Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S.
Affecting up to 50 million Americans each year, acne can have a significant effect on our sense of well-being. Due to the effects of androgens, men are more often affected by cystic acne than women. This form of acne is more often associated with scarring as well. Acne treatments in St. Louis can help you achieve smoother, more comfortable skin.
Types of acnE
White heads: closed bumps under the surface of the skin
Black heads: open bumps turned black from oxygen exposure
Cysts: large, painful lumps under the skin that contain pus
Pustules: tiny red pimples with pus at the tips
Papules: small red bumps from infected hair follicles
Causes of acne & acne scarring
Common ages we see with acne & acne scarring
Recommended Acne Treatments in St. Louis
$$$ | Sessions 3-6
Aerolase Neo is an ultra-short pulsed laser that effectively kills the bacteria causing acne while down-regulating the production of oil by the sebaceous glands. This is a painless procedure!
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Using Radio-frequency (RF) energy the Agnes system was specifically designed to treat the underlying cause of acne, an overactive sebaceous gland. The RF energy targets and destroys the overactive sebaceous glands using lesions and leaves the normal functioning glands intact.
$ | Sessions 1-2
Using Vortex-Fusion technology, a HydraFacial exfoliates and extracts dirt and other debris from the skin. Men suffering from oily and acne-prone skin will benefit from this non-invasive treatment
$ | Sessions 3
IPL stands to intense Pulsed Light which is used to treat hyperpigmentation that is a result of acne scarring. This is done by targeting melanin (cells that produce pigment) in the skin. When the melanin absorbs the light, the energy is transformed into heat and destroys hyperactive melanin, resulting in a more even skin tone. In addition to this bacteria is also destroyed resulting in less acne.
$ | Sessions 3-5
With FDA clearance to treat acne scars and to help boost collagen, the SkinPen uses microneedling to penetrate the skin and create micro-wounds. These micro-wounds jumpstart the body's natural healing process to reduce hyperpigmentation as a result of acne.
$-$$ | Sessions 1-2
Using fibroblast therapy the Plasma Pen is used to treat Acne Scarring. The fibroblast energy is generated by combining electrostatic energy and nitrogen from the air to create a force that induces collagen production. This results in rejuvenation of skin and leaves you with a more youthful complexion. The plasma energy also destroys bacteria, one of the underlying causes of acne.
$-$$$ | Sessions 1-3
Bellafill is a dermal filler that helps resolve acne scarring. It is the first and only dermal filler to do so by using polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres to restore the skin's tone and youthfulness.
A Men’s Clinic To Raise Performance
The Edge For Men is a Clinic in the St Louis area that focuses on enhancing the performance of men. Whether in the office, the gym, or bedroom, we offer a range of services to enhance your appearance and performance. We help you to live life optimally! Each patient has access to:
An unmatched offering of body sculpting treatments
Testosterone optimization to improve performance
Sexual enhancement treatments for optimal performance
Skin and injectable treatments to enhance appearance
Under the medical direction of Richard Moore, M.D.