Acne vulgaris is the medical term for commonly called skin condition – pimples. Acne is a disorder that affects the skin’s oil glands and hair follicles. When Sebaceous glands starts producing more sebum or oil and is not cleaned properly, it forms a clog on the surface of the skin which attracts bacteria to proliferate and thus inflammation takes place which results in Acne formation.
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 by whatever means you can. Acne may be seen at one point of time in our life 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 mentions Dr Manoj Agarwala.
Acne may be seen at one point of time in our life but it can lead to dark spots, permanent scars and often lead to severe psychological problems like low self-esteem and depression which are particularly devastating for adolescents. Therefore, prompt and accurate treatment is a must to avoid the above problems as acne is completely manageable.
Adult acne – a lot of adult Indians have insulin resistance leading to acne at this age.
It can be multifactorial though some common causes may include.
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, says Dr Manoj Agarwala, MD at M A Skin & Hair Superspeciality Skin Clinic. Look for cosmetics and toiletries with the label “noncomedogenic,” meaning that they don’t clog pores.
Acne can be a completely manageable and controllable condition with various treatment options. The treatment depends on the type of acne, age, 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 creams, etc. are used depending on the type of acne. Each acne needs different and customised approach for best results.
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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” at M A Skin & Hair Superspeciality Clinic 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 the best Q switched laser in the country and M A Skin & Hair Superspeciality Clinic prides itself to be the forerunner in having state of the art lasers for their patients.
“Acne erase” is a special programme to deal with the foot prints of acne and can be discussed during your consultation with Dr Manoj Agarwala, the best acne doctor in India.