Acne and Acne Scars Treatment in Vancouver, WA
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the world. It is estimated that more than 80% of teenagers and young adults experience it at some point in their lives. Acne is a medical term for pimples or breakouts on the face, back or neck.
What causes acne?
Acne is triggered when a number of things go wrong. The first culprit is a build-up of sebum. Sebum is an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands, which are connected to the hair follicles. They exist to moisturize the skin and hair, but when there’s a build-up of sebum, it can cause breakouts when it gets trapped inside hair follicles and builds up bacteria. Another culprit is the production of certain hormones, like androgens, during puberty. These mess with the normal functioning of your skin. Another factor is the type of bacteria on your skin. Some types of bacteria live on your skin and are harmless. But certain types of bacteria can cause pimples.
How can acne and acne scars be treated with laser?
Laser treatment, which can help diminish both deep and surface scars by stimulating the creation of new collagen within the skin, can be used to treat acne scars by reducing the depth and visibility of the scars. Laser can be used to treat both open and closed comedones. Depending on the type of laser that is being used, the procedure can be painful, so patients may require pain medication. Lasers can be used alone or in combination with other treatments such as chemical peels or dermabrasion. The use of Laser therapy alone or in combination can help improve the appearance of acne scars by eliminating the redness and bumpy texture of scar tissue, helping reduce depth and improve skin tone.
Acne treatment at NW Laser & Skin Care in Vancouver, WA
Acne is a common skin condition that can affect people of all ages. While there are many over-the-counter treatments available, it is best to consult our aesthetic physician to find out what the best acne treatment is for you. If you treat acne early, you can prevent it from becoming severe. Follow a healthy skincare routine and use acne treatments that are best suited for your skin type. You can also go for acne scar removal treatment at NW Laser & Skin Care to reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Scars are depressions or indentations in the skin that occur after a medical condition such as acne or after a surgical incision. Especially when they're on the face or other visible areas, scars can carry the stigma of adolescent acne long after the acne is gone, or they can serve as unpleasant reminders of past surgery.
Acne scars can occur as the skin heals from pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads that form when oil, bacteria, and dead cells get stuck below the skin's surface. Acne scars are typically indented marks or raised, red areas that sometimes give the skin a wavy appearance. Surgical scars, meanwhile, form naturally as the skin heals from an incision.
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