to schedule your complimentary consultation. We can help you choose the treatment that is perfect for you. Fill out the form on this page or call us at (416) 901-9392 (Toronto) or (905) 949 9198 (Mississauga). We look forward to helping you become the best you possible!

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