Acne, Pimples, and Breakouts
Acne is one of the most common, yet hardest skin problems to clear. The condition is common in both men and women – teens and adults.
Regardless of skin type or lifestyle, nearly all of us will, or have suffered from acne at some point in our lives.
Whilst most people have acne outbreaks during adolescence when hormonal changes affect metabolism, but these eruptions can occur anytime with varying degrees of severity. Acne treatment involves taking a proactive approach to prevent outbreaks and getting sound advice. In some extreme cases, advice from an experienced physician may be suggested, but only when pimples and blackheads become severe.
Treatments can change over time because the skin disorder has multiple causes and various symptoms. Proactive measures that anyone can take include keeping skin clean, avoiding humidity and sun, eliminating comedogenic cosmetics and health products, eating a balanced diet and resisting the urge to pick pimples and skin blemishes.
Blemishes occur when excess oil and bacteria in skin pores cause a plug to develop that traps bacteria and creates an ideal environment for bacteria to multiply uncontrolled. Acne causes such as environmental contaminants, health disorders, genetic makeup, certain health care products, chronic stress, excess production of the skin oil called sebum and excessive sweat can trigger these outbreaks, which take several different forms:
- Blackheads, Whiteheads and Congestion– Congestion occurs when sebum/oil cannot flow freely from the pore. This happens because the pore is blocked so oil and bacteria become trapped on the surface of the skin to create blackheads or below the skin to create whiteheads.
- Papules – Small and pink, these blemishes are relatively mild.
- Nodules and Cysts – These inflammations are the most severe types of outbreaks that spread over large areas of the skin. Nodules are hard and deep and can actually cause pain. Cysts are squishy sacks of pus that spread over the skin and are soft.
Acne is a widely recognized problem that affects almost 30% of Australians, with over 50% of adult’s now experiencing acne later in life, a problem that is thought to be stress induced.
Hormonal changes and particularly chronic stress can also cause the enlargement and obstruction of sebaceous glands in the skin, and lead to increased levels of acne causing bacteria. This typically results in painful, inflamed lesions that can appear on the face, chest, back, limbs, and virtually any other part of the body.
Regardless, for most facial scars, acne scarring and blemishes profoundly impact on their self-confidence and contentment.
Best Acne Treatment
The best acne treatment for your particular case depends on which kind of blemish you have, what the underlying triggers are, your medications and hormonal profile and what kind of exposure to skin toxins you experience in your home or work environment. Further complicating matters is the fact that you might need treatments to stop outbreaks and deal with scarring afterward. Most outbreaks disappear on their own but might leave unsightly scars.
Acne Treatment Options
IPL Skin Rejuvenation: These unique IPL treatments are designed to specifically slow the overall production of oil that leads to acne, thus dramatically reducing the chance of spots and minimising the appearance of pores in general. Results will vary, but most people will see a significant improvement in skin condition. Treatment should be spaced approximately 1 – 2 weeks apart.
Skin Needling: Dermapen Skin Needling exfoliates and oxygenates the skin enabling the skin to function normally.
LED Light Therapy: Energizes skin cells whilst eliminating bacteria
Chemical peels: BHA Peels are perfect as salycilic acid is antimicrobial and antibacterial.
Microdermabrasion: Rapidly exfoliates the skin removing the accumulation of dead skin cells that accelerate the condition.
Cosmeceutical Skincare: To keep your skin fresh and glowing remember the basics of skin care. Cleanse to remove excess oils and grime daily. Exfoliate regularly to keep your skin smooth as over time the natural exfoliation process slows down. Medicated topical creams that kill bacteria. Moisturise daily to keep your skin hydrated and finally, protect your skin from the sun.
What’s The Next Step?
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