Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that impact most people of all races, ages, and genders at some point in their lives. Research estimates that 9.4 percent of trusted sources of people worldwide have acne. In the United States, acne is the most common skin condition, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Because of the constant increase, it has now become a widespread issue and the reason behind Acne Awareness Month.
We are deeply aware of the challenges, pain, and frustration this condition causes. We are here to ensure that everyone suffering from acne is aware of it and seeks medical intervention. In honor of June being the Acne Awareness Month, The Park MedSpa dedicated this blog to dig deep into education about what acne is, its prevention, and its treatments.
ROOT CAUSES OF YOUR ACNE
Acne is an inflammatory disorder of the skin, which has sebaceous glands that connect to the hair follicle, which contains fine hair. Acne happens when hair follicles under the skin become clogged. Sebum and dead skin cells plug the pores, which leads to pimple outbreaks. Most often, the outbreaks occur on the face but can also appear on the back, chest, and shoulders. This may happen due to several factors such as:
WHAT TYPES OF ACNE SKIN CONDITIONS DO I HAVE?
It is also known as blackheads and whiteheads. These two are the most common type of acne and is a surface level blemishes that presents with no redness, swelling, or tenderness. It occurs when the opening of the hair follicle is blocked with a combination of sebum and dead skin. In the following section, we have discussed our top-grade products and treatments that can help treat acne-prone skin.
PAPULES – It is also known as pimples, which are inflamed red bumps on your skin. It may happen when bacteria and debris enter a hair follicle. Papules can be caused by irritants such as harsh products, heavy makeup, and fragrances. It is considered a moderate form of acne.
PUSTULES – This type of acne is usually inflamed and with a pus-filled center due to infection. It may happen when a combination of sebum and bacteria blocked the pores. It occurs in areas that are oily as it allows the bacteria to grow.
CYSTIC ACNE – Cystic Acne is an infection that often extends deep into the skin. Cystic Acne occurs when a combination of bacteria, dead skin cells, impurities, and sebum gets trapped beneath the surface of your skin, leading to inflammation. Cystic acne is large, red, inflamed, painful, and pus-filled. Cystic Acne often ruptures leading to the spread of inflammation on the surrounding skin. This is the most serious form of acne that’s why immediate medical intervention is the key to reducing the inflammation. It is common in teens and adults with hormonal imbalances.
HOW CAN I PREVENT AND TREAT ACNE?
TREATMENT OF ACNE MAY VARY DEPENDING ON ITS TYPE AND SEVERITY.HOWEVER, HAVING A PREVENTATIVE APPROACH MAY HELP YOU PREVENT ACNE BREAKOUTS. OUR EXPERT RECOMMENDS THE FOLLOWING SIMPLE TIPS FOR PREVENTING ACNE:
Wash your face in the morning and before going to bed at night to make sure that excess oil, dirt, and sweat are removed.
Keep your skin hydrated.
Don’t pick, squeeze, or pop your pimples. Popping your pimples makes your acne worse.
Wear sunscreen daily to prevent the darkening of spots and skin cancer.
Avoid skin care products that contain oil.
Exfoliate your skin but don’t overdo it as it may cause more irritation that can cause acne.
Keep your facial care products clean.
Stay Happy - reducing stress may also help in preventing acne
BEST INGREDIENTS FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN
Salicylic Acid- Works by helping the skin shed dead cells from the top layer of the skin and decrease inflammation.
Glycolic Acid- it works by exfoliating the skin, speeding up cell turnover, and boosting collagen production.
Retinol- It is used to combat conditions like acne and can target areas of pigmentation.
Benzoyl Peroxide –is used to treat acne. It works as an antiseptic to reduce the number of germs on the surface of the skin.
BEST PRODUCT FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN IN NEW JERSEY
GOODBYE ACNE FACE WASH Contains Salicylic Acid that helps remove dirt and oil from the skin causing acne
Oil-Free Tinted SPF 50 – (apply 15 minutes before sun exposure)
HA SERUM HYALURONIC ACID - increases skin moisture, and reduces the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles.
Glysal Pads - Contains glycolic + salicylic acid - to chemically exfoliate dead skin cells
Acne Foaming Cleanser - Contains Salicylic Acid that helps remove dirt and oil from the skin causing acne.
Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Gel - Attacks the bacteria on your skin
BEST SERVICES FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN IN NEW JERSEY
For more severe acne that the above recommendations won’t work, The Park MedSpa offers effective Treatments Available. Acne Treatments are our specialty!
NeoClear by Aerolase offers patients of all ages and skin types a new safe, effective, and tolerable treatment for acne using advanced 650-microsecond technology. NeoClear is a powerful acne treatment that eliminates the major factors causing acne including excess sebum production, inflammation, and the p.acnes bacteria. Typically, many different treatments, medications, or skin care options are required to address these factors, but NeoClear can achieve this with a single device.
Acne facial includes deep pore cleansing and exfoliation, blackheads, whiteheads, and scars. This type of facial is aimed at minimizing pores with special facial masks, restoring a natural glow to the skin, and preventing future acne breakouts. Recommendations will be made for use of special products for acne-prone skin to be used in between facial treatments. In The Park Med Spa, we have experts specializing in treating acne facials. Our results are very impressive as a result of many years of experience and knowledge.
Our Teen Facial targets all the skin concerns associated with adolescent skin (breakouts, congestion, overproduction of oil, dehydration, etc.)
Microneedling is proven to improve the appearance of acne scars in patients ages 22 and older. It works by creating thousands of micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process while minimizing cellular damage. This rejuvenates your skin from the inside out. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
We at The Park Med Spa use PCA and GlyMed Plus chemical peels. Our peels are tailored depending on the needs of the individual and offer measurable results in the improvement of acne. Chemical peels are applied to the skin that causes the dead or damaged skin cells to peel off. As a result, new and healthy skin cells are revealed (cell turnover) to the surface leaving your skin glowing. (Read more to know what works for your skin need)
BOOK THE BEST ACNE TREATMENTS IN NEW JERSEY
If you are looking for an expert and trained esthetician who can help in treating acne, come to The Park MedSpa, located at 513 R Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904, United States.
Dr. Arthur Miller and Marina Shepelevsky, an esthetician with 30 years of experience who has developed a phenomenal international reputation in NY for treating problem skin, in particular, she is an expert in treating acne and aging skin are more than happy to help you put together a customized skin treatment, and answer any questions you have about acne.
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