Although quite common, acne can be an upsetting illness for many men and women, especially in the growing years. It may lead to poor body image, low self-esteem, and depression. However, you do not need to wait to grow older for acne to go away or let acne take its course. Nurse Practitioners Robin Garner and Zenda Lewis at the Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus located in Inglewood, California can help you resolve the issue and get your confidence back. The team will help you choose the right acne treatment and also advise you on how to prevent further acne eruption. Call today to schedule your initial consultation, or go online to book your appointment.
Acne is the most common skin disorder affecting some 40-50 million Americans. Acne involves an outbreak of skin lesions commonly known as pimples. The most common sites are face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Acne is equally prevalent in men and women of all racial backgrounds. The different types of acne are:
Although acne is not a health threat, severe forms may cause considerable scarring.
No, it’s a general misconception that acne is caused by eating chocolates and greasy food. Researchers have found no link between diet and acne. Some of the common causes of acne breakouts are:
But, it is important to eat a healthy diet for good health.
There are several treatment options available for acne. After the initial examination, your nurse practitioner at the Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus will individualize the treatment plan based on your age, severity, and type of acne. Some of the standard options include:
Sometimes, a combination of various treatments provides the best results.
Cosmetic laser skin resurfacing is done to heal acne lesions and remove scarring. For best results, your practitioner at the Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus starts preparing your skin well in advance for laser procedures that begin 6 weeks or more before your scheduled appointment.
Laser surfacing is an office procedure and typically takes between 30- minutes and two hours. The team begins by numbing your skin and also sedates you for relaxation. The practitioner then cleans the skin and gives you eye protection.
Two types of lasers are in everyday use for skin resurfacing — carbon dioxide (CO2) and erbium. With extreme precision and controlled hand movements, your practitioner directs the beam of light or laser on the targeted area to remove damaged skin one layer at a time.
A specialized dressing with topical treatments completes the procedure.
A good skin care routine prevents or diminishes acne breakouts and minimizes the formation of scars. It includes cleaning your skin twice daily with gentle soap and water, washing your hair regularly, choosing makeup products carefully, using sunscreen religiously, and avoiding friction with the skin surface.
If acne breakout happens, do not pick or squeeze the lesions, and consult your practitioner for medications or creams.
If you would like to find out more about prevention and treatment of acne, call the Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus, or use the convenient online scheduler to book an appointment.