Acne occurs when pores on your face, chest, back and upper arms get plugged. The occurrence of acne results in blackhead and whiteheads (comedones). The plugged pores continuously produce oil resulting in bacterial overgrowth and inflammation, and this is what makes acne painful.
The acne menace can be treated both medically and aesthetically. Consulting with a dermatologist should be the first step to determine the best cause of action. After the initial consulting, the dermatologist will prescribe the possible treatments including oral prescriptions, surgery or extractions, and peels.
The word brings up images of being wheeled in a medical room with anaesthesiologists waiting for you, then waking up hours later with no recollection of the entire procedure, right? Wrong! Acne scars are stubborn and no single treatment is best for everyone. A certain method or combination of them may help to improve your complexion. Treating acne is often a long journey that can take its toll on your confidence.
Here are simple surgery procedures that can be done at your dermatologist’s office.
Some blemishes are stubborn and may not respond to the doctor’s prescription. In such a scenario, your dermatologist may decide that blemish excision is helpful. Excision is probably what most people think as acne surgery. A small incision is made in the skin and the dermatologist drains the pus and debris from the blemishes.
The blemish begins to heal after the push is cleared. This procedure may cause a slight scar and you may need to decide with your doctor is this is the right treatment for you. Extractions and excisions may not stop new breakout from forming. However, extractions are used to remove non-inflamed blemishes like milia and blackheads.
There are different types of laser treatment, and your dermatologist should guide you on the one that best suits a patient, depending on their skin type, color, and ultimate goals. During a laser treatment process, a high-intensity pulse of light is directed onto the skin and depending on the treatment, and the laser can reduce inflammation and bacteria that cause acne. This helps in fixing existing pimples and stimulating the skin to rejuvenate itself. Laser surgeries make a modest treatment for acne and acne scars in as much as they may be expensive.
Chemical surgery is commonly known as chemical peels. These peels gently exfoliate and do not have downtown. However, the skin may be a bit pink after the surgery. Superficial peels are effective for treating mild acne.
Medium-depth, stronger and deep chemical peels can be performed in a dermatologist office – and there are different types of available chemical peels. In most cases, all peel procedures are the same. A chemical agent is applied to the skin and left to act on the skin for some time. After several days, the skin flakes or peels off to allow a renewed one to resurface.
Chemical peels can be effective in the treatment of acne and scarring, depending with a client’s skin type.