Acne Laser Treatment Procedures at Rejuve NYC
Acne is a common skin condition that can materialize when hair follicles get blocked up with dead skin cells and oil produced by the body. The condition usually manifests itself on the face, shoulders, neck, back and chest. Acne can include pimples, blackheads, cysts and whiteheads.
Even though acne is most prevalent among the teenage crowd where anywhere from 70% and 87% can get it at some point, acne can also impact younger children and adults. Surgical options are possible, but they can be pricey. A better alternative to combat acne is cosmetic treatments that are widely available and reasonably priced here in Manhattan.
What kinds of Acne are there?
According to the Canadian Dermatology Association, the three types of acne are baby acne, teenage acne and adult acne.
Acne can affect children as early shortly after birth, which is one of the reasons it is referred to as baby acne. In fact, the skin condition impacts about one in five newborns, with the most likely body parts affected being the nose and the cheeks. The condition can pop up within two weeks after a child is born and typically lasts for no longer than several months. The cause of baby acne is the maternal hormones that stay with the baby even after it’s been delivered, and these maternal hormones trigger the newborn’s sebaceous glands, which can overstimulate the oil glands to the point of producing pimples.
Most acne cases occur among the teenage population. The reason for the high rate of acne in this demographic is the increase in sex hormones during the puberty stage that appears to trigger acne. In males, hormones increase the number of, the size of and the amount of oil substance produced courtesy of the sebaceous glands.
Acne that materializes during the teenage years can continue into adulthood. Moreover, adults who never had acne as babies or teens can come down the skin condition as adults. Approximately 75% of people who have acne as adults are women.
Possible treatment options
Acne is a common skin condition that, again, can affect people of all ages, but, fortunately, there are possible treatments to help people address this issue. These include Benzoyl peroxide that is available in various forms such as soaps, lotions, gels and liquids. Benzoyl peroxide essentially cleans out blocked up pores and helps to keep bacteria from multiplying and creating acne pimples. Another possible option is salicylic acid that is included in numerous non-prescription medications for acne, can be used to dry up acne-related blackheads, pimples and whiteheads. For the most severe cases of acne, a doctor may prescribe antibiotics to eradicate the acne-causing bacteria, notes the site.
Treating Acne With Botox
Although many know that Botox Injections can be used to fight the signs of aging, it is not as widely known that it can also help out with acne. Qualified cosmetic doctors can effectively use Botox to treat acne by injecting intradermal botulinum toxin into the patients’ skin to get rid of large pores, stop oil creation and fix the acne problem.
Acne is a common skin condition that can affect anyone regardless of age, but fortunately, there are things people can do to address the situation. For best results, people with acne should look at their cosmetic options rather than surgical ones as the former will work just as well without the big bill.
If you or anyone you know suffers from acne and would like to improve the look and feel of their skin and make it acne free, consult Dr. Marina Gafanovich at RejuveNYC to discuss your options.