Category Archives: Acne

April Product of the Month

This month’s Product of the Month is a daily-use multiphase corrective serum that has been clinically proven to reduce discoloration from facial skin injuries, including sun damage and post-acne.  It is a SkinCeuticals product that we call the Discoloration Defense. … Continue reading

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Tips For Managing Acne

Acne is a very common and very visible skin condition that we commonly treat here at Maine Laser Skin Care.  As a result, our patients ask us lots of questions that revolve around how to prevent outbreaks or how to … Continue reading

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Antibiotics vs. Acne

In the past, most people routinely used antibiotics to treat their acne, as the medical thinking was at the time that it was an infectious process.  More current research has shown that the acne bacteria (whose scientific name is Propionibacterium … Continue reading

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Microneedling Improves Acne Scars

Anyone who has suffered through teenage or adult acne knows that having acne is bad enough.  The same people also know that scarring is a common complication that comes with acne. Even more unfortunately, scarring can occur even when the … Continue reading

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8 Skin Care Rules That Skin Care Experts Live By

Skin care advice is actually simple and common sense in many ways.  However, many people become confused with promises of miracle creams on infomercials and often contradictory advice in the media. In my experience, there are certain truths about your … Continue reading

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The Acne Control System Is Here!

Although we here at Maine Laser Skin Care have always carried products to treat a variety of skin ailments, I often times try to compile a certain combination of individual skin care products into one easy-to-use kit or system.  These kits not only saves … Continue reading

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How To Stop Overnight Acne Breakouts

“My skin was perfectly fine when I went to bed, and then I woke up with a pimple on my face!” says a person who just experienced the dreaded overnight skin breakout.  It is a very common complaint that I hear … Continue reading

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Diet and Acne Linked Again

Many studies and anecdotal reports in the past have shown associations between dietary intake and various skin conditions.  I have written in the recent past about a correlation between acne and dairy products in particular. However, it is important to … Continue reading

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The Power of Green Tea

For thousands of years, the properties of green tea have been known in Asia, and used for both internal and external health reasons.  In addition to its ancient status, green tea has been studied scientifically and shown to have high … Continue reading

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Say It Ain’t So! Study Shows Chocolate Worsens Acne

There has long been thought to be a connection between acne and diet.  Individual studies have linked acne with “junk foods” and also with dairy products, especially milk itself. However, does eating junk food actually increase acne, or is it … Continue reading

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