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Looking for the Best Combination of Acne Treatments?

By Tammy Chacon

Worry about acne or unpleasant acne scars?

Don’t feel upset about yourself because almost everyone has experienced what you’ve been through. According to a report from the experts, almost 90% of all teenagers or young adults will experience acne problems while they’re on their adolescents stage.  Young adults will no longer feel bad when have acne problems, thanks to the advanced technology, there are several acne treatments, nowadays. These treatments include microdermabrasion, Laser Acne treatment, peels, and various special acne lines of products that work effectively. Keep reading to learn more about different acne treatments.

What is Acne and its Causes?

Acne Vulgaris, known as Acne, is a skin ailment that implicates the oil glands at the base of hair follicles (a small secretory sac, or gland). It takes place usually during adolescence when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life which are stimulated by male hormones produced by both male and female adrenal glands. According to experts, the essential cause of acne is an increase in androgen levels that usually happens when a person reaches the adolescence stage. Increasing androgen levels make the oil glands under your skin develop, causing the enlarged gland to produce more oil.

It is not caused by eating greasy foods or chocolate, or because of poor hygiene. Instead, it develops when the skin’s sebaceous glands make excessive oil, or sebum. The sebum carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. Human skin has pores which link to oil glands found under the skin. The glands are connected to the pores through follicles. A small hair develops through the follicle out of the skin. When these follicles get blocked, it will accumulate the oil under the skin, that will allow pimples to grow. Pimples likely  to come out on the face, back, neck, chest, and shoulders.

What are the Best Acne Treatments?

Acne is treated depending on how severe and persistent the condition is.

What are Laser Acne Treatments and Peels?

Laser Acne Treatment is one of the best treatments for acne problem. It is beneficial to anyone who is suffering with mild to moderate inflammatory acne that is caused by the P. Acnes bacteria. These lasers are approved by the FDA for treating any type of skin, causing a very rare instances for scars or burns to occur. Patients report great success of removing unpleasant acne scars with these laser acne treatments. Laser Acne Treatments do not necessarily have any recovery time because most patients usually return to their daily routines and activities the same day after the treatment.

Microdermabrasion and peels are also great in  treating acne. Usually, doctors recommend one or the other approach or a combination of treatments depending on how severe and persistent the acne is.

What are the most common areas for acne treatment?

The most common areas for acne treatment are the chest, back, face and shoulders, but any part of the body where acne grows can have the needed treatment.

How many  treatments are needed in treating acne?

Generally, patients would need 2-3 treatments to get rid of acne and require 4-6 treatments to considerably lighten the acne scar and have them vanish essentially. These treatments are given separately, about 3 – 6 weeks apart. Laser Acne treatments don’t take long and normally it would only take 45 to 60 minutes.

What Line of skincare Products to consider?

You can also consider using great line of skincare products like creams in treating acne and acne scars. The combination of Salicylic and glycolic acid is used to allow exceptional exfoliation and a shed of dead skin cells. This line of creams help in the stimulation of the top layer of the skin to peel while renewing a normal skin replacements cycle and discharging cells that blocks the oil flow. There are also antibacterial skin care products for treating acne. Benzoyl peroxide acts as a peeling agent. It increases skin turnover that clears the pores and reduces the bacterial count (specifically P. acnes) and also works as an antimicrobial. Benzoyl peroxide for acne treatment is normally applied to the affected areas in a form gel or cream, with a  concentrations of 2.5% up to 5%, and can go up to 10%. Research recommends  that 5% and 10% concentrations are somewhat gives more impressive results than 2.5%, while 2.5% is generally allowed and preferred than the 10% concentration.

Get rid of your unwanted acne and acne scars!  If you are planning to have a laser acne treatment or scar removal, consult your doctor today.

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