Acne is a skin condition that affects anyone of all ages. Whether you are a teenager or an adult, there is no denying that treating acne is a struggle. Improper care may later result in acne scarring, which is more permanent on the skin. Before they turn into scars, treat acne with the best solution. If nothing works after home remedies and regular acne treatment products, try other effective acne treatments with professionals.
Why do you have acne?
According to a study, acne affects more than 85% of teenagers and some adults. Although the problem occurs in the skin, it negatively impacts the self-esteem, mood, and well-being of people with acne. No one really wants to have acne, but it seems like acne occurs involuntarily.
The truth is, acne is a skin condition, commonly on the face when hair follicles are plugged with dirt, dead skin cells, and excess oil. The skin is covered with tiny pores that rest at your hair follicles. These pores connect the skin surface to the Sebaceous gland, an underlying gland that produces sebum (sebum acts as the natural cleanser of the skin). The sebaceous gland works by continually discharging sebum into the hair follicles and pores to carry out the dead skin cell and dirt.
However, too much flow of sebum on the skin can clog the pores and trap bacterias instead of cleansing them. When the bacteria on the clogged pores multiply, it will lead to infection around the clogged pore. It causes different forms of acne and pimples, such as whiteheads and blackheads.
That is how acne starts and forms in the skin.
What to avoid when you have acne?
Treating acne is important when you experienced the symptoms. But bad habits that can cause acne to worsen should also be avoided to help get rid of them.
Acne is so common that misconceptions on how to get rid of them are practiced by many. These misconceptions about handling acne seem to be true but a big no, according to most dermatologists.
- Pimple-popping – As satisfying as it is, pimples should not be forced to pop. Severe symptoms of acne (when inflamed and painful) usually lie deep in the skin. Forcing them to pop can cause them to take a long time to heal and may turn into a scar. There is a right way to popping pimples, but a dermatologist should appropriately do it.
- Forgetting to wash off the makeup – Everyone knows how important it is to wash your face every day, especially during at night when the skin regenerates. It is more a requirement to wash the face when acne is present to prevent more build-up of sebum on the pores and avoid severe acne breakout.
- Touching the acne – Acne can be itchy. It may persistently invite you to rub the pimples. It is a fact that hands contain dirt and bacteria that may transfer to the face by touch. It is crucial to strongly avoid touching acne when you feel the sensation as it can irritate the inflammation and worsen the symptoms, spread them, even.
Acne treatments to get rid of them
At times, acne home remedies are effective and enough to eradicate acne on the face. But often, acne stays longer than it should, which can scar the face or spread acne to unaffected areas of the face. When mild to severe acne is stubborn and repels home remedies, skincare, and acne treatment products, it is time to get the help of an expert.
You can choose an acne treatment from a variety of choices available at our medical spa, Ascent Aesthetics. Each therapy has produce results and made patients satisfied after treatment.
A chemical peel is an exfoliating treatment that shreds off the outer layer of the skin to remove the damaged and dead skin cells and reveal smoother and more radiant skin. It is applied directly to the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne to improve the overall facial skin. It does not only reduces but also prevents acne. Chemical peel unclogs the pores during exfoliation and carries along with the build-up of bacteria and oil in the skin.
Unlike what most patients are concerned about, Dermaplanning is a safe cosmetic procedure. The treatment involves the removal of the top layer of the skin with a sterile dermaplaning blade. Although the treatment cannot be performed on active pustules of acne, it can unclog the pores, remove blackheads, whiteheads, and reduce the appearance of acne scars. Dermaplaning is a great choice for skin prone to acne and pimple formation.
If you don’t want a blade or acid to peel off and exfoliate your skin, Hydrafacial may work for you. It uses a device to vacuum out all the impurities in the pores. Not only it cleanses the face, but it moisturizes it with a serum that makes the treatment more effective and beneficial to the skin. Along with its other benefits, Hydrafacial improves oily and congested skin and reduces skin pores. It prevents the build-up of dirt and bacteria in the pores reduces the risks of acne formation.
Radio Frequency Microneedling
Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that targets multiple skin concerns. It stimulates the body’s natural healing process to produce a sufficient amount of collagen to improve the skin’s overall condition. Collagen makes the skin healthy and prevents acne. The radiofrequency delivered deep in the dermis also repairs the damaged skin by previous deep acne that caused scarring.
What treatment will work for me?
Choosing the best acne treatment that will work on you is overwhelming, especially when looking at these various choices. These treatments have their own strengths and benefits that may or may not work on a specific skin type. Each patient and concerns are unique. To understand more which acne treatment will work best on your skin, talk to your aesthetician for assessment or contact our team to help you decide with the necessary information.
You do not have to hide because of acne. Acne treatment will help you set free.