Acne (also known as Acne Vulgaris) consists of blockage of hair follicles and sebaceous glands in the skin, which ultimately leads to the development of pimples on the skin.
It can be found on different parts of a person's body, such as the face, neck, shoulders, arms, and upper back.
Acne can change a life as people may experience emotional and physical stress from it. While acne is not life-threatening, it can lead to permanent scars that may stay with a person for their lifetime if not treated properly. People with lots of acne and acne scars often feel that they are being stared at and may even avoid social situations due to feeling uncomfortable. Anxiety, low self-esteem, and lack of confidence deeply affect the lives of those who suffer from acne and deep acne scars.
There are many different types of common acne:
Blackheads, also known as “open comedones” are tiny, dark spots on the skin. This type of acne is formed when a pore is clogged by sebum and dead skin cells stay open.
Whiteheads, also known as “closed comedones” are similar to blackheads. They are small white bumps that appear just under the skin. This type of acne is formed when a pore clogged by sebum and dead skin cells is closed.
Nodular acne -
Nodular acne consists of red breakouts that are formed when the clogged pores endure irritation and grow larger.
Papular acne consists of red bumps which are painful and sensitive. They are formed when the walls surrounding the pores break down from severe inflammation.
Pustules have the appearance of a red bump with a white or yellow top. Unlike papules, these bumps are filled with fluid that looks like pus.
Acne Cysts -
Acne cysts which are also known as nodulocystic acne or cystic acne, appear when the skin's pores become clogged by oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. These are the largest form of acne and are red or white and painful to the touch.
The main causes of acne are:
Parents having acne or a family history of acne could cause someone to have this skin condition.
Any changes in hormones cause glands to produce more oil than usual, which then causes the skin pores to get clogged up, allowing bacteria to grow.
Excessive facial expressions:
People who have a habit of touching their face a lot, such as frequent touching or rubbing, could result in acne because it increases oil production on the skin.
These might include exams, moving house, family issues, etc., and can lead to acne.
Eating a lot of sugar and fatty foods could lead to acne.
Using oily cosmetics could also result in breakouts due to excess oil on the face which could lead to acne.
Everyone who suffers from acne or acne scars wishes for a method that can remove pimples overnight. While there are ways to treat acne or pimples at home, there is no sure-fire home treatment for acne that can reduce acne and remove acne scars permanently. There are many products and acne medications advertised as "home acne treatments" like acne treatment creams, pimple creams, and acne removal kits, that claim to help you get rid of acne overnight. There are even many "natural" and "DIY" home acne treatments available online. However, it is important to remember that these treatments often do not work as effectively as they claim. In some cases, they may work only on mild acne or moderate acne and not on severe acne. If not used properly, these products may even have side effects and make the acne breakout worse.
The best way to get rid of acne or pimples is to consult a dermatologist or specialized doctor who can help you choose effective treatment, depending on your acne and skin type.
There are many different acne scar treatments and choosing the right treatment for the individual is very important. The experienced professionals of Arra Aesthetics, Pune, will first understand the particular skin type and type of acne of the patient. If it’s active acne, the patient will have to wait till it’s under control before going in for its scarring treatment. Then depending on the scarring, its duration, and its location, Dr. Vasant Gholave will recommend either a single treatment or a combination of treatments.
Insurance does not cover the cost of acne treatments, since they are cosmetic procedures. The overall cost of acne treatments in India depends on many different factors like:
The type and severity of acne breakout
The size of the area being treated
The type and number of procedures needed
The number of sessions needed
The cost of consultation
The location of the facility
The average cost of acne treatments is around Rs. 8,000 per session + 18% GST at Arra Aesthetics, Pune. In general, acne treatments require 6 sessions. Dr. Vasant Gholave will discuss every aspect of the cost of acne treatments with you during consultation.
The use of laser devices is one of the most advanced techniques used to deal with acne.
