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About Acne Treatment

Ongoing acne breakouts and acne scars can make your skin look old, damaged, and unhealthy, leading to self-consciousness and the loss of confidence. Since acne breakouts can happen for numerous reasons, acne treatments must be personalized according to your specific skin type and concerns. Phoenix Skin and Laser is led by cosmetic providers who perform thorough facial assessments, understand the root cause of your acne problems, and curate personalized acne treatment in Portland plans that actually work.

woman after acne treatment in Portland

Treatments for Acne

You may suffer from acne for various reasons, such as clogged pores, excess oil production, dead skin cells, and the p.acnes bacteria. When the pores of your skin are clogged because of dead skin cells, debris, and excess oil residue, the acne-causing bacteria can induce severe inflammations that lead to acne breakouts. The most reliable acne treatments focus on opening up your skin pores and killing the acne-causing bacteria.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are skincare formulations that exfoliate the uppermost layers of the skin and the dead skin cells, opening up the congested pores. In addition to opening up and clearing the pores of your skin, chemical peels also contain ingredients that kill the p.acnes bacteria, thus minimizing the risk of acne breakouts.


HydraFacial is a unique skin rejuvenation procedure that combines the benefits of exfoliation, extraction, and hydration. The cosmetic provider exfoliates the uppermost layers of the skin, suctions away dead skin cells and debris from the pores, and infuses medical-grade skincare products that hydrate your skin without causing acne.

Medical-Grade Skincare

Medical-grade anti-acne skincare products contain special ingredients that kill the acne-causing bacteria, prevent the proliferation of harmful bacteria, and reduce inflammation, which, in turn, helps you maintain acne-free skin. Your acne treatments in Portland must be accompanied by at-home skincare to ensure long-lasting results.

Treatments for Acne Scars

Acne scars are a common byproduct of acne breakouts. When you’re young, your body quickly heals acne scars by producing a high volume of collagen, a fibrous protein that makes your skin look smoother, fuller, and more youthful. But as you grow older, your body’s ability to produce new collagen fibers is compromised, so it can’t heal acne scars quickly. The most reliable acne scar treatments stimulate natural collagen production to reduce the prominence of scars.

woman after acne treatment in Portland

IPL Photofacial

IPL photofacial is a unique skin rejuvenation procedure that involves channeling highly calibrated wavelengths of light energy into the skin. Different wavelengths of light target different skin issues, so the cosmetic provider delivers a specific wavelength that penetrates the deep dermis. IPL photofacial stimulates collagen production to fill up the acne scars.


Microneedling is an extremely effective skin rejuvenation procedure that stimulates collagen production to heal acne scars. The cosmetic provider for your acne treatment in Portland makes thousands of micro-punctures on the skin’s surface to trigger the body’s innate healing and collagen production processes, reducing the prominence of acne scars over time.

RF Microneedling

RF microneedling is an advanced version of the standard microneedling treatment, promising even better results within a shorter period. During RF microneedling, the cosmetic provider delivers radiofrequency energy into the deep dermis, further catalyzing the collagen production process and leading to superior acne scar reduction results.

Schedule an Appointment

Phoenix Skin and Laser is a state-of-the-art medical spa led by Katherine Bowyer, one of the leading board-certified advanced aestheticians in Portland. We believe everyone is unique, and we ensure all our treatments are also uniquely crafted. Instead of offering cookie-cutter treatments for acne, our cosmetic providers understand the root cause of your acne breakouts to curate a personalized treatment plan that ensures optimal results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your acne scar and acne treatments in Portland.

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