Acne is formed when sebum, a natural body oil, mixes with dead skin cells and blocks the sweat pores. A combination of sebum and dead skin cells results in the formation of pimples. Various treatment methods can be employed to treat acne on your body. Here are some of the treatments.
1. Light Therapy
Acne, most of the time, is characterized by swelling and redness that is caused by specific bacteria. Light therapy is an effective way of treating the condition. When your skin gets exposed to various types of light, the bacteria is killed. Most of the time, the procedure involves the use of red light, blue light, or even a combination of both. Light treatment will not only kill the acne bacteria but will shrink the sebaceous gland, thus decreasing oil production. Some of the side effects of this therapy include increased light sensitivity to the skin, peeling and crusting, minor pain, and redness.
During a microneedling procedure tiny, minor injuries to the skin are made in order to stimulate new collagen growth. This technique improves skin elasticity and firmness and can improve the evenness of the skin tone, solving some acne symptoms. While some microneedling products are available for home use, professional services are the safest and most effective option for this procedure.
Renewing skin tone and improving the evenness of skin can be accomplished by exfoliating the top layer of the skin. Microdermabrasion is a safe and minimally invasive procedure which gently removes dead skin cells and impurities from the top layer of skin. Along with acne, it can also be used to treat fine lines, sun spots, enlarged pores, and more.
4. Use of Chemical Peels
Some superficial chemical peels are used to treat some types of acne as well as improving skin appearance. The chemical peels are also useful in lessening sun damage to the skin and the appearance of fine lines on the skin. Before the use of chemical peels, a physician will apply a mild chemical to your skin, which will help in removing the dead cells on the skin as well as unclogging the pores. For better results, the process ought to be repeated several times. You may also experience some redness and abnormal skin coloring after a peel, but the side effects are minimal.
Schedule a Consultation
Before undertaking any of these treatments, you should seek advice from our team at Envee Aesthetic Skin Care for quality service and care. To make an appointment contact our office by phone or by filling out an online form.