ACNE

ACNE

Zap the zits with a good skin care regimen and early intervention; prevent scarring and other acne damage through our effective treatments.

About Acne (Pimples/Breakouts)

Acne is a medical condition which is completely curable; the condition needs to be addressed with medications both oral and topical to prevent scarring. Its personal and social impact also needs to be discussed with the patient .it is a chronic disorder of the sebaceous (oil) glands leading to increased (oil) production.

Causes

  • Increased oil production by glands
  • Increased bacterial load on skin
  • Clogging of oil glands by dirt /pollution
  • Hereditary
  • Hormonal influence (increased male hormone levels)

Commonly Found In

  • Teenagers
  • Some adults

Occurrence

Face, back and chest (all areas rich in oil glands)
Acne manifests in the form of lesions like –

  • Blackheads and Whiteheads
  • Small red raised lesions
  • Pus-filled lesions
  • Hard raised lesions
  • Soft fluid filled lesions

Damages Caused By Acne Are

  • Pigmentation
  • Scars
  • Affects psychologically or hampers the self esteem

Triggers That Worsen Acne Include

  • Oil based make-up
  • In girls, menstruation
  • Squeezing or pricking of lesion
  • Hard scrubbing
  • Fatty or fried food
  • Stress (which results in hormonal changes and hence acne)
  • Hormonal pills in women
  • Protein supplements

Treatments at Skin & You Clinic for Acne:

Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, exfoliation of dead skin, fighting bacterial infection and reducing the inflammation or by doing all four.

The treatment of acne starts with a skin care routine:

Cleansing – Using a good cleanser is the first step in the treatment of acne.

  • A cleanser containing alpha-hydroxy acids or beta-hydroxy acids helps remove the oil and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, preventing the physical blockage of pores and thus acne.
  • Benzoyl peroxide is a good product for reducing active acne lesions and also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Topical Medications – Topical medications in the forms of cream, gel, lotion, or solution are often prescribed to treat acne. Some of them are –

Systemic medications to treat acne – Depending on the type of acne various systemic drugs can be prescribed –

  • Antibiotics
  • Systemic Retinoid like – Isotretinoin

(Note – All the drugs are to be taken only after the advice of a registered medical practitioner)

Treatments at Skin & You Clinic for Acne –

  • Chemical Peel – This involves application of a medicated gel solution that decreases new acne formation, decreases oil gland activity and acne blemishes. It also helps in resurfacing acne scars. This requires neither actual peeling nor downtime, and is painless. Read more
  • CACI Treatment – This is a non – invasive, painless relaxing procedure that encourages rapid healing and skin regeneration. It uses ultrasound to deep peel and laser to stimulate tissue repair thus decreasing spots and blemishes. Read more
  • Mesotherapy Treatment – This is a painless, microinjection procedure that delivers vitamins, minerals and various medications directly into the required layers of skin, thus reducing pigmentation and resurfacing acne scars. Read more
  • Dermaroller (Roller Lift) – This is a micro-medical needling procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally; eventually creating a smoother, brighter skin and reduced post – acne blemishes and scarring. Read more
  • Skin Polishing (Microdermabrasion) – It is a procedure that uses ultraclean crystals to remove the superficial dead layer of skin, causing a decrease in blemishes and helping in scar resurfacing. Read more
  • Pores Cleansing Treatment – This is a combination of skin polishing followed by a marine extract mask infused with pure oxygen and enriching vitamins and minerals. Read more
  • Alma photo facial treatment – is a breakthrough painless technology that stimulates collagen and decreases unwanted pigmentation thus working on acne scars and red and brown marks left by acne.

Why Skin & You Clinic for Acne Treatment?

At Skin & You Clinic, individualised treatment plans are formulated and combinations of treatments are carried out to achieve desired results.