Acne is a chronic, inflammatory medical condition that can cause superficial and deep scarring. This can occur especially on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest, and upper arms. Acne is often associated with a hormonal fluctuation and identifying it is key to a successful treatment. Proper diagnosis by a dermatologist will determine the different type of acne you have, such as blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, cysts and nodules. Although it is prevalent among teenagers during puberty, it is not restricted to any particular age group.

In fact, many of our patients encounter acne flare-ups and breakouts in their 30’s, 40’s, and even late into their 50’s. Acne doe not discriminate by age.

If you are seeking effective acne treatments, call us today at Derm.ca Dermatology & Esthetics in Calgary for your free consultation.

Am I Good A Candidate For Acne Treatments?


While acne breakouts are among the most common esthetic concerns, they can certainly be bothersome and may even impact your self-confidence. Virtually anyone experiencing a moderate or severe breakout of acne or swelling from acne may consider our exciting acne treatments. Women who are or suspect they may be pregnant should inform our team during your important, as this may determine the treatment recommended for you.

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What causes Acne?


There are several factors that stem from acne breakouts including genetics, hormones, excessive oil production, bacterial infection, or clogged hair follicles. Pimples are formed when hair follicles get blocked and the oily substance called sebum builds up under the skin. At least 85 percent of people in North America experience some form of acne between the ages of 12 and 24 years.

Are There Effective Acne Treatments?


Mild acne can be treated by using over-the-counter (OTC) medications, such as gels, soaps, pads, creams, and lotions, that are topically applied. There are steroidal and non-steroidal creams and gels that are effective against them. They help to control the bacteria, slow down sebum formation, and reduce swelling. However, severe or persistent breakouts of acne might require a prescription-strength solution. For highly effective acne treatments, call us today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Alanen and his professional team can help you find an individual treatment plan that is right for you.

Acne Medical Prescription Therapies: Our Evidence-Based Approach


Derm.ca has helped thousands of patients overcome acne skin conditions with a variety of oral and topical acne medications.

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DermaSweep for Acne


A painless, no downtime procedure to specifically exfoliate and rejuvenate acne-prone skin.

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Isolaz for Acne


The Isolaz has been specifically designed with the latest in laser technology to safely and effectively treat acne breakouts. Combining vacuum suction with laser energy, this system works to purify pores and promote healthier skin. Vacuum suction works to gently bring debris and other impurities from deep within pores closer to the surface of the skin.

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Professional Grade Chemical Peel For Acne


Our proprietary Chemical Peels have helped thousands of patients since our inception in 2008 eliminate acne and regain their self-confidence and self-esteem.

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Skin Care for Acne


Revolutionary dermatologist-developed pharmaceutical-grade skincare made in Calgary for mild acne to deep cystic acne control.

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Here’s What Our Patients Are Saying…

“I have seen Ildiko at Derm.ca for many number years for various cosmetic procedures and I have consistently received wonderful care and positive results. I recently had a severe acne breakout at age 43, if you can believe that, and after going through a series of Isolazo treatments, I now have clear, glowing looking skin. She is very professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. She genuinely cares about her clients. I highly recommend Derm.ca.
-Meghan R.

Schedule A Complimentary Consultation


If you have issues with acne, whether you are a teen or an adult, book a complimentary consultation by calling us at (403) 202-4038 or completing the submission form on this page.

One of our acne specialists will assess your condition, and provide treatment options.

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