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My Acne Is Embarrassing: Can You Help?

Nov 02, 2023
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Acne has long been a blight to teens but is increasingly affecting adults, too. Read on to learn about various treatment options to make your skin clearer and refreshed.

Acne is for teenagers, right? It turns out the answer is both yes and no. Fortunately, treatments can leave your skin smoother and clearer regardless of age.

Whether you're looking to rejuvenate your skin, hair or body — or all three — our highly skilled staff at Cascade Medspa & Laser Centre in Baxter, MN. can help. We pair our numerous years of medical training and aesthetic care with state-of-the-art treatments, FDA-approved products, and top-notch customer service to help you look and feel your best.


Acne is the most common skin issue in the United States. While it typically starts during puberty, it can strike at any age. Up to 15 percent of women are affected, and its occurrence in adults is increasing.


Acne occurs when hair follicles under the skin become clogged with dead skin cells and sebum, the oil that keeps our skin from getting too dry. Bacteria growth in the pores can play a role as well. Blemishes typically appear on the face but can also often be found on the back, shoulders, and chest.

A number of factors can play a role in acne's development, including genetics, hormones, and medications. While not causes, additional things we do can make it worse, including eating certain foods, feeling stressed, exposure to environmental irritants like high humidity and pollution, and picking at the blemishes.

Treatment options

It is important to treat acne to prevent recurring outbreaks and scarring of the skin. Various methods are available, and we provide a customized treatment plan for your specific situation. It will likely include one or more of the following:

Chemical peel

Chemical peels exfoliate the outermost layers of the skin while also removing dead skin cells and bacteria. It is performed by applying specialized compounds to the skin.


This non-invasive procedure involves performing a gentle abrasion of the skin. This exfoliates and gets rid of dead skin cells and more, helping to unclog pores and rejuvenate the complexion.

Laser treatment

The Sciton Forever Young BBL™ improves acne by combining blue, yellow, and infrared light to remove bacteria, decrease inflammation, and encourage the skin's natural healing process.

Diamond Glow Dermalinfusion

Diamond Glow® Dermalinfusion is a resurfacing treatment that uses a combination of methods, including exfoliation, extraction, and the infusion of serums customized to your specific skin.


In addition to one or more treatments at our medspa, we often recommend pharmaceutical-grade products for you to use at home.

 Acne can be embarrassing whether you're 15, 35, or 55. If you're tired of looking in the mirror and seeing your face blotchy with blemishes, call our office at 218-454-9999 or click here to book an appointment today.