Acne Treatment Tips:
Pimples, zits, acne: we’ve all had it at some point or another in our life. But, for some of us, there might be times when acne becomes a deeper skin care problem.
First Things First
If you have acne, please, do not pick at it. We repeat, do not pick at your acne. It’s always best to leave acne extraction to a skin care professional.
Picking at your acne will cause more harm than good. It can create further skin damage and more acne, and drive lesions deeper in your skin. This can happen when the follicle breaks under your skin and releases bacteria, and when white cells come to fight the bacteria it leaves a scar.
Know the Facts About Acne
Acne is one of the most common skin diseases in the U.S. It affects all ages, genders, races and ethnicities. One of the key causes of acne is genetics. Your genes modify the physiology of your skin, which can make your skin more sensitive to hormones, as well as other acne-causing factors.
There are also a variety of lifestyle factors that can bring about acne, and make it worse including:
Some birth control pills
If you are using products that are too strong, or are using a harsh exfoliating product to treat your acne, it can exacerbate the problem and leave your skin dry, irritated, and compromised. Don’t rely on products alone to treat your acne. Regular in office facial treatments and a good, customized homecare regimen will clear your skin.
Facial treatments at The Face Place consist of deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and chemical peeling if appropriate, finished with antioxidants, moisturizer, and SPF. A customized homecare regimen will include active ingredients such as Vitamin A corrector serums, Mandelic Acid products, and Benzoyl Peroxide that will target acne and flush out impacted pores while reducing inflammation, and gently lifting discolorations and brown spots.
Come in to see me for a consultation and treatment. We can talk more about your specific skin condition and concerns, and formulate a treatment plan for your skin.