IT’S TIME TO CLEAR YOUR BREAKOUTS AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ACNE.
WHAT IS ACNE?
Acne is a common skin condition characterized by plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), inflamed pimples, pustules, and deeper lumps (nodules or cysts). It occurs on the face, & sometimes affects the chest, back, upper arms and shoulders.
Acne affects most people. Although most teenagers get some form of acne, adults can also develop acne or have their teenage acne carry-on into adulthood. Often, acne clears up after several years, even without treatment.
Depending on their severity, acne can be disfiguring and upsetting to the patient. Although it is common, untreated acne can leave permanent scars. To avoid acne scarring, aggressive and professional acne treatment is important, , and immediate action should be taken to reduce the effects of acne.
CAUSES OF ACTIVE ACNE
Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with bacteria, sebum (oil from skin), and dead skin cells. A follicle contains a hair and a sebaceous gland (the gland that produces sebum). When these glands produce too much sebum, the follicle can become engorged and blocked.
Acne is considered to be an inflammatory skin condition that affects 80% of people, prevalently during teen years. It can be commonly found on the face, neck, back and chest. 30% of adults suffer from mild to severe forms of acne.
Acne has nothing to do with not washing your face. However, it is best to wash your face with a mild medical-grade cleanser (eg. ZO, AlumierMD) and warm water daily. Speak to one of our highly trained medical estheticians to help pick the right cleanser and moisturizer for your skin type and time of year.
Washing too often or too vigorously may actually make your acne worse. Exfoliating once or twice per week (depending on skin type) with an exfoliant is useful for opening up blackheads and whiteheads, and fading acne marks and scars.
If certain foods seem to make your acne worse, try to avoid them. In some cases, milk/dairy (especially skim milk ; almond or whole milk appear to be fine), or whey protein or nuts may aggravate acne, whereas low glycemic diets and increased fish intake appear to be helpful in reducing acne for some patients. A lower BMI (Body Mass Index) appears to also result in less acne.
To keep your skin clean from acne, wear as little cosmetics as possible. Oil-free, water-based moisturizers and make-up should be used. Choose products that are “non-comedogenic” It should not cause whiteheads or blackheads. Remove your cosmetics every night with mild soap or gentle cleanser and water. A flesh-tinted acne lotion can safely hide blemishes. Loose powder with an oil-free foundation is also good for cover-up. Rejuvenus Clinic offers Oxygenetix mineral makeup which is perfect for acne-prone skin.
TYPES OF ACTIVE ACNE
Human hormones increase during adolescence and stimulate the sebaceous glands of the skin to enlarge, produce oil, and plug the pores, causing acne. Whiteheads (closed comedones), blackheads (open comedones), pimples & pustules, and occasionally cysts or nodules (deep pus-filled lumps) form. Adult acne develops later in life and may be related to hormones, childbirth, or stopping the birth control pill. Several types of acne can develop on your skin.
Acne Vulgaris is the most common type of acne. As a matter of fact, most people experience some form of acne vulgaris at some point in their lives. Acne Vulgaris is measured in grades of severity. From Grade 1: Mild to Grade 4: Very Severe).
Acne conglobata is a severe form of acne. It is typically accompanied by painful abscesses and irregular skin scars. It occurs under the skin’s surface, damaging skin tissue. Acne Fulminans is a severe form of Acne Conglobata that affects the entire body.
Acne mechanica is a particular form of acne. It is characterized by breakouts triggered by an excess of heat, friction or pressure on the skin. This form of acne is more common amongst athletes, soldiers, or anyone who wears heavy, restricting gear.
No matter your age, whether you’re a teenager or an adult, acne can happen to anyone and it can be incredibly frustrating and emotionally distressing. Luckily, Rejuvenus Clinic has safe and effective treatments available to help you reduce the severity of acne and soften the scars left behind in acne prone skin.
Acne treatment begins with a skin consultation. During the consultation, our specialist will examine your skin, playing close attention to your concerns and will recommend the best treatment options based on individual clients needs. Rejuvenus Clinic is an expert in treating acne. From customized medical degree facials and dermabrasion or microdermabrasion that blemishes and reduces breakouts, to more aggressive laser treatments, microneedling (e.g. dermaroller & electronic dermastamp) with or without platelet rich plasma (PRP) and chemical peels that deeply exfoliate and penetrates the skin killing the bacteria and contracting the pores.
Additional prescription bleaching creams and medical-grade skincare products are used in order to prolong the treatment at home depending on the severity and condition of the acne. Our skin care professionals will ensure that all acne scar treatment options are reviewed with you to find the best fit for your problem and budget.
PRODUCTS FOR ACNE
At Rejuvenus Clinic, we are dedicated to delivering the best service to our patients.
Here is a list of our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions or concerns, our experts will provide you will all the information you need.
Does Acne Go Away?
Of course, we often associate acne with our teenage years and early 20s, when our hormones are changing and we become prone to breakouts or cystic acne. But acne can still affect us at other times in our lives, particularly if we have a poor diet, are stressed, or have naturally oily skin. The best way to cure acne is to find and deal with the root cause. If your acne is severe or painful, it’s worth speaking to a professional to discuss possible medical treatments.
Which Acne Products Work Best?
There are lots of roundups out there that claim to cover the best anti-acne products on the market right now. However, the best treatments often differ depending on the individual and their skin type. When it comes to acne, there isn’t always a one-size-fits-all solution.
Should I see a Specislist?
Although acne is common, you should seek professional help if:
Scars or dark marks are developing with your acne and have a family history of severe acne
Your acne is getting worse or there is no improvement in your acne
For females, acne is accompanied by sudden hair growth and an irregular menstrual cycle
Your acne is making you feel self-conscious and depressed
What Treatment Is Best For Me?
Treatment options depend on the patient’s condition, lifestyle and overall needs. Our specialized team will be able to recommend a personalized treatment program that will best suit you. Top priority is to identify the underlying causes of your acne, in order to find the best way of curing it.
What Causes Adult Acne?
Many factors can cause adult acne. However, in most cases, adult acne can be triggered by hormones, extra sebum, follicle fallout, bacteria and inflammation. Seek professional help to determine what is causing your condition and what are the possible treatment options.
Are Acne Treatments Safe?
At Rejuvenus Clinic, we aim to offer the most effective and innovative non-surgical cosmetic treatments . With our patients’ safety in mind, we ensure that our equipment is of the highest quality and our team is highly trained. Nevertheless, any treatment may still come with potential risks. We will provide you with complete information about possible treatment risks.