Acne treatments

acne treatment

People with excessively oily skin have to deal with acne in general. Having worked with acne clients for many years, we see a lot of clients with dry skin coping with acne. While most of the acne treatments are geared to treat acne for oily skin, at Laser Genesis, we understand the dilemma and have developed protocols to treat dry skin acne as well.

The most common form of acne, also known as Acne Vulgaris, is blackheads and whiteheads. Our skin regenerates every three weeks, meaning the dead skin cells get replaced by new skin cells. These dead skin cells combine with the body oil and dust to clog the hair follicle to form a bump known as comedones that maybe a black or a white head. Blackheads are open comedones where the hair follicle is exposed, and the whiteheads are closed comedones where the hair follicle is not detected.

Enzyme and Acne facials work exceptionally well to treat this kind of mild acne. Microdermabrasion is a beneficial and gentle treatment for the treatment of white and blackheads.

When the comedones become inflamed, forming a red or pink bump on the skin, it is called a Papule. It is essential to keep the skin clean and exfoliated to minimize the inflammation. Using skin appropriate hydrating cream is vital too. Superficial to mild chemical peels are an excellent choice of treatment for such acne.

When the comedones are inflamed with white pus and a red ring around it is called a Pustule. If this kind of acne is not treated effectively, it may leave scars. These acne scars can be seen as indentation or change in pigmentation. BLU U light treatment and medium depth chemical peels work well for pustular acne.

When an inflamed comedo is large and hard under the skin, it is called a Nodule. These are generally painful and take a few weeks to heal. Dermatologists generally prescribe antibiotics to treat this kind of acne. At Laser Genesis Skin Clinic, we have advances PDT Levulan treatment to address this kind of acne successfully.

When a nodule is filled with pus and takes the form similar to a boil, it is called a Cyst. These cysts are very painful and take a long time to heal. These cause the breakdown of collagen to leave an indented scar.

Known to be the most common skin condition, acne occurs due to your pores becoming clogged with dead skin, sebum, and bacteria.

Most of the time, people who have excessively oily skin have to deal with acne. There are various type of acne:

Types of Acne Description
Blackheads These are open comedones where the hair follicle is exposed.
Whiteheads These are closed comedones where the hair follicle is not detected.
Papule This type of acne is formed when a comedone is inflamed leading to the creation of a red bump.
Pustule Papules become pustules. This type of acne occurs when a comedone is filled with white pus and has a red ring surrounding it. Pustles can leave acne scars.
Nodule This type of acne occurs under the skin. They are large, red, and hard inflamed comedones.
Cyst Similar to nodules except they contain pus. They are also large and red.

At Laser Genesis, we offer a variety of acne treatments that not only targets acne but also aids in other skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation and dehydration.

There are some simple acne treatments that can help with minimizing the acne:

  • Change the towel and pillow cover every day.
  • Keep the hair away from the affected area.
  • Clean your cell phone with anti-bacterial cleaner regularly
  • Don’t touch the affected area.
  • Drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins
  • Salicylic acid in the skin products help to dissolve the dirt build up that cause’s acne
  • Never, never, never try to pop a pimple, it just makes it worse, and we all know it.
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Marsha Speevak
March 31, 2024
Anu has been taking care of me for several years, and I can only say great things about her. She is very professional, keeps detailed histories of her treatments, and offers wise advice about skincare. While other skin clinics crop up everywhere in this part of Mississauga, I doubt you could find a better or more personalized service anywhere in the city. I highly recommend this skin clinic!
Chris Zabel
Chris Zabel
September 24, 2023
I've been working with Anu to find solutions to significant adult acne. This has been a problem all of my life and at Laser Genesis I've found treatments that are truly making a difference. I have hope now that this isn't a problem I've going to have to live with all of my life. Anu understands the acne sufferer and really cares about making a difference in their lives. Thank you Anu!
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August 29, 2023
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August 29, 2023
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March 11, 2023
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Sabrina DeMelo
November 23, 2022
I had such a great experience! Anu took the time before each laser hair removal session to answer questions and reviewed each stage of the process. She is kind and truly cares about her clients. I am very happy with my results and I would highly recommend Laser Genesis Skin Clinic! Thank you Anu!!
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Cindy Williams
September 15, 2022
Anu is wonderful, knowledgeable, precise and will ensure that you feel comfortable throughout the entire process of whichever treatment you are getting done! I had a great experience with her and I highly recommend this clinic!
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July 16, 2022
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May 15, 2022
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Kevin W
April 9, 2022
I've been coming here for several months now. Service is impeccable and very friendly. IPL and fractional resurfacing have provided great results so far.