At some point in our lives, we all suffer from acne. The pain, discomfort, and embarrassment mar our adolescence, and for some… it follows us into adulthood. Breakouts on the face and body, and the resulting scars are one of the most common causes of low self-esteem; a serious issue which may affect your relationships and career.
What is acne?
First, remember that acne starts in the oil gland which becomes plugged when certain bacteria form a biofilm at its opening. The same bacteria penetrate inside the plugged oil glands and digest the trapped oil. This digested oil is not recognized as “Self” by the immune system and therefore it is rejected, through pimples, bumps, nodules, cysts, etc. Our acne treatment is directed at removing the plugs, killing the bacteria that form the plugs and digest the trapped oil, reducing the inflammation and (by using certain lasers) shrinking the oil glands.
Non-facial acne such as breakouts on the chest and back area may or may not coexist with typical facial breakouts:
• The pathogenesis of non-facial breakouts is similar to facial breakouts.
• However, in non-facial breakouts, the obstruction of the pores is usually more severe.
• Also, non-facial breakouts often times appears more reddish and has a higher affinity to form scars.
How do I cure my acne?
Attempting to drain acne with a simple finger manipulation at home increases the risk of developing complications. Acne should be treated by a professional. At Lane Dermatology & Aesthetics, we are acne specialists. Our broad selection of signature treatments is effective on all types of acne. Heal your acne and renew your skin with:
• Skin Scaling (Intensive Pore Cleansing Treatment)
• Salicylic Acid Peeling
• Crystal Peeling
• Diamond Peeling (Smoothing Facial)
To learn more about the Lane Dermatology & Aesthetics acne specialist approach, contact us!