Acne Scar Treatment
Acne Scar Treatment
Acne Treatment , Pimples Treatment and Scar Treatment
Acnes are the biggest enemy of teenager. Acne mostly appears at the age of 12 and 25 but some older and younger people can be affected as well. Boys are more commonly affected than girls. Acne usually affects the face but may also affect the back, neck and chest. It is estimated that about 3 in 10 teenagers have acne bad enough to need treatment to prevent scarring. Untreated acne usually lasts about 4-5 years before settling but it may lasts for many years in some cases.
What causes Acne?
- Hormones: Androgens are hormones that increase in boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum.
- Certain medications: Drugs containing corticosteroids, androgens or lithium are known to cause acne.
- Diet: Studies shows that certain dietary factors, including dairy products and carbohydrate rich foods such as bread and chips, which increase blood sugar may trigger acne.
- A family history of acne: if your parents had acne, you’re likely to develop it.
- Friction or pressure on your skin caused by various items, such as, helmets, tight collars and backpacks
- Stress doesn’t cause acne, but if you have acne already, stress may make it worse
Treatment of Acne
Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover or by fighting bacterial infection
Oral prescription does work but it should not be used during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester.
Chemical peels and microdermabrasion:
It is a cosmetic procedures which is used to lessen the appearance of fine lines, sun damage and minor facial scars are most effective when used in combination with other acne treatments.
This treatment is done on active acne where by killing the bacteria. It has no side effects and the whole treatment is completed within 10 mins. It require around 5-6 sittings
Acne scar treatment:
This include fillers, dermabrasion, intense light therapy and laser resurfacing.
Soft tissue fillers:
Collagen or fat can be injected under the skin and into scars to fill out or stretch the skin, making the scars less noticeable.
This newer acne scar treatment involves a hand-held device that blows crystals onto skin. These crystals gently abrade or “polish” the skin’s surface. Then, a vacuum tube removes the crystals and skin cells because of which just the surface cells are removed and the skin isn’t damaged.
Fractional CO2 Laser and radio frequency treatments:
In laser resurfacing, a laser beam destroys the outer layer of skin and heats the underlying skin. As the wound heals, new skin forms. Less intense lasers, pulsed light sources and radiofrequency devices don’t injure the epidermis. These treatments heat the dermis and cause new skin formation.
How to prevent having acne?
Once your acne improves or clears, you may need to continue your acne medication or other treatment to prevent new acne breakouts. In some cases, you might need to use a topical medication on acne-prone areas, continue taking oral contraceptives or attend ongoing light therapy sessions to keep your skin clear.
You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures, such as washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking at the problem areas.
Other acne-prevention tips include:
- Wash acne-prone areas only twice a day
Washing removes excess oil and dead skin cells. But too much washing can irritate the skin. Wash areas with a gentle cleanser and use oil-free, water-based skin care products…
- Remove makeup before going to bed.
Going to sleep with cosmetics on your skin can clog tiny openings of the hair follicles (pores). Also, be sure to throw out old makeup and clean your cosmetic brushes and applicators regularly with soapy water.
- Wear loose fitting clothing.
Tight fitting clothing traps heat and moisture and can irritate your skin. Also, whenever possible, avoid tight fitting straps, backpacks, helmets or sports equipment to prevent friction against your skin.
- Shower after exercising or doing strenuous work.
Oil and sweat on your skin can trap dirt and bacteria