Acne Treatment Toronto
Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a common skin disorder. It occurs when pores become clogged from oil gland grease build-up. Blackheads usually form in larger pores, while whiteheads usually form in smaller ones. Cystic acne can also result. This usually occurs when the clogged pores become tender, swollen, and sometimes infected. Acne can affect both teenagers and adults. It can also have a negative impact on people’s lives, self-esteem, and confidence. Acne treatment is one of the most commonly procedures here at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic. With cutting-edge technologies and a team including cosmetic doctors and nurses, we provide best acne treatments for teenagers and adults in the GTA.
Causes of Acne
There are many factors that can lead to acne; with most cases appearing on the face, chest, back, and shoulders. The root cause of acne is the abnormal development of cells inside the hair follicles under the skin’s surface. This can lead to blockage, excess oil production, and accumulation of bacteria. The bacteria in the small follicle can then cause redness, and pain.
Teens acne is typically caused by the drastic fluctuations in hormones. It is a misconception that “dirty” skin causes teens acne. While dirt and pollutants can certainly build up in pores, severe (cystic) acne is usually related to internal factors.
Adult acne often appears during pregnancy or during other hormonal change. Some birth control pills, high stress levels, and some medications are also known to be a cause. Many adults can experience acne between their 30’s and 50’s.
Different Types of Acne
Acne may appear in different forms, including:
Whiteheads (closed comedones)
Blackheads (open comedones)
Cysts (deep nodules)
Are you suffering from acne? There’s now an effective procedure recommended by many dermatologists – The Palomar Starlux 500 system. This system uses laser and IPL (intense pulsed light) to treat acne. It is the first device that obtained FDA approval for “Acne Clearing”. Many patients require only a few treatments to get rid of acne. This award-winning system is currently one of the most powerful light systems in the cosmetic industry.
At Q Esthetics we combine laser and IPL with other acne treatments (such as Chemical Peels, Kenallog Injections and Acne Blue Light Therapy), for best results. Your acne specialist will create a skincare plan for you, and may recommend skin care products to speed up the recovery.
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Post acne treatment instructions and tips
Acne is an inflammatory skin disorder caused by a number of factors including hormones, stress and the environment. As a result, acne clearing and control is an ongoing commitment. Proper skin care is essential, and good hygiene has been shown to improve and maintain acne treatment results.
- It is important to wash your face with a gentle cleanser (pH balanced gel or liquid soap), morning and evening, and after any vigorous activity.
- Rinse face with cool or warm water. (Do not use hot water as it will activate the oil glands.)
- All cosmetics such as foundation, blush and moisturizers should be oil free. Products should be non-comedogenic.
- Avoid frequent handling of the skin, as well as rubbing or touching any lesions.
- Acne patients with oily hair should shampoo regularly.
- If you smoke, quit, as nicotine has been linked to acne.
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Acne Clinic Toronto
Here at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we work with thousands of our patients each and every year, so we can understand how you feel and how to serve your needs better. You may already have problems to deal with, and you’ve likely tried many products to treat yourself at home, experiencing disappointment and frustration. Our experienced medical staff will thoroughly examine your complexion to ensure the right treatment options are offered to you for your specific needs*. There is not one solution that fits all, and your private one-on-one consultation will be the first step to regaining your beauty and health again. Rest assured we offer many different treatment modalities, and if you’ve given up, because of poor results from previous treatments, we will find effective alternatives so that you can begin to see yourself in great shape again.
“With Our BEST, You Look And Feel Your BEST”