It can be embarrassing to be a grown adult and find yourself still dealing with acne. It erodes your self-confidence, and every time you look in the mirror, it annoys you all over again.
Acne can be a complicated problem, starting with trying to determine what caused it in the first place. It typically starts with a combination of dirt, oils and dead skin that clog the pores, giving bacteria a perfect sanctuary to live and breed. This can lead to infection and inflammation.
That’s part of what makes treating acne so difficult. There are several factors to consider and each one needs to be treated separately and differently. Once the acne is under better control, you need to make sure your skin is as healthy as possible, to diminish the possibility of recurring breakouts.
Treatments for Acne
There is an abundance of acne treatments and products on the market today. Some are effective, but many are not. How do you choose? How can you know what products will work and what ones won’t?
This article will highlight a few of the most effective acne treatments available, based on the science behind them and the results they produce.
Light therapy treatment can involve red light, blue light or a combination of the two, with blue light being the most aggressive at destroying acne-causing bacteria. The blue light kills bacteria by shutting down their metabolism. The red light reduces inflammation often associated with acne.
A chemical peel involves the application of professional-strength acids to the skin, which removes several layers of old or damaged skin. This helps improve the appearance of the skin and is highly effective in diminishing signs of acne scarring.
Physician-Grade Skin Care Products
Professional skin care companies create and produce extraordinary, high-end skin care products that are only sold in doctors’ offices and aesthetic clinics. These products are heavily tested and through their proprietary combination of top of the line ingredients, produce outstanding results.
One such company is ZO® Skin Health Products, founded by Dr. Zein Obagi, whose products are specifically designed to improve the health of your skin from the inside out. Not only do they carry products formulated to clear up your acne breakouts, but they can also supply you with skin health solutions that will restore the body’s natural functions of preventing future skin disorders.
Acne is not considered a serious medical condition unless you’re the one who is suffering. OBI BioAesthetic Institute offers many acne treatments. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover the best treatments and products to help you overcome stubborn acne. Our practice sees patients in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Neptune Beach, and throughout the surrounding areas of Florida.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. The information in this blog post is informational only and not intended to be medical advice.
The team at OBI BioAesthetic Institute invites you to bridge the best you, from the inside – out. Call today 904-273-5454 to schedule your personalized Aesthetic Medicine consultation with Gerrie M. Obi, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CPSN.