Acne remains a widespread skin condition affecting millions of people in the United States at some point in their lives. The condition is often associated with adolescents. However, studies have shown that it can continue or even start in adulthood. Acne begins with the clogging of the skin with excess oil and dead skin cells, resulting in inflammation. It can also be caused by certain bacteria, with changes leading to whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, or cysts. Medications, occupational exposure to industrial products, and pressure from chin straps or tight collars can also increase the risk of having acne, with hormones and stress making the condition worse. Acne affects different parts of the body, including the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders.
In addition to affecting your appearance, acne can also lead to low self-esteem, depression, or even anxiety. Several treatment options have been developed for acne and acne scars as well as breakouts, which are often commoner in teenagers and young adults.
HOW DOES SCAR TREATMENT WORK?
Blackheads and whiteheads, otherwise known as comedones remain the commonest acne lesions. However, there are other types that can develop on your skin, with the most inflammatory lesions identified to leave scarring behind. The lesions are highlighted as follows:
- Papules – small, red, and raised bumps that are sometimes tender
- Pustules – small, red pimples containing white or yellow pus
- Nodules – solid, inflamed, painful lumps beneath the surface of the skin
- Cysts – large, soft, often painful lumps containing pus deep under the skin’s surface
Acne can develop almost anywhere on the body and most commonly appears on the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders. We can perform acne treatments on any of these areas.
WHAT IS ACNE / ACNE SCARRING?
Acne is caused by the clogging of your skin’s pores. Factors that can lead to blockages and inflamed pores include bacteria, buildups of dead skin cells, and the formation of excess sebum (oil). Acne breakouts are commonest on the face, back, neck, shoulders, and chest. Repeated breakouts and picking or popping of pimples may lead to the formation of acne scars. Teens tend to suffer from acne during puberty and experience an improvement in skin tone as they transition to adulthood. However, acne is not alien to adults, sometimes affecting patients into their later years.
What is Acne?
Acne appears anywhere on the skin and the clog can be created by dead skin cells, excess oil or sebum, makeup, or products that are too heavy for your specific skin type. Acne can be categorized into cysts, nodules, pustules, open and closed comedones, pimples, and blemishes, amongst others. Thankfully, studies have helped to create several options to treat any of these conditions.
What is the Main Cause of Acne?
Some conditions are more circumstantial due to products or makeup. However, most acne is caused by more internal factors, such as erratic hormone levels, allergies, unhealthy diet and or alcohol/substance use, or simply genetics.
What Are My Treatment Options for Acne?
The world of acne treatment continues to evolve, resulting in the emergence of several state-of-the-art and more effective options, including hundreds of oral and topical medications, fantastic lasers, exfoliation techniques, and LEDs, all designed to ensure minimal impact on your daily routine.
We deliver customized treatment plans to suit your skin type and deliver the best possible results. Acne treatment for sensitive skin saves you from the side effects of some harsh medications. Cystic acne treatment can help with painful breakouts as well as reduce scar appearance. We also provide you with acne spot treatment for big events.
ACNE CAN BE CURED!
We offer medical facials for patients looking for deep cleaning of their skin. It is suitable for removing impurities that can cause more aggressive breakouts. The treatment includes a sanitized steam to open up the pores, which is followed by necessary extractions.
The removal of excess dirt, oil, product, and other impurities is followed by one of our expert aestheticians recommending a peel, LED technology, or a mask for closing the pores and killing bacteria. This ensures you do not have to worry about a post-facial breakout.
The number of medical facials is dependent on the severity of acne and you sometimes have to come for a series of sessions to completely remove impurities and prevent the formation of anything new.
Chemical peels have been around for years, since the days of Samantha’s bee-keeper hat from Sex & the City. We have taken it a notch higher to create a cocktail of the ingredients for specific needs while taking into consideration the potential downtime.
Peels are particularly amazing for acne treatment as certain beta-hydroxy acids, including salicylic acid can break down materials clogging the power, ultimately eradicating the root of the problem. Other alpha-hydroxy acids can also kill bacteria and eliminate the dead surface cells trapping the bacteria or clogged pores.
Chemical peels encourage cell turnover via exfoliation, making it a fantastic addition to the treatment of acne scars.
With seven strengths of professional chemical peels currently available to our patients, you are advised to have a thorough consultation to determine the most suitable solution.
LED Light Therapy
LED therapy offers a fantastic ingredient for the treatment of acne and scars while preventing future breakouts, with different wavelengths of light used to target different issues.
Blue light is used for killing P-bacteria, the bacteria causing most acne breakouts.
Red Light is anti-inflammatory and collagen-stimulating, helping to heal any current breakouts you may be having and ultimately improving the overall texture and appearance of your skin.
Our professional LED light panel comes with more than 8,000 individual lights for high effectiveness. Each treatment takes between 15 and 30 minutes and can be done weekly or monthly.
LED therapy can be done at home for maintaining the results, with products like Dr. Dennis Gross’ Faceware Pro helping you to bring pharmaceutical-grade LED home with you
Acne Extraction Treatment
It is bad enough to be dealing with pimples. However, improper at-home extraction is more damaging to the skin, increasing the risk of scarring, inflammation, and bacterial infection. Therefore, it is imperative to get professional acne extraction, which involves the opening of the pore and extraction of the oils, sebum, and debris. Professionals use sterile tools and careful techniques to avoid damaging the skin and ensure it heals faster and clearer.