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Acne Treatment

(Blackheads, Whiteheads and Pustules) 

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Acne is very common in teenagers and younger adults.  It is very common amongst people between the ages of 11 and 30. Acne is most common between the ages of 14 and 17 in girls, and between 16 and 19 in boys.Acne usually disappears when a person is in their twenties. About 5% of women and 1% of men have acne over the age of 25.

Acne is a major problem for all ages and can be treated safely and effectively with a combination of chemical peels and skin care. It is best to control acne as early as possible. Proper care can prevent the occurrence of permanent scars.

Our Doctor will evaluate the stage of acne and determine if the symptoms are hormonal or the results of excessive sebum and blocked pores. If it is hormonal you might be referred to an appropriate specialist.

If your acne is due to clogged pores and excessive sebum, a treatment program will be developed for you that will include skin care, antibiotics (if needed) and chemical peels. The chemical peel (Glycolic, Salicylic, or c) will dislodge the epidermal cells preventing a build up of sebum in the hair follicle causing acne and blackheads to form. Home care products with high concentration of Glycolic and Salicylic acid will continue to keep the hair follicle free of cellular build-up and reduced sebum production. Continued treatments of peels and home care will effectively control acne.

Why Do We Get Acne?

Acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, which is made up of a sebaceous gland, hair and a hair follicle.  The birthplace of a “whitehead” is the pore around a hair follicle. Cells from the lining of the hair follicle are shed, they clump together and block the sebaceous duct and thus block the sebum, (which normally lubricates the skin), from reaching the skin surface forming a whitehead. When sebum is blocked in the pore but is exposed to air, a "blackhead" forms. The colour of the blackhead is due to melanin (a pigment in the skin) and not dirt.

When the outlet for the hair follicle is closed, the sebum and dead skin cells begin to buildup. Bacteria (P.acnes) that normally live on the surface of the skin mix with the dead skin cells and sebum causing infection.  This results in"pustules".  You see this infection as swelling, redness and pus.  While you may feel that what you see on the surface is unsightly; however, the real damage can be happening underneath.

When you squeeze an infected pimple, you create pressure that can spread the infection.  The infection spreads above the skin, but also deep inside the pore. This enlarges and spreads the infection and can cause or increase scarring.

When the damage is severe enough scar tissue forms, which appears as a depression, or "pit" on the skin surface.

Scarring is the long-term effect of acne and may look like an uneven skin surface, or in some skin tones, discoloration.

Your Clinician will also recommend cosmeceuticals and antibiotics (if needed) for home care to compliment the results of the peel.

Glycolic and Salicylic Acid Peels will break down sebum build up and dislodge the build up of dead cells resulting in improved skin conditions.

The Neostrata is a global dermatology brand used by top dermatologists to treat acne.                    

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Obagi CLENZIDERM M.D. system -  Complete acne treatment specifically formulated for normal to oily  and normal to dry skin to help treat acne where it starts.