Ask Cutis: Is there a drug-free solution to clear acne?

Dermatologist approved treatments for clear skin.

Acne is the most common skin condition that dermatologists diagnose and treat, and the ramifications of this skin disorder are quite distressing. Issues with self-esteem, anxiety and depression can stay with acne sufferers long after the skin problem has cleared. Common reasons for why this skin concern persists are misinformation from popular media and/or lack of access to professional guidance on how to clear acne.

At Cutis Cosmetic and Laser Centre, Dr. Karen Edstrom, aesthetic dermatologist, leads our team of laser technicians and medical aestheticians. Together, they provide non-invasive treatments and medical-grade skincare to help patients in Dundas, Hamilton, Ancaster, Waterdown, Brantford and Burlington manage their acne condition and restore their skin health. In this Ask Cutis post, we answer the question: is there a drug-free way to clear my acne?

The answer is a resounding yes.

Our approach to acne.

We have a variety of drug-free options to treat acne that help our patients realize clear skin.

I. Our two-pronged approach to realize clearer, more radiant skin includes a comprehensive skin care regimen which you can learn more about here.

II. Our in-office acne treatments entail a combination of therapies. Generally we prep the skin with a chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment, and then follow up with a series of 6 Isolaz® treatments to amplify the skin-clearing results. Once the acne is under control, we follow-up with the Clear + Brilliant® laser to address any pigmentation.

Begin your journey to clear skin.

In a time of antibiotic resistance, this approach provides a much needed alternative or adjunct treatment to oral and topical medications, without adverse side effects. We can help you find your way to clear and healthy skin.

To learn more about the acne treatment options that are available to you at Cutis, call 289.975.7546 or email

DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.