If you have acne on the face or body, you know how embarrassing it can be. While some patients do well with over-the-counter acne treatments such as facewashes and topical creams, others may find themselves struggling to keep the inflammation, pimples, and irritation under control. When you are ready to seek help for acne, our team at Thrive Med Spa and Wellness of Honolulu, Hawaii, is here for you! Our team can talk to you about the cause of your acne, treatment options, and ways to keep your skin clear and beautiful for many years!

What is acne?

Dr. Scott Sanderson of Thrive Med Spa and Wellness describes acne as a condition that impacts patients of all ethnicities, genders, and ages. Acne develops on the face, neck, chest, back, and beyond. It can range from a few occasional pimples to severe cystic acne and painful pustules that cover large areas of the skin. The causes of acne are multifactorial and may include hormonal imbalances, genetics, lifestyle factors, and more.

What treatments can help reduce and control acne breakouts?

At Thrive Med Spa and Wellness, we offer a range of effective acne treatments that can help reduce and control breakouts. These include:

  • A customized skincare regimen. Our team will assess your skin type, concerns, and triggers to create a personalized skincare regimen. This may include gentle cleansers, exfoliants, moisturizers, and targeted treatments, including ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid
  • Skin treatments available in-office. We have several skincare services that may assist in reducing acne, such as laser therapies, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Aviclear is a laser that directly targets the cells in the skin that produce excess sebum and are the root cause of acne. This treatment eliminates the root cause of acne. 
  • Prescription medications. For severe or persistent acne, Dr. Scott Sanderson might prescribe oral or topical medications to help control breakouts and reduce inflammation.

Schedule an appointment to learn more about acne solutions tailored to your unique needs!

If you live in Hawaii and want to talk to a professional about treating your acne and keeping it controlled, now is the time to request a consultation visit with Dr. Scott Sanderson and his team to discuss the treatment options right for you!

Call (808)-353-5536 to request a visit at 1001 Bishop Street. Our facility is located in Honolulu but also serves patients in and around Kailua, Ewa Beach, Kapolei Mililani, Lanikai, Waimanalo, Waikiki, Pearl City, Kaneohe, and Kaimuki, HI.