Acne Treatment Specialist

Elaine Phuah, DO, MBA, FACOI  -  - Aesthetics

Hanami Medspa

Elaine Phuah, DO, MBA, FACOI

Aesthetics & Medical Spa located in Fort Worth, TX

Acne isn’t just a teenage problem — it can disrupt your skin and your life at any age. Dr. Elaine Phuah, a board-certified physician and medical aesthetic specialist, customizes effective acne treatment plans for men and women over 18 years old at her practice, Hanami Medspa, in Fort Worth, Texas. Beyond medications, there are several noninvasive acne treatments that can clear up acne and prevent future breakouts. The goal of acne treatments at Hanami Medspa is to improve your skin’s health from the inside so you look your best on the outside. Call or book online to schedule a consultation today.

Acne Treatment

What causes acne?

Acne occurs when the hair follicles in your skin become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Clogged pores also collect bacteria, which only adds to the problem. Typically, when your sebaceous glands produce too much oil, skin cells and bacteria clog the follicles and pimples appear on your face, chest, shoulders and upper back — the areas that contain the most sebaceous glands.

Some factors that may contribute to acne breakouts include:

  • Hormone production and changes
  • Use of oral contraceptives
  • A diet high in carbohydrates and dairy products
  • Lifestyle
  • Stress
  • Certain medications

Acne is not the result of eating greasy food or dirty skin. In fact, in some cases, if you try to cleanse or scrub your skin too much, you’re actually compounding the problem.


What acne treatments can help improve my skin?

When you come in for a consultation for acne, Dr. Phuah spends an hour with you discussing your skin care routine, the products you currently use, and your overall health and wellness. She seeks to develop a comprehensive, individualized acne treatment plan that not only clears up your acne, but improves your skin health from the inside.

Topical products and medications can help control your acne and reduce breakouts. In addition to pharmaceuticals, other effective acne treatments may include changing your skin care routine and products, plus blue light therapy and red light therapy. Chemical peels may also be an effective acne solution.

Dr. Phuah also recommends noninvasive treatments to decrease scars and uneven pigmentation as a result of acne. She may suggest Venus Versa™ radiofrequency treatments. The Venus Versa system combines blue and red light therapy to reduce acne-causing bacteria, control inflammation, and promote healing.


How many light therapy treatments will I need to see results?

Dr. Phuah customizes your Venus Versa light therapy treatments based on your individual skin type and acne severity. You may see optimal results after about six treatments. Light therapy is a noninvasive, easily tolerated way to get clearer skin.

If you’re tired of facing acne-prone skin every day, and it’s affecting your self-confidence, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Phuah at Hanami Medspa today. You can call the office or use the convenient online booking tool to take the first step toward a clearer complexion.