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Acne Treatments in Birmingham, AL

Whether mild or serious, acne can have a negative physical and emotional impact on anyone dealing with it. At Core Plastic Surgery, Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, treats teens and adults living in Birmingham, and Mountain Brook, as well as the surrounding communities, who suffer from acne, so they have a fresh, clean complexion.

What are Acne Treatments?

Acne occurs when oil builds up in pore openings and causes them to become red and swollen. White pus may develop as they grow infected. Acne treatments are doctor prescribed treatments that not only treat acne that has risen to the surface of the skin, but they also prevent future breakouts from happening or becoming more severe than a few red bumps.

Benefits of Acne Treatments

When acne breakouts become severe or more frequent, doctors often prescribe acne treatments because of the following benefits:

  • Stronger than over-the-counter options
  • Reduces scarring
  • No downtime
  • Faster results
  • Keeps skin clean and resistant to breakouts

Who is a Good Candidate for Acne Treatments?

Prescription acne treatments are typically recommended for people with moderate to severe problems with acne. The breakouts usually do not respond to over-the-counter acne treatments.

What is Involved in My Acne Treatments?

Moderate to severe acne breakouts are often treated using one or a combination of several treatments.

Laser Therapy. Laser therapy is used to shrink the size of the sebaceous gland responsible for the oil along with inflamed blood vessels. The procedure is performed in the physician’s office.

Anti-Inflammation Therapy. This is done to reduce inflamed acne and cystic acne.

Skin Care Treatments. Skin care regimens are prescribed to control future breakouts as well as maintain healthy, clean skin.

What to Expect After Acne Treatments

Acne treatments from a physician treat current outbreaks as well as prevent future outbreaks. Once acne has appeared on your face, you must allow it to clear up and heal. Continued treatments help keep it from returning at such a severe level.

How Much Do Acne Treatments Cost in Birmingham?

The cost of acne treatment is based on the type of treatment used and whether a combination is prescribed. We accept cash, checks and credit cards in addition to offering financing  through Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit®.

Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, provides MedSpa services to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook and across the Southeast diminish the signs of aging and enjoy a younger appearance. Contact  Dr. Core’s office today to schedule your consultation!

Meet the Doctor
Grady Core, M.D.

"Dr. Core trained in plastic surgery at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.”