Acne Treatment Toronto
Acne, also known as acne vulgaris (dermatology), is a common, chronic skin disorder that affects most teenagers, and about 20% of adults as well. Acne treatment is one of the most commonly performed procedures at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic.
Causes of Acne
Acne usually occurs on the face, chest, back, and shoulders as well. It is caused by many factors. The root cause is the abnormal development of cells inside the hair follicles in the skin, which leads to the clogging of hair follicles, excess production of oil (or sebum), and accumulation of bacteria. These bacteria build-up then causes inflammation and pain. Adult acne can be caused by disorder of the hormones, and can also be related to childbirth, etc.
Different Types of Acne
Acne may form in many different appearances including:
- Whiteheads (closed comedones)
- Blackheads (open comedones)
- Pimples (pustules)
- Cysts (deep nodules)
Tired of unsuccessfully trying everything available to get rid of your acne? Now there's an effective acne treatment recommended by many dermatologists. Our Palomar Starlux 500 system is the first device that obtained the FDA's approval for "Acne Clearing"! Many patients require just a few treatments to completely eliminate their acne problems, and after just one treatment skin may be drastically improved.
Palomar Starlux 500 is currently the most powerful light system in the cosmetic and dermatology industry. When used in treating acne, the award winning system applies an IPL (intense pulsed light) hand-piece to target acne at its root cause. At Q Esthetics laser clinic, for achieving the best results, the IPL acne treatment may be used in conjunction with other acne treatments such as Chemical Peels and Acne Blue Light Therapy. Your acne specialist will create a customized plan for you based on your skin condition.
How the acne treatment works?
The Palomar Starlux System works on active acne by eliminating the acne bacteria. It is often beneficial to individuals with very resistant acne such as cystic acne who have not had success with medications. The IPL short wavelength is easy for absorption by porphyrins; this destroys the acne bacteria for a quick clearance of current acne breakouts. The longer wavelength can penetrate deeper into the hyperactive sebaceous glands and slow down their metabolism to prevent future acne from forming.
What is the acne treatment like?
The IPL acne hand-piece gently and quickly flashes a high-intensity light onto targeted areas of your skin. You may experience a slight stinging as you are being treated, but most people do not experience this as painful. Your skin may be slightly red after the IPL acne treatment. This temporary redness, which may look and feel like a slight sunburn, may last a few hours to a few days. It is recommended that you wear a sunscreen following treatment to protect your skin. After treatment, the acne blemishes shrink and become less noticeable and then fade after approximately one week.
Following the acne treatment, the specialist may recommend a skin care product to speed up the recovery. At Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we offer the innovative Obagi, Revision and PCA Skin Care products recommended by dermatologists and acne specialists.
Here at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic we work with thousands of acne patients each year, so we understand how you feel about unsightly acne and the frightening possibility of acne scarring. Our experienced medical staff will thoroughly examine your condition to ensure the right option is carried out for your specific needs. Call one of our three convenient clinics today and book your complimentary consultation to find out how we can assist you.
Our three acne clinics are located inside MCI The Doctor's Office™, the largest group of medical centres in Canada, providing acne treatments for men and women in Toronto, North York, Mississauga, Scarborough, Thornhill, Vaughan, Etobicoke, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Markham, Woodbridge, Newmarket and other surrounding areas of the GTA.
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