Acne Treatment

Rejuvenate at Capital Women's Care

Aesthetics and Wellness Specialists located in Fulton, MD

In Fulton, Maryland, the medical providers of Rejuvenate at Capital Women’s Care know acne can be more than just a cosmetic nuisance. Acne can affect women of any age and in any stage of life, but working with a trained specialist can help you get your acne under control and improve your skin and even your confidence. The Rejuvenate providers treat acne and acne scars with effective methods, including NeoCutis® skin care products, laser treatments -- such as Pellevé® and IPL -- microneedling, and platelet-rich plasma therapy. Refresh your skin and call or book your appointment online today.

Acne Treatment Q & A

Rejuvenate at Capital Women's Care

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition that usually occurs when hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells. Acne commonly appears on the:

  • Face
  • Chest
  • Shoulders and upper back


Acne commonly affects adolescents, but it can appear at any age and on different parts of the body. It varies depending on the person, and while some people only experience mild, temporary acne, others can experience emotional distress and skin scarring.

Acne that suddenly appears in older adults can also be an indication of an underlying medical condition, such as an autoimmune disease or hormonal disorder.

What are the different types of acne?

There are different types of acne, including:

  • Whiteheads: closed, plugged pores
  • Blackheads: open, plugged pores
  • Papules: small, red bumps that are often sore
  • Pustules: papules with pus
  • Nodules: solid, painful lumps underneath your skin
  • Cystic lesions: painful pus-filled lumps underneath your skin


In some cases, the follicle wall can produce a whitehead, and the plug can open and darken as a result of bacteria and oil exposed to the air.

What causes acne?

The main factors contributing to acne development include:

  • Bacteria
  • Certain foods
  • Chronic stress
  • Hormonal changes
  • Certain medications
  • Excess oil production
  • Aging and family history
  • Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
  • Excess pressure, irritation, or friction on the skin
  • Hormonal complications, such as overactive hormones


In some cases, the follicle wall can produce a whitehead and the plug can open and darken as a result of bacteria and oil exposed to the air.

What are the treatments for acne?

Acne treatments aim to prevent scarring and damage to your skin by controlling your acne. Most acne medications speed up cell turnover and reduce inflammation and oil production.

The Rejuvenate specialists offer a range of treatments to reduce acne scarring, including:

  • Microneedling
  • Intense pulsed light therapy
  • Dermal fillers, including Botox® and Xeomin®
  • NeoCutis and iS Clinical® skin care products
  • Pellevé radiofrequency laser skin-tightening system
  • Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma therapy or hyaluronic acid


Your Rejuvenate skin care specialist might choose to combine more than one treatment in your plan to give you the best possible results. For the highest standard of skin care, visit Rejuvenate. Call or click to book an appointment online.