Acne Treatment Pune

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Acne is a common inflammatory skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. Acne vulgaris (the medical term for common acne) occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and/or bacteria. Nearly 85% of people develop acne some time between the ages of 12 and 25 years old and it is even found in some newborns. While acne can arise at any age, it usually begins at puberty and worsens during adolescence.

What causes acne?

The sebaceous (oil-producing) glands that lie beneath the skin’s surface produce sebum, an oily secretion. Sebum helps preserve the flexibility of hair and moisturizes the skin. The hair follicles within which the sebaceous glands are found are called sebaceous follicles. Sebum reaches the hair shaft and the skin through pores on the skin attached to these follicles. Sometimes, the glands excrete excess sebum that cannot be cleared from the pores efficiently. This often happens at puberty due to increased levels of the androgen hormones. Additionally, cells lining the follicle perish and begin to clump together. The excess sebum combines with the dead cells and forms a block, or comedo (also called comedones), on the pore, that are not usually seen.

When the follicle begins to bulge and show up as a small whitish bump mostly under the skin, it is called a whitehead. If the comedo opens up, the top surface of the plug darkens, and it is referred to as a blackhead.

Propionibacterium acnes is a bacteria that normally lives on the skin. When this bacteria invades the blocked follicle it results in infection and produces chemicals and enzymes that bring on inflammation. When the infected blackheads or whiteheads rupture, they release sebum, bacteria, dead skin, and white blood cells onto the surrounding tissues resulting in pimples.

Laser Acne Treatment

Acne has been treated with mostly home-made cures for ages. Mud packs, gram flour, blood purifiers have often been used as effective treatment of acne. Today, thanks to science and technology we have a modern cure for acne through laser.
For the successful treatment of acne blemishes, there are various types of laser exposures such as the carbon dioxide laser therapy, which eliminates the negative effects of acne and thus becomes a reality for lots and lots of people out there who have waited long for that. The laser treatment is totally painless and really effective.

What is the actual procedure?

Laser treatment for acne has a very high success rate. The procedure begins with the application of an anesthetic cream to numb the area to be treated. The laser beam focuses on the affected areas and emits pulsating heat below the skin’s surface. This causes the diminishment of the size of the sebaceous glands, which are the major cause of the formation of acne pimples.

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Are there different types of Laser Treatments?

There are different kinds of laser therapies that are used to treat acne:

1. Nonablative Lasers:

This kind of laser reaches underneath the skin, stimulates the growth of collagen and helps to tighten the skin. The outcome of this therapy is that it will result in a good skin tone, reduction of the fine lines and ultimately results in the elimination of acne from the skin of the face.

2. Erbium Lasers:

This laser works in a different way than the nonablative laser therapy. It just does not work on the ducts of the skin, but rather works on the water molecules in the skin. This therapy is mostly used in people who have a very moderate level of acne or facial wrinkles.

3. Carbon Dioxide Lasers:

This is another kind of laser treatment in which there is emission of short outbursts of high energy light to the skin. The damaged part of the skin vaporizes the skin layer by layer. This laser therapy works in removing all types of acne and is considered as the best acne treatment.

What does laser treatment actually do?

The main focus of the laser treatment is that it kills the bacteria that is present in the pore and to repair the damaged skin tissues.

Acne Don’ts

1. Never try to pick or extract pimples, blackheads or whiteheads yourself.
2. Never use astringents with harsh alcohols and soaps that over dry the skin.
3. Don’t go for facials too often, not more than every six weeks.
4. Check the haircare products you use.
5. Keep your hands off your face.

Frequently asked questions :

What long-term effects can I expect from laser treatment for acne?

People who have opted for laser treatments to cure acne have very little or no side effects at all and thus have seen outstanding results in their complexion.

What happens when you squeeze a pimple?

Squeezing a pimple, pushes the sebum down through the pore, and the pore can rupture. When it ruptures, the sebum enters the oil gland and the surrounding tissue. This in turn causes scarring.

What does one do when a pimple/blackhead looks ready to come out?

First, wash your face and hands. Then, use two tissues one in each hand to gently stretch the skin near the pimple to gently ease the contents out of the skin. Do not squeeze them. Do not use bare fingers! Follow with an antiseptic cream. If you touch the pimple you will introduce bacteria and create an infection.

Does increased stress lead to increased acne?

Stress does increase the amount of the chemical cortisol, which leads to increased production of sebum by the sebaceous glands in the body that could lead to acne.

Is acne contagious?

No.

Do teenagers outgrow acne and is it best left alone?

Acne will not go away because of age, however if left untreated the condition could potentially worsen in the long run.

Will sunlight eliminate acne?

The sun causes harmful damage, irritates the skin and eventually may increase the number of breakouts. The reason for more breakouts is that the sun exposure will increase the amount at which skin cells die and slough off, causing more pores to be clogged. Thus sunscreen is recommended during all sun exposure.

Do people with acne need to wash their faces more often?

This is untrue. In some cases, washing too often is as bad as not washing. Acne results from a build up of dead skin, oil and bacteria deep within the skin. Dirt is not one of the things that cause acne.

Are moisturizer creams and makeup bad for people with acne?

Not true, people with acne should use moisturizers! Many cosmetic companies are now making cosmetics that are noncomedogenic. That means that they are carefully formulated to avoid clogging pores.

Are there any acne treatments specifically for people with dark skin?

Laser treatments for acne are generally as safe and effective on dark skin as on light skin.

Are there any treatments specifically harmful to dark skin?

Laser treatments for acne are generally as safe and effective on dark skin as on light skin.