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Everything You Need to Know About Skin Blemishes: Causes & Treatments

Working toward healthy, glowing skin often feels like a journey marked by a variety of skin imperfections that impact our confidence. At Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery, we believe that understanding these common blemishes and their underlying causes is the first step towards achieving radiant, blemish-free skin. 

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll discuss various skin concerns, from acne and acne scars to melasma, hyperpigmentation, and unwanted veins, exploring their causes and the advanced treatments available for their effective resolution.

The Regeneris Medspa Guide to Skin Blemishes – Causes & Origins

At Regeneris Medspa in Boston, MA, Dr. Ryan Welter and his team use the latest skincare treatments to reverse scarring, smooth wrinkles, and permanently delete stubborn blemishes.  

To schedule your consultation today, call Regeneris Medspa at (781) 412-1309 or contact us online.

What are Skin Blemishes & Why Do They Happen?

As you grow older, you may notice spots or discoloration on your skin that haven’t been present in the past. Do you have to settle for these changes, or is there something you can do about it? Yes, you can treat your blemishes! 

As we age, we naturally lose some of the skin-supporting substances that keep us looking tight, smooth, and healthy. In our later years, our body stops producing two vital structural proteins in high amounts—elastin and collagen. Elastin keeps our skin bouncy and responsive while collagen supports the healing response in remodeling scars and preventing blemishes. 

Thankfully, common problems have common solutions, and it hardly gets more common than these frequent skin concerns.

Common Blemishes & Their Causes


Often linked to hormonal changes or excessive oil production, acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, forming whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and even cysts. Painful and embarrassing outbreaks are the usual result.

Those of us who suffer from acne know firsthand how hard the chronic skin condition can be to treat. But if you’ve tried topical steroids, kenalog injections, or other intense treatments before without luck, it may be time to try something new. 

But, of course, it’s not just acne you have to worry about. It’s what acne leaves behind that can cause lasting aggravation. 

Acne Scars

Left behind as a reminder of past breakouts, acne scars can result from the body’s natural healing process, which sometimes creates uneven texture and pigmentation. Without the collagen and elastin it needs to heal properly, your skin can stay frozen between damaged and healed for months or even years.

Thankfully, even acne scars don’t have to be permanent. At Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery, we have numerous, non-invasive techniques for boosting your skin’s natural healing response and removing discoloration or uneven textures.


Melasma, often triggered by hormonal fluctuations, causes dark, pigmented skin patches, frequently appearing on the face. But even these oddly colored spots aren’t permanent and you have a wide variety of options for treating melasma. 

Even if there’s no fast-and-quick cure for this common skin condition, melasma’s effects can be counteracted through dozens of non-invasive procedures, including the latest lasers and topical solutions. 


Age spots, liver spots, and sun damage classify as forms of hyperpigmentation—blemishes due to an overproduction of melanin in response to sun exposure. As we tan at the beach or simply walk to our car at midday, ultraviolet radiation from our sun interacts with individual skin cells. Solar energy causes our natural skin pigment to change and nearby skin cells follow suit, forming blemishes.

Thankfully, these darker blemishes absorb light and heat at higher rates than your natural skin. By honing in on hyperpigmentation, the latest laser treatments are capable of permanently deleting unwanted spots. 

Unwanted Veins (Vascular Lesions) 

Spider veins, varicose veins, and other vascular lesions can be caused by genetics, aging, sun exposure, or certain medical conditions. But unlike major arteries, these veins aren’t always necessary for your circulatory health. When you target and close spider veins and varicose veins, that blood finds another, less visible path wherever it needs to go.

For every unwanted vein, there’s a treatment to match. Laser vein therapy targets and converts vein tissue to scar tissue, permanently closing that path for good and all without scalpels or anesthesia. 

Tailored Treatments for Blemishes

At Regeneris Medspa, we offer a range of advanced treatments tailored to address each of these common skin concerns:

IPL Photofacials

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy works by directing powerful bursts of energy directly into your blemishes. Designed to target darker pigments and discolored spots, IPL can even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of sun damage and age spots. But it doesn’t stop there.

The light energy resulting from IPL photofacials can even make it down to lower skin layers where it’s converted to heat. This heat inspires the localized production of elastin and collagen, tightening skin, smoothing wrinkles, and providing lasting results for months to come.

Far from just a blemish treatment, IPL photofacials provide comprehensive skin rejuvenation in a quick, comfortable appointment without the need for invasive means.

Laser Vein Treatment 

Our state-of-the-art laser technology effectively targets and eliminates unwanted veins, restoring clear and even skin. Laser vein treatments rely on a precision laser capable of singling out and destroying unwanted veins wherever they’re found. We can treat veins on the face, ankles, thighs, calves, and nearly anywhere else they’re found.

Laser vein treatments use heat energy to close unwanted veins. Afterward, that blood finds another, less visible path wherever it was going in the first place. Stop limiting yourself and your wardrobe and start living authentically instead by permanently destroying the unwanted veins that are holding you back.

Lase MD & Genius RF

Lase MD combines microdermabrasion and laser technology to rejuvenate the skin’s texture, while Genius RF utilizes radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production and improve skin firmness. Similar to highly popular RF microneedling treatments, Lase MD creates microchannels in the skin. But rather than microneedles, Lase MD uses non-ablative, fractional laser technology. 

The resulting microchannels allow laser heat to penetrate deeply into lower skin layers where it promotes the production of collagen and elastin for comprehensive skin rejuvenation. 

Stem Cell Facials 

Using the regenerative power of stem cells, these facials promote healing, reduce inflammation, and enhance overall skin health. Though you might not realize it, you have active adult stem cells in your body right now. Often found in fat deposits or bone marrow, these adult stem cells can go anywhere to become any kind of human tissue.

By harnessing your stem cells and combining them with other platelet-rich components, we can create a rejuvenating serum capable of turning back the clock on skin damage of all sorts—including the blemishes that bother you most.

Laser Skin Resurfacing 

At Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery, we use the Laser Genesis skin resurfacing system to warm lower skin layers. Like several other treatment options in this list, the Laser Genesis process encourages a supercharged production of vital skin proteins. 

Additionally, Laser Genesis breaks up unwanted age spots, blemishes, and instances of hyperpigmentation by literally scattering the discolored skin cells. Once they’re disbanded, the cells that make up your blemishes will never reform in the same way or place as before. 

Find the Right Treatment for Your Skin Concerns in Boston, MA 

Achieving flawless skin is within reach with the proper understanding and advanced treatments. Regeneris Medspa is committed to guiding you to radiant skin and tailoring treatments to your specific needs and goals. From tackling acne scars to banishing unwanted veins, we’re here to help you reveal your most confident self.

Dr. Ryan Welter and his team can help you find the perfect treatment for your concerns. Schedule your consultation today by calling us at (781) 412-1309 or contacting us online.

Don’t Live With Blemishes, Remove Them & Move On Instead

The best news is this: few (if any) of your skin concerns are permanent. At Regeneris Medspa in Boston, MA, we use the latest aesthetic technology to erase unwanted veins, acne scars, and melasma spots—sometimes forever. Let us delete what you don’t like about your skin so that you can live authentically and fully with the fullest confidence that you deserve. To find the right treatment for your blemishes, call us at (781) 412-1309 today or contact us online. Don’t forget to check out our latest special offers while you’re at it!

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