As dermatologists, we know that some people have strange notions of how to stop acne. The woman who made her granddaughter drink calcium carbonate in some water every day is one such bogus remedy that springs to mind.
Ingesting the active ingredient in agricultural lime daily — for months — does not lessen acne – and we at Dr Aesthetica would strongly discourage you from trying it!
There are much better, proven ways to reduce acne and skin procedures which result in a lasting improvement to your skin.
We'll get right to it. We suppose that you already know some sensible ways to treat acne, but we'll jot them down anyway.
Types of Acne
Acne occurs when the hair follicle (in each pore of the skin) becomes blocked with dead skin cells and an oil manufactured by the body called sebum. The fatty acids in sebum provide the perfect environment for Cutibacterium acnes, a gram-positive aerotolerant anaerobic bacteria. A complex constellation of factors leads to the inflammatory skin condition called acne.
Other contributing factors include stress, hormones, family history, and physical environment.
Dermatologists rate the severity of acne on a scale of 1 to 4 and recommend intervention based on how bad your acne is.
How to Stop Acne
There are a few steps you can follow to minimize — or even stop — your acne, whether mild or severe:
Regular Exfoliation: Exfoliating regularly will soften the skin and make it smoother. Your complexion will appear brighter. Exfoliation helps to reduce acne breakouts because it prevents the pores from getting clogged with sebum and dead skin cells.
Topical and Oral Medications: You can apply preparations to the skin itself or obtain prescription medication to reduce the incidence of Cutibacterium acne and to control sebum production. Not everyone feels comfortable with taking medication, however.
Prevent UV Damage: Keeping out of the sun can prevent inflammation!
Skin Peels and Microneedling
Sometimes your acne gets to the point where you need professional intervention. This is when your skin specialist will probably suggest either microneedling or skin peels.
Both of these minimally invasive procedures have therapeutic benefits. They help the turnover of new skin cells. They contribute towards eliminating dead skin cells by reducing the pore size; they stimulate the skin to produce new cells and tissues, which in turn restore the skin's texture and tone.
In other words, skin peels and microneedling can make you look and feel a whole lot better!
Regenerate Your Complexion With the Latest Tech!
Acne is an age-old problem, but thanks to advanced technology, such as the SkinPen, we're more effective than ever before in knowing how to stop acne dead in its tracks. Aside from eliminating your acne, the treatment helps your body gets rid of most of your acne scars too. This is welcome news, especially for sufferers of severe acne.
We are so convinced of the real benefits of skin peels and microneedling that we give a free Skin Peel Consultation and a free Microneedling Consultation, each 30 minutes long. All you have to do is click on Book Now, and select the type of service you need. We look forward to seeing you!