It is most commonly considered that people with excessively oily skin have to deal with acne. Having worked with Acne clients for many years we see a lot of clients with dry skin dealing with acne. Unfortunately, most of the skincare and treatments are designed 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 is replaced by new skin cells. These dead skin cells combine with the oil and 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 exposed. Enzyme and Acne facials work extremely well to treat this kind of mild Acne. Microdermabrasion is a very effective and mild 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 important to keep the skin clean and exfoliated to minimize the inflammation. Using skin appropriate hydrating cream is essential 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 really 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.
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 on a regular basis
- 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.
- Call 905-891-3833 to schedule your Free Consultation for a skin analysis