Acne & Acne Scar Treatments

Acne is one of the most common skin problems that people of all ages face. People with acne would always want them to be removed. While acne is commonly associated with teenagers struggling with the growing pains of adolescence, this skin condition can strike at any age. In fact, it can affect adults in their 20s, 30s, 40s and even in their 50s, especially in women and even in people who never had acne as teenagers. A person who has developed acne can have any of these blemishes listed below and it can appear anywhere on the back, chest, neck, shoulders, upper arms and buttocks.

  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Pimples
  • Cysts
  • Nodules.

Acne forms when pores or hair follicles become clogged, usually with oil or dead skin. Acne commonly results from overproduction of the body’s oil called sebum, inflammation of clogged pores by bacteria or the abnormal shedding of dead skin cells. Sometimes bacteria that live on our skin, p. acnes, also get inside the clogged pore. Inside the pore, the bacteria have a perfect environment for multiplying very quickly. With loads of bacteria inside, the pore becomes inflamed (red and swollen). If the inflammation goes deep into the skin, an acne cyst or nodule appears.

While, acne is not lift-threatening, however, if left untreated, people who get acne cysts and nodules often see scars when the acne clears. When you injure your skin, your body naturally repairs the damage and if your body makes a tissue that’s thicker than your skin, this results in a scar. As we age, unremoved acne scars often become more noticeable because our skin loses collagen.

Treatment Options

  • Topical and Systemic Medications
  • Light Therapy
  • Medial Facials
  • Daily Advanced Skin Care
  • Acne Laser Treatments

Regardless of the procedures you would like to undergo, it should be performed in a medical aesthetic clinic. It’s essential for the person performing your laser treatment to know about you. Everyone is unique. To treat a acne and scar effectively, the person performing your laser treatment must consider your skin type, characteristics of your scar, and your overall health. The doctor will able to advise you on the best treatment options for your skin for the best outcome.