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 treatments that not only targets acne but also aids in other skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation and dehydration.
There are some simple first steps 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.
If you have papules, then superficial to mild chemical peels are the perfect treatment to help your skin.
If you have pustules, then BLU U Light and medium depth chemical peels are the treatments for you.
If you have nodules, then antibiotics are generally prescribed by a dermatologist but at Laser Genesis we offer PDT Levulan treatment that helps take care of this type of acne.
If you have cysts, then it is similar to nodules in which antibiotics are prescribed by a dermatologist and PDT Levulan treatment can also work well for cystic acne.
Call 905-891-3833 to schedule your Free Consultation for a skin analysis