Acne vulgaris is the medical term for pimples.
Acne is a disorder that affects the skin’s oil glands and hair follicles. When sebaceous glands start producing more sebum or oil and is not cleaned properly, it forms a clog on the surface of the skin that attracts bacteria to proliferate and thus inflammation takes place which results in Acne formation.
Adult – a lot of adult Indians have insulin resistance leading to acne at this age.
It can be multifactorial though some common causes may include:
Acne may be seen at some point of time in our life but if untreated it can lead to dark spots and permanent scars. Treating your active acne early is of utmost importance as most patients reach us post development of acne scars. Acne scarring is really tricky to treat so the most important thing is to avoid it.
Sometimes severe psychological concerns like low self-esteem and depression which are particularly devastating for adolescents are also seen in practice. Therefore, prompt and accurate treatment is a must to avoid the above problems as acne is completely manageable. Stay away from some of the crazy home remedies or OTC medications in an effort to get rid of acne. If you have acne/ pimple problem that won’t go away – Don’t suffer in silence, treat it early as EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS DO EXIST.
Acne treatment has multiple stages - to control new breakouts, to clear the sequelae (pigmentation and scars) and to prevent a relapse. An attempt to find out the root cause of acne should be made in every patient or else it keeps recurring. Each phase takes a couple of weeks before we move to the next phase of treatment. If you have active acne lesions, it should be controlled on priority basis.“Acne-Erase” is a special programme to deal with acne and its foot prints. You can discuss this during your consultation with Dr Manoj Agarwala, the best acne doctor in India.
Acne can be a completely treatable condition with various options. The treatment depends on the type of acne, age of the patient and stage of acne. Active acne requires treatment with oral medicines like antibiotics and retinoid. Topical treatment includes retinoid creams, benzyl peroxide, and topical antibiotic creams, azelaic acid creamdepending on the type of acne. Each acne needs different and customised approach for best results.Apart from active pharmaceutical medicines, a healthy diet and lifestyle is mandatory to achieve results.
Chemical peels are effective in controlling active acne and also dark spots. They also improve fine scars. Overall they make your skin rejuvenated and look fresh. We use special “sequential peel technique” for faster response to treatment and for a quick return to normal skin.
Carbon peel with Q switched laser that has a gaussian beam profile is highly effective and can deliver results from the first session itself. It is also called the Hollywood peel. We have one of the best Q-switched laser in the country and the clinic prides itself to be the forerunner in having state of the art lasers for their patients.
This is sometimes seen that even on medication, 1-2 pimples can pop up. There is nothing to worry and in its due course it will resolve. However if there is an important event, a procedurecalled ILTAC can be done to make it go away faster.
Most of the time, a parlour facial has ingredients that could be harsh and lead to a flare of acne lesions. You can opt for Hydrafacial or Oxygeneo facial at the clinic which helps with ongoing medications by unclogging pores and killing bacteria.
You don’t have to stop wearing makeup altogether, but you might try switching brands or going with a different type. If you’re noticing breakouts along the sides of your temples, hair creams or gels might be exacerbating your acne. Look for cosmetics with the label “noncomedogenic,” meaning that they don’t clog pores. You can ask the clinic pharmacy for a noncomedogenic acne friendly make-up remover.