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Acne Treatment ModelMany of us are familiar with acne – that unpleasant skin condition characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, and red, inflamed pimples or cysts. For some, acne can be chronic and severe, causing physical and social discomfort as well as permanent scarring. But thanks to advances in medicine and skin care technology, you needn't suffer with acne. If you are looking for professional acne treatment options in Calgary, Seton, or Airdrie, ReNue offers the unique combination of the latest medical and cosmetic solutions for clearer, healthier skin.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Jason McWhirter and Dr. Michael Massie share a passion for aesthetics centered on the principle that beautiful skin and physical wellness are intertwined. Through specialized expertise and a desire to truly listen, our doctors consistently provide the results our patients love.

Friday Acne Clinics

We are dedicating Friday afternoons to our patients seeking solutions for their acne. If you would like to schedule your appointment for our Friday afternoon skin care and acne treatment clinic or speak with Dr. Jason McWhirter about acne treatment options, please call us at 403-454-1244 (Calgary) or 403-945-0350 (Airdrie) or 403-523-1091 (Seton) or (403) 851-3919 (Cochrane) or request your appointment online. One of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment for a Friday, or another day that is convenient for you.

Customized Solutions for Acne

When excess oil combines with dead skin cells and debris, the pores can become clogged, trapping bacteria and creating acne lesions. To effectively manage acne, a treatment protocol must:

  • Decrease excess oil
  • Unclog pores
  • Kill the bacteria responsible for acne

As both a physician and a cosmetic medicine specialist, Dr. McWhirter has at his disposal all of the latest medical therapies as well as advanced cosmetic options for resolving acne and restoring healthy, beautiful skin. These include:

Peels & Microdermabrasion – These can help clear up existing acne, decrease breakouts, and diminish scarring by speeding cell turnover and creating thicker, healthier skin.

Laser and IPL – We often use IPL and laser treatment for acne in Calgary, Seton, and Airdrie both for managing acne and addressing acne scars. These therapies kill acne-causing bacteria and shrink oil glands, as well as improve the skin's texture, tone, and coloration.

Skin Care Products – We offer several medical-grade skin care products that benefit patients with acne. Jane Iredale™ mineral cosmetics are non-comedogenic, anti-inflammatory, and provide complete coverage for acne-prone skin.

Injections – For severely inflamed, swollen cysts, Dr. McWhirter may inject the cyst with a mild corticosteroid to decrease inflammation and promote healing.

Medications – In some cases, Dr. McWhirter may prescribe oral or topical medications that can decrease bacteria, reduce inflammation, shrink oil glands, and unclog pores.

Teen & Adult Acne

While more common for teenagers, acne can affect adults in their 20s, 30s and even up into their 50s and 60s. Learn more about each condition:

Dr. McWhirter and the experienced professionals at ReNue will work with you to develop a treatment plan to resolve existing acne, decrease or prevent breakouts, and address any existing scarring or discoloration. We have advanced therapies to help people of all ages have healthier, clearer skin that looks and feels great.

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