Are you struggling to treat acne with at-home remedies and lifestyle changes? Are your skin conditions too tough to deal with on your own? That’s okay!

Sometimes, our skin develops issues that are so significant that they need medical-grade solutions to be effectively addressed. This is completely normal! Just as some people are born with naturally larger builds than others, regardless of lifestyle choices, the same can be said for certain skin issues. 

This is what dermatology clinics like Kallgren Dermatology in Boulder are here for! We’re here to offer you a suite of medical-grade skincare solutions for the skin issues that won’t go away, no matter what you try. We can’t make all scars disappear or completely cure you of just any skin condition, but we promise that our services can help you reduce your symptoms and feel better in the long run. In today’s blog, we’d like to discuss our primary types of skincare treatments and how each can uniquely benefit you. Continue reading to learn more!

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

PDT is a procedure that uses a photosensitizing drug to apply light therapy to target areas on the skin. PDT can be used on the face, chest, arms, or hands, and helps remove premalignant skin growths before they become cancerous. Treated skin is extremely light sensitive for the first 48 hours after treatment, and patients can expect skin peeling and redness for up to two weeks after treatment. On the upside, the PDT treatment itself is not painful. 

 

Best Used To Treat:

Pre-cancerous skin growths and blemishes, sun damage, acne

Primary Advantages

Highly effective, helps prevent development of skin cancers

 

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL is a treatment that utilizes light spread over multiple wavelengths to treat multiple skin issues at once and contribute to clearer, more even-toned skin. Unlike laser treatments, which are more precise but also more damaging to one’s skin, IPL penetrates your dermis to reach your second layer of skin without damaging the top layer. IPL sessions are short — most take just 20-30 minutes, and there’s very little post-op recovery to worry about. Some patients will notice redness or bruising on the treated areas of skin, but that subsides within a few days of treatment. 

 

Best Used To Treat:

Rosacea, age spots, sun damage

Primary Advantages

Quick procedure, improve skin tone and coloration, less damaging than laser treatments

 

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a treatment that is best described as chemically-assisted exfoliation. In this procedure, special chemicals are applied to your skin to remove damaged skin cells and exfoliate the area. There are three different levels of chemical peels — superficial peels, medium peels, and deep peels — that each treat specific conditions or issues. 

 

Best Used To Treat:

Acne scars, melasma, hyperpigmentation, tattoo removal

Primary Advantages

Effectiveness, Customizability

 

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a popular, minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment that utilizes hyaluronic acid, a chemical that occurs naturally in the human body, to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, enhance facial volume, and achieve other primarily cosmetic goals. Dermal fillers can be applied to the face, neck, or hands. 

 

Best Used To Treat:

Wrinkles, sunken cheeks, and other cosmetic concerns

Primary Advantages

Minimally invasive, quick procedure, low risk

 

Neuromodulators

Neuromodulators are the technical term for popular skin injection treatments like BOTOX® that utilize mild forms of neurotoxins to target and relax specific muscles in the face to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Due to their chemical makeup, neuromodulators can also sometimes be used to treat muscle spasm-related problems. 

 

Best Used To Treat:

Facial wrinkles, chronic migraines, severe muscle spasms in the neck or shoulders

Primary Advantages

Minimally invasive, quick procedure, low risk

 

Get Medical-Grade Skincare Today

Now that you know how our many skincare services can benefit you, don’t wait any longer to get your skin conditions treated and relieve yourself of discomfort! Call Kallgren Dermatology Clinic in Boulder today to set up an appointment. We look forward to helping you!