Years ago, teenagers with acne were told to cut out the potato chips and given a tube of Clearasil. Today, we know far more about the reasons why some people develop acne and how it can most effectively be treated.
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.
Most cases of acne fit within one of three main categories: Comedonal acne.
This is the kind of mild acne that involves blackheads and whiteheads. It forms because a component of skin oil called sebum, along with old skin cells, block the pores of the skin. Comedonal acne appears most often on the forehead, nose, and chin.
This form of acne occurs when the area just under the "plug" (the blackhead or whitehead) becomes reddened and inflamed.
The most severe form of acne, cystic acne develops as the result of an actual infection in the area of the outbreak. Cystic acne often runs in families. It's often very painful and can result in disfiguring, permanent scarring.
The type of treatment that works for you will depend both on the kind of acne you have, and the additional factors that seem to trigger acne outbreaks.
Selecting the Right Acne Treatment for You
Color light-emitting diode therapy, uses UV-free and specific wavelengths for a better collagen-boosting. These light-emitting therapy is effective for acne and signs of aging treatments. You will be able to see and feel the impressive influence on your skin after a one-time session only.
This solution is our recommendation for acne and anti-aging laser-free treatments.
How long? 20 – 30 minutes Price: $15+