Acne is a common skin condition that can be effectively treated or controlled in most cases. It usually appears on the face but can also affect the neck and back.
Acne is caused by a blockage of the small oil glands (sebaceous glands) beneath the skin’s surface. These glands produce oil (sebum) to maintain the skin’s moisture barrier. The pores on our skin act as channels to allow the oil to reach the surface. However, factors like genetics, hormonal changes, or excessive oil production can lead to clogged pores. A resulting inflammation of clogged pores leads to what is commonly known as a pimple. The severity of acne can differ from person to person.
Acne can take different forms, including:
Open bumps filled with excess oil and dead skin that appear as dark spots. Whiteheads: Closed bumps that remain blocked by oil and dead skin.
Small red or pink bumps that become inflamed.
Pimples filled with pus, surrounded by red rings. Picking or scratching them can cause scarring.
Excess yeast in hair follicles that can lead to itchiness and inflammation.
Deep, solid pimples that are painful.
Pus-filled pimples that can cause scarring.
Apart from topical and oral treatments, aesthetic alternatives can be considered:
Hydrafacial: A gentler way to clean out the pores, the Hydrafacial uses water pressure and specially selected acids to thoroughly cleanse the skin, removing dead skin cells and sebum without the trauma associated with physical extractions.
Chemical Peels: Various chemical peels, such as salicylic acid peels, can unclog pores, erode blackheads, and fade post-pimple marks.
Lasers: Laser treatment, performed by a doctor, can help prevent and treat acne. It works by targeting bacteria and reducing sebum production. Additionally, lasers have anti-inflammatory properties, which can aid in reducing acne symptoms.
At VIDASKIN, we provide targeted solutions for different skin needs. We offer 9 FDA-cleared laser treatments to address acne and scars on all skin types. Our doctors will design a customized plan based on your specific skin care needs:
These laser and light-based treatments offer effective options for acne and scar reduction and are suitable for various skin types.