Acne & Pimples, and Acne Scars
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells, which then causes whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, bumps and cysts. Acne is primarily a hormonal condition which typically become active during the teenage years. Sensitivity to such hormones, combined with bacteria on the skin, and fatty acids within oil glands, cause acne. Common areas for acne to develop are: face, chest, shoulders, neck, and back.
Studies show that over 40% of adults have persisting acne, which can be painful and damaging to your skin. Acne can be irritating and stressful with recurrent outbreaks of redness, blackheads, and pimples that can lead to permanent scarring. This permanent scarring is referred to hyperpigmentation, which can be treated.
Acne may be mild (few, occasional pimples), moderate (inflammatory papules), or severe (nodules and cysts). Treatment depends on the severity of the condition.
If medications do not provide you with sufficient relief, there are a multitude of new treatments to help combat your acne. These treatments include Laser Treatment, Radio-frequency (RF) technologies such as Fractora™, Broad Band Light (BBL) and Medical Facials such as Blue Light treatments and Chemical Peels.
Acne scarring can be addressed by using a combination of techniques & injections to smooth-out and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
At Medical Spa Club in Richmond, B.C., we offer effective acne therapy to help you fight acne and acne scars. For details on the variety of acne treatment solutions, click here.