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Acne/Acne Scarring

Acne/Acne Scarring

What Is Acne/Scar?

Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, resulting in the formation of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Acne can also lead to scarring, which can be difficult to treat and can affect a person’s self-esteem.  

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Common causes of acne

  1. Overactive oil glands: When oil glands produce too much oil, it can clog hair follicles and lead to the development of acne.
  2. Bacteria: The bacteria Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is a common cause of acne, as it can cause inflammation and infection within hair follicles.
  3. Hormones: Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during puberty, menstruation, or pregnancy, can trigger acne.
  4. Genetics: Acne can run in families, so if your parents or siblings have had acne, you may be more likely to develop it too.

Treatment

Chemical Peels: Chemical peels use various types of acids to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells, oil, and debris that can clog pores and cause acne. They can also reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Laser Therapy: Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that can reduce the appearance of acne scars by stimulating collagen production and improving skin texture. It can also reduce redness and inflammation associated with active acne breakouts.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Therapy: PRP therapy is a non-surgical treatment that involves using a patient’s own blood plasma, which is rich in growth factors, to stimulate healing and rejuvenation of the skin. PRP therapy can be effective for treating acne scars by promoting collagen production and improving skin texture. It can also improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Laser Resurfacing: Laser resurfacing uses a laser to remove damaged skin and promote collagen production, improving skin texture and reducing acne scars.

Subcision:  Subcision is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to treat depressed acne scars by breaking up fibrous tissue that pulls down on the skin, causing the scar to appear depressed. During the procedure, a needle is inserted under the skin to release the scar tissue, allowing the skin to naturally lift and fill in the depressed area. Subcision can be used alone or in combination with other treatments, such as fillers or laser therapy, to achieve optimal results.

Session for each treatment :  3- 8 (Depending on condition) 

Downtime: No

Duration: 30-45 minutes 

Painful or Painless: Not Painful

Benefits

  1. Improve skin texture, reduce acne scars, and unclog pores.
  2. Reduce the appearance of acne scars, smooth skin texture, and unclog pores.
  3. Kill acne-causing bacteria, reduce inflammation, and improve skin tone..
  4. Stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture and tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  5. Improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of acne scars, and prevent future breakouts.
  6. Achieve optimal results by combining different treatments to address multiple acne concerns at once. 

Conclusion

If you are struggling with acne or acne scars, it’s important to seek the advice of a dermatologist who can recommend the most appropriate treatment for your individual needs. With the right treatment plan, you can achieve clear, healthy skin and regain your confidence.

What are the types of Acne Scarring?

Ice pick acne scars are typically thin, yet they dig deep, generally going beyond the skin’s surface. Along with Boxed scarring, this is one of the most frequent kinds of scarring.

The skin has an undulating look due to rolling scars. This is caused by injury beneath the surface of the skin. Rolling scars are generally shallow, although they can be rather broad.

These scars are similar to ice pick scarring in that they are widespread, but they are broader and have well-defined edges.

Raised, and firm to touch, hypertrophic scarring is most commonly seen on the back and chest. However, it can also be found on the face and neck. Keloid scars are a form of hypertrophic scarring, and they can both get smaller over time.

What treatments are available for Acne?

For a variety of acne problems, Este Medical offers a selection of expert-quality, proven acne treatments. These are some of them:

You know how difficult it is to get rid of active acne if you have it. You think you’ve finally gotten rid of one outbreak when another emerges out of nowhere. It’s frustrating, and it appears to be a never-ending loop. Dermalux Light Therapy is now available.

 

Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) is the basis for this acne therapy, which targets the bacteria that causes acne outbreaks. Your skin is given a chance to clean and repair when the bacteria that causes acne is killed, and the cycle of acne outbreaks is broken.

Skin peels are useful in the treatment of both acne and acne scars, and Este Medical offers a variety of skin peels to suit different skin types, tones, and conditions. Skin peels are used to resurface the skin and stimulate cell regeneration in a safe manner. Skin peels are beneficial for both mild and moderate acne, as well as long-term acne scars.

Consider pixel laser resurfacing if you want an acne treatment that focuses just on the acne scars. This therapy is great for acne scars because it encourages the development of collagen beneath the skin, which helps to fill in any depressions created by acne scarring. It just affects the acne scars and leaves the surrounding skin unaffected.

Your Este Medical skincare professional can help you determine which acne treatment is right for you. We realize that acne is frequently more than simply a physical condition, as the psychological aspects that come into play when a person is suffering with acne can sometimes become just as significant – if not more so – than the acne itself. Este Medical’s Director, Sam, has been through it and understands how depressed it may make you feel. If you’re ready to make a difference and receive assistance with your acne or acne scars, contact us now to start your skin and confidence journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Acne can be caused by a number of factors. Acne can be hereditary, it can be hormonal, and it can be caused by a testosterone increase during puberty. It is also possible for acne to be caused by certain medications, some makeup products, and even wearing items of clothing or accessories that place pressure on a specific area of the skin – wearing a headband for instance.

Smoking is also said to cause acne in older people. Whatever the underlying reasons as to why you have acne, it all results in one thing – hair follicles becoming blocked by sebum from surrounding sebaceous glands, and dead skin cells. These plugged hair follicles can either turn into whiteheads or blackheads, and if the (usually) harmless bacteria that lives on our skin then infects the follicles, you can even experience cysts, papules, nodules or pustules. None of which are any fun for the person having to deal with them.

Our skincare experts take time to get to know and understand your acne concerns and issues, and only then will they make an informed decision as to which acne treatment is the best for you. That could be:

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You do not need to stop wearing makeup if you have acne. However, you should wear makeup that is non-comedogenic. This means that it doesn’t block the pores.

Not necessarily. As mentioned above, acne can be caused by a number of triggers, and however much you clean your face it’s not going to affect how crazy your hormones are being. Sometimes, cleaning your face too much can even contribute to acne as it can aggravate spots.

Furthermore, using alcohol-based cleansers can dry your skin out and this isn’t a good thing as far as acne is concerned. Despite what you may think, and even if you feel like you have excessively oily skin, it’s still important to use a moisturiser – just make sure you opt for a non-comedogenic one.

Everyone is different, but acne – more often than not – does eventually go away. For many, it’s puberty that can kick things off and acne often settles down when puberty does. However, acne can sometimes persist into your adult years. That said, our skincare specialists have worked with many clients who wanted their acne to disappear and felt like they had tried everything. As you will see from our success stories and testimonials, we have had hugely positive and effective results.

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