Pimples / Acne
It is estimated that about 75% of all teenagers have at one time or another experienced some kind of acne breakouts and the percentage does not go down even after they grow up. While there are a lot of products available in the market specifically for treating pimples, its still hard to cure acne or pimples for long term with traditional treatment options.
Acne is caused by clogged pores and inflammation of the sebaceous glands (oil glands of skin), which causes the skin to produce excessive amounts of oil. The skin's response to this excess oil is to plug up the pore and form blackheads & whiteheads.
Treatment of Acne
Medical treatments for acne include topical medications, hormonal therapies, antibiotics, chemical peels, laser / medical facials etc. Our cosmetic skin & hair experts focus specially on long term relief from these tiny irritating skin bumps, with the help of most advanced cosmetic procedures.
Topical medications are the most common way to treat acne. Topical medications work by either drying out the oil or preventing it from clogging the pore. The most common topical medications include benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, sulfur, salicylic acid, and antibiotics.
Hormonal therapy is also a common treatment for acne. Hormonal therapy is designed to control and regulate hormones that can lead to acne. Hormonal therapy includes birth control pills, spironolactone, and the contraceptive pill.
Antibiotics are used to treat acne because they help prevent or eliminate bacteria that can trigger inflammation. These include clindamycin, azithromycin etc.
Chemical Peel is now more commonly and frequently used treatment modality these days. There are range of different chemical peels from basic peels like salicylic acid peel to advanced black peel. We at Vibra Clinics provide advanced chemical peeling treatment for acne or pimples.
Medical facials / Laser Facials are newer and more effective way to treat your acne. Carbon laser facial is one such treatment that help clean clogged pores and reduce further eruption of zits or pimples.
FAQ - Acne / Pimples
Q1. What causes acne?
Acne is caused by clogged pores that are blocked by excess oil and dead skin cells.
Q2. What are the common types of acne?
There are different types of acne, including comedonal, papular, nodular, cystic, and inflammatory.
Q3. How do I know if I have acne?
You can tell if you have acne by looking at your face. You may have pimples or bumps on your face.
Q4. What causes comedones?
Comedones are caused when the oil inside the pore clogs the opening.
Q5. What are the common types of comedones?
There are two types of comedones: closed (whiteheads) and open (blackheads). Closed comedones are caused when the oil and dead skin cells clog the opening in the skin. Open blackheads are caused when the oil and dead skin cells get pushed up into the hair follicle and get exposed to environment.