Acne is a growing concern not only among teenagers but also in young adults. Acne needs as much attention as any other skin condition. The most important proven fact is: Acne / Pimples must be treated right away to prevent the scarring and pigmentation which can be permanent and lifelong.
Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones and other substances on the skin’s oil glands and hair follicles. These factors lead to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called “pimples”.
Treatments for Acne :
The goal of treatment is to heal existing lesions, stop new lesions from forming, prevent scarring, and minimize the psychological stress and embarrassment caused by it.
It is important to seek advice from a dermatologist at the earliest . Depending on the extent of the problem, you may be recommended one of several over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and/or prescription medicines. Some of these medicines may be topical (applied to the skin), and others may be oral (taken by mouth). The doctor may suggest using more than one topical medicine or combining oral and topical medicines.
Along with this, personalized procedures will be prescribed based on your skin. The 3 most effective treatments are:
- Medical clean ups
Peels help remove black and white heads along with giving your skin a kick start to produce newer skin. The peels also help with hyper-pigmentation, lines, hydration and overall health of your skin. Medical clean ups done by trained aestheticians using medical products are seen to have better results in the treatment of acne as opposed to clean ups done at a parlour/salon.
FDA approved technologies for Acne
Acne Buster Lasers (Clear skin)
‘Clear skin’ is the latest trending laser in the treatment of acne. It saves us from going through the hassles of creams and pills. You take a few sessions of laser and your acne is fixed. No side effects, no down time, not at all painful, no tedious home care.
Acne calm LED treatments
Acne calm LED treatments are one of the modern laser technologies that help treat red boils with ease. It helps treat acne that does not respond to oral tablets and creams. It works on reducing the inflammatory phase of acne and thereby reducing scarring. It kills the bacteria on your skin, reduces red bumpy lesions and also helps improve complexion. All in just one session!
Intralesional steroid injections (ILS)
Intralesional steroid injections (ILS), is a procedure involving the injection of a steroid solution into abnormal skin, with the aim of improving its appearance or reducing symptoms. The most common uses of intralesional steroid therapy are in the treatment of excess scar tissue (hypertrophic or keloid scars), acne cysts and alopecia areata (a form of hair loss). However, your dermatologist may recommend it for a variety of localized inflammatory disorders.
Intralesional steroid injection is injected directly into a lesion or immediately below the skin. Intralesional steroid therapy is, by and large, a safe procedure, as the amount of steroid injected at any one time is small. It does not cause you to put on weight or develop excess hair.
The key to successful acne treatment is finding the cause and treating the cause while preventing further scarring.
There are several cures for acne, from local home remedies to modern scientific ones. Traditionally people used to go to a beauty parlor to treat acne. Even though facials hydrate the skin and brightens it for about a week, a series of harsh facials eventually may cause dehydration and scarring. Lasers and peels on the other hand, help correct the issue from the roots and give long lasting results and Intralesional steroid injections can show immediate results.
So, there is no need to live with something that you don’t like. Talk to your doctor and go for an appropriate treatment for the type of the acne you have and enjoy beautiful clear skin!