Acne is one of those skin conditions that you should not fool around with if it does not respond promptly to any over-the-counter acne treatments you may have tried. The reason is that it can be difficult to get rid of, and it can even lead to permanent scarring if it gets out of hand. That is why it is so important to seek professional acne treatments at our office.
Acne impacts people differently. In addition, there are different types of acne, and it can be difficult for an untrained eye to distinguish one from another. This is another reason why you should seek treatment for it. Otherwise, you may find out too late that you have a type that causes scarring.
Comedonal acne is the basic type of acne that usually leads to the formation of blackheads and whiteheads. It often develops because of too much oil in the skin. The excessive oil can block the pores. If they are open, blackheads will usually form. The oil will turn black when it is exposed to air. Closed pores will typically cause whiteheads to form. The oil looks white before it has been exposed to air.
When acne worsens, it can cause inflammation that leads to burning sensations and itching. If the inflammatory acne becomes infected, cystic acne will develop. This is the most serious of the major types because of the high likelihood that it will cause scars to form. For this reason, you will want professional acne treatments right away. Otherwise, you may be faced with the problem of scars later.
If you have acne scarring, the only way to get rid of them is with professional acne treatments. Otherwise, they will be there permanently. If you are facing such a dilemma, you might want to ask our team about Thermage® acne treatments. It uses radiofrequency energy to produce therapeutic results.
One of the ways you can benefit from Thermage® acne treatments is from the heat that the energy produces. It can help to stimulate the lower layers of the skin to produce collagen, which is a substance that provides fullness. This will help to reduce the appearance of scars that may have left places that look like small pits in the skin.
Thermage® treatments are also effective at minimizing the amount of excessive oil that can lead to acne. It does this by shrinking the oil glands, thereby eliminating acne at its source, in many cases. The treatment may also help with the appearance by shrinking oversized pores. While this is not directly related to acne, it will still provide a cosmetic benefit.
If you are struggling with acne, make an appointment at Perfect Skin Laser Center sooner rather than later. Doing so can make the difference in getting your acne under control before it reaches the point of causing long-term consequences. In addition, life will be more comfortable for you in the short-term. You won’t have to worry about the appearance of blackheads and pimples. You will also be able to get over the discomforts that acne can frequently cause. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Tempe or Scottsdale.