It is truly a blessing to have unblemished and smooth skin. But, for various reasons -- stress, pollution, lifestyle choices -- imperfections tend to crop up on our skin. Not only can they affect not your skin’s complexion but also your confidence. Acne in particular are very common, appear at inopportune times, and leave behind possible marks and scarring when they are gone. Let us learn more about acne and other common skin problems and find out how they can be tackled in an effective manner.
Acne, Acne Scars or Marks, Open Pores or Pits
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when secretions from the skin’s sebaceous glands (oil glands) clog the tiny skin openings for hair follicles. These clogged pores can develop into tender inflammations (commonly known as pimples). Not only can these develop on the face but also on other parts of the body such as the neck, shoulders, back, under arms, and chest. It affects people from the ages of 11 to 30 years. While not dangerous to one’s health, pimples can become larger and form into small, deeper nodules and cysts. There are ways of tackling these but one must be aware that getting rid of acne is only part of the battle. Post acne there may still be dark spots or scars and open pores or pits that can ruin your skin’s complexion.
Besides acne and acne scars there are other skin conditions that affect your skin. For instance, warts are skin outgrowths that are caused by a type of virus which infects the skin's topmost layer causing it to experience rapid growth. They can end up growing anywhere on the body. Another kind of skin condition are blackheads and whiteheads which develop when the skin’s oil glands clog the skin’s tiny openings.
What Treatments are Available?
Acne, for instance, may be treated with a combination of remedies including over-the-counter skin care, acne medications, and chemical or laser procedures. At Anoo’s®, several effective treatments are offered that will help visibly diminish or remove acne and other skin imperfections. Treatment procedures that are used at Anoo’s® salons and clinics include Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, Fruit Acid Peels, Organic Peels, Advanced Spa Acne Programs, Organic Rx, and Deep Skin Therapy. Besides these, Anoo’s® uses unique cosmo medical equipment (for removing warts without causing skin damage or scars), electrodessication, and Electrocautery.
Let’s understand some of these procedures. Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a non-invasive and non-ablative treatment that uses high intensity pulses of visible light to tackle mild to moderate acne. Peels are a favored option to obtain a smoother, brighter and younger-looking skin without the need for resorting to cosmetic surgery. In the electrodessication procedure, an electric current is applied to remove unwanted skin growth. It involves the use of high voltage current to essentially dry out the unwanted cells on the skin’s surface. Electrocautery (or thermal cautery) is a process in which electrically generated heat is applied to living tissue to achieve hemostasis.
Seeing a Dermatologist
A dermatologist will guide you on the best course of treatment to tackle your specific skin concern. Anoo’s® has over 30 years of experience in treating skin concerns and you will be in good hands with its highly trained team of dermatologists.