Acne, Breakouts, Blackheads and Ingrown hairs!

Treatments at Lightsculpt

 

Selecting the Right Acne Treatment for You to:

  • Control your acne
  • Avoid scarring or other damage to your skin
  • Improve the appearance of scarring

 

All cases of acne are not created equal, and neither are all acne treatments. Although all acne has its roots in the same process — hormonal fluctuations that stimulate oil production — not all acne is equally severe and not all cases of acne will respond to the same types of treatments.

 

Treating acne, breakouts and blackheads

These therapies may be suggested in select cases, either alone or in combination with medications.

  • Chemical peels for face and body  
  • Deep cleansing facials and extractions of whiteheads and blackheads
  • Fractional laser for scarring and retexturising
  • Internal medication

 

Treating acne scars

Procedures used to help diminish scars left by acne include the following:

  • Soft tissue fillers. Injecting soft tissue fillers, such as collagen or fat, under the skin and into indented scars may fill out or stretch the skin. This helps make the scars less noticeable. Results are temporary, so you would need to repeat the injections periodically. Side effects include temporary swelling, redness and bruising.
  • Chemical peels. High-potency acid is applied to your skin to help remove the top layer and minimize deeper scars.
  • Resurfacing treatments using Venus Viva or Dermapen. This is a skin resurfacing procedure that uses a laser to assist in improving the appearance of your skin.

 

Acne and breakouts on body areas

Having acne on your back and chest is a sign that your acne is more likely to be severe. Your back, like your face, has numerous sebaceous glands that secrete sebum, an oily substance. Sebum, along with dead skin cells and bacteria, can build up in the hair follicles on your back and clog them

Body skin is thicker than facial skin, so pimples you get on different parts of your body can be bigger, more painful, and more difficult to treat than acne on your face. However, because body skin is thicker, you may actually be more aggressive with treatments.

 

Breakouts caused by ingrown hairs

Ingrown hairs are hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of rising up from it.

Sometimes, dead skin can clog up a hair follicle. That forces the hair inside it to grow sideways under the skin, rather than upward and outward. Sometimes, cutting naturally curly hair too closely will result in the sharpened end of the hair piercing the skin, causing an ingrown hair.

Ingrown hairs aren’t usually serious. But they can be irritating and embarrassing.

 

Treating ingrown hairs:

  • Chemical peels
  • Body peels
  • Dermapen skin needling
  • Laser Hair Removal for the reduction of ingrown hairs
  • Prescription medication

Results on any treatment may vary per individual as everybody is different and may respond differently to treatments mentioned.

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