The first thing to keep in mind is that laser devices are not used on active acne, they are only used when the inflammation has died down. On the other hand, laser treatment or laser therapy can be used on any part of the body that has acne, not just the face. Laser treatment for acne works on a molecular level, cleansing the skin and regulating sebum production. By the third day after the treatment, the acne will already have visibly reduced. The pores will also have narrowed, which acts as a preventive measure against future acne breakouts.
Arra Aesthetics, Pune, also uses the groundbreaking technique involving RecoSMA Laser to reduce acne scars. Learn more about it here.
Advanced Skin Peel:
This is a chemical peeling treatment and is used for mild to moderate acne. It helps in improving the appearance of acne scars and blemishes, resulting in healthier-looking skin with a smoother texture. At Arra Aesthetics, Pune, the TCA Peel is an advanced treatment in which the chemical peel penetrates down to the dermis level, providing exfoliation and improvement in skin texture. This is a relatively strong chemical peel, which is used to reduce acne scarring, hyper-pigmentation, and stubborn discoloration.
The usual time for visible results is a week, during which the old skin and dead cells are peeled and the new skin is remodeled, giving it a rejuvenated and smooth texture to the skin.
Micro means small or light and dermabrasion means mechanical or physical exfoliation. Microdermabrasion involves the use of tiny exfoliating crystals which are sprayed on the skin. Microdermabrasion is considered light because it only removes the uppermost dead skin layer. Removing the top layer of skin leads the body to quickly replace the lost skin cells with new, healthy ones. This non-invasive hence painless procedure stimulates blood flow, which can improve cell production, in turn improving skin’s elasticity and texture and giving good results for acne scar treatment.
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT) and skin needling. It is a non-invasive procedure that stimulates new collagen production. Using micro-needles, tiny punctures induce collagen and elastin production, resulting in more youthful appearing skin. The release of these properties helps in repairing the texture and resiliency of the skin. The treatment can minimize pore size and improve skin quality and texture, plus helps to reduce the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and even fine lines.
Why do I still suffer from acne as an adult?
Acne is often thought of as a problem for teenagers, but it can affect people of all ages. There are many reasons why you may still get acne as an adult, including:
1. Hormonal changes: Acne can be triggered by hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy or menopause.
2. Medications: Certain medications which contain corticosteroids or androgens can increase your risk of developing acne.
3. Stress: Stress can worsen existing acne or trigger new breakouts.
4. Diet: Eating a diet high in sugar, dairy, or processed foods can also contribute to the development of acne.
If you're struggling with adult acne, our team at Arra Aesthetics, Pune, can help. We offer a variety of treatment options that are effective for clearing up acne and preventing new breakouts.
What measures can help prevent acne breakouts?
There are a few preventive measures that you can take at home to reduce the chances of developing acne or to prevent the worsening of existing acne. Some home treatment for acne includes:
1. Washing your face with a cleanser that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide at least once a day.
2. Exfoliating your skin regularly to get rid of dead skin cells that can clog pores and lead to acne.
3. Eating a healthy diet and avoiding triggers like sugary, spicy, or fried foods that can lead to breakouts.
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Is acne permanently curable?
Acne is not a curable condition, but it is possible to control it with treatment. Depending on the severity of your acne, you may need anywhere from one to three sessions to see results.
At Arra Aesthetics, Pune, we use the latest and most effective treatments available to help our patients achieve clear skin.
What should I do after acne treatment?
After treatment, it is important to avoid sun exposure and to use sunscreen with at least SPF 30 when going outdoors. You should also avoid using any exfoliating products or scrubs on the treated area. Depending on the type of treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling, crusting, or peeling on the treated area. These side effects will typically resolve within a few days to a week.
What kind of results can be expected after acne treatment?
The results of your treatment will depend on the severity of your acne and the treatment options that you choose. In general, most people see a significant improvement in their skin after treatment. The number and type of treatments needed will vary from person to person, but most people need a combination of treatments to see noticeable results.
At Arra Aesthetics, Pune, Dr. Vasant Gholave can help you choose the treatment plan that is best for you. We offer a variety of effective treatments for clearing up acne and preventing new breakouts.
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