The Clear Skin Project Blog

Let’s Talk Lasers

Face treatmentLasers have come a long way in a short amount of time when talking about acne treatment.  There is virtually a specific laser for every need.  Often a patient will need to be treated by more than one laser depending on the types of acne or rosacea lesions present.  Lasers can be used to treat acne itself:

  • to eradicate the pimples themselves
  • to treat the consequences of acne

Different types of laser treatments include:

  • Dye lasers – used to treat the red lesions (or red remnants of lesions) of acne and for the background redness of rosacea
  • Blue light and light with a photosensitizer (photodynamic therapy) – used to treat acne itself
  • Fraxel lasers and fillers can be used to lessen acne scars

Check with your dermatologist on what laser treatment might work best for you!

Volunteers Needed for Research Study – New York City

imagetempalte_8_250x250_acf_croppedIcahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai is seeking volunteers for two studies related to acne research. You do not need insurance to participate.

You may be eligible if:
– You are 18+ years of age and under the age of 35 years and HAVE NOT been diagnosed with acne.
– You HAVE NOT participated in any clinical trial in the past 60 days.

OR

– You are 18+ years of age and under the age of 35 years and HAVE been diagnosed with moderate to severe acne.
– You HAVE NOT participated in any clinical trial in the past 60 days.
– You are not currently taking isotretinoin for not less than 12 months.
– You are not currently on acne medications, including topical or oral medications, or light or laser therapies, including at-home devices.

Qualified participants will receive:
– Study-related medical exams at no cost
– $250 compensation for time and travel

Note: Study requires one visit that will last approximately 1 hour.

Call 212-241-6033 for more information.

Honey Cinnamon Face Mask & Spot Treatment

Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Although honey can be expensive, it pales in comparison to a new pricey skincare treatment you might try and dislike. Test this out as a spot treatment on your blemishes to see how your skin responds.

Instructions: Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon to face or selected areas. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water or you can try leaving it on overnight as well.

About Cinnamon & Honey: Honey helps target bacteria and cinnamon has been used for centuries in maintaining healthy skin. Make sure to just use this method once a week to prevent irritation.

Let us know how it works for you!