Acne may caused by hormone changes, poor diet, nutrition deficiency, stress, skin inflammation and genetic orders.
What Are The Types of Acne Condition?
These are 4 different grades of Acne condition:
All acne grades require different treatment methods.
Understanding the grade of your acne can help you choose the course of treatment that will be most effective. It will help you in selecting products. It will help you decide if you can treat your acne at home or if you should see a doctor for treatment.
Grade I acne is the mildest form of acne. There may be minor pimples but they will small, appear only very occasionally, and in small numbers (one or two). Blackheads and milia will be found, sometimes in great numbers, but there is no inflammation of Grade I acne. This is commonly seen in early adolescence, especially in the nose and/or forehead. Many adults also experience grade I acne, as blackheads on the nose and forehead. Milia are commonly found in the eye area and chin.
This type of acne can be successfully treated at home using an over-the-counter product containing salicylic acid. Results generally are seen quickly. Treating acne while it is still in its early stages helps prevent acne from progressing, especially in teens. Grade I acne may progress to Grade II if left untreated.
Grade IIGrade II is considered moderate acne. There will be blackheads and milia, generally in greater numbers. You will start seeing more papules and the formation of pustules in this stage. They will appear with greater frequency, and general breakout activity will be more obvious. Slight inflammation of the skin is now apparent.
In teens, you may see the acne progress from the nose and forehead to other areas of the face. Acne may start to affect the chest and shoulders, with occasional breakouts on the back, especially in males. Adult women may find greater breakout activity in the cheeks, chin, and jaw line area, especially just before and during the menstrual cycle.
Grade II acne can still be treated at home, using over-the-counter products. In addition to a salicylic acid, a benzoyl peroxide lotion should be used daily to help kill the bacteria that cause inflamed breakouts. However, if after several weeks of home treatment your acne does not significantly improve, it is time to see a doctor. Grade II acne may progress to Grade III, especially if pimples are habitually picked at or squeezed.
Grade III This type of acne is considered severe. The main difference between Grade II acne and Grade III is the amount of inflammation present. The skin is now obviously reddened and inflamed. Papules and pustules have developed in greater numbers, and nodules will be present.
Grade III usually involves other body areas, such as the neck, chest, shoulders, and/or upper back, as well as the face. The chance of scarring becomes higher as the infection spreads and becomes deeper.
A doctor should treat acne at this stage. Left untreated, Grade III acne may progress to Grade IV.
Grade IV The most serious form of acne, Grade IV is often referred to as nodulocystic or cystic acne. The skin will display numerous papules, pustules, and nodules, in addition to cysts. There is a pronounced amount of inflammation and breakouts are severe. Cystic acne is very painful.
Acne of this severity usually extends beyond the face, and may affect the entire back, chest, shoulders, and upper arms. The infection is deep and widespread. Nearly all cystic acne sufferers develop scarring.
Grade IV acne must be treated by a doctor. It tends to be hard to control, and almost always requires powerful systemic medications in addition to topical treatments.
This treatment is perfect for those looking for a safe, quick procedure to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin. Laser skin rejuvenation has become the procedure of choice among top celebrities and working population who cannot afford time away from work to recover from more intense procedures, or who want a better solution to sun-damaged, aging or acne-scarred skin.
Laser skin rejuvenation is a non-invasive treatment that uses light energy to gently stimulate natural collagen growth, improve pores, remove irregular pigmentation and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen provides the support network to our skin. The laser works by stimulating collagen production. As the new collagen is generated, the production of sebum on your face will be balance and decreases the Acne formation.
Treatment for Acne
This is a non-invasive procedure that uses beam of light as high-energy pulse to disintegrate sebum deposits. The Revlite laser is applied to remove surface scars or discoloration like acne spots, sun tans, age spots, liver marks, sun freckles or even a tattoo. Further, the laser promotes collagen growth underneath the skin. This results in firmer and younger looking skin.
Our doctor will be able to assess your Acne issues and make a recommendation for such treatment.
What is Revlite Laser?RevLite® is the next generation of Q-switched laser technology — a multi-purpose, multi-wavelength aesthetic medical laser that offers maximum power and versatility for a broad range of indications on all skin types. RevLite® utilizes an extremely high-speed shutter to produce nanosecond pulse widths, enabling highly effective procedures with less heat and increased safety. Featuring PhotoAcoustic Technology Pulse®, the RevLite® delivers very narrow pulse widths at peak energy, even at larger spot sizes. The speed and power of RevLite® can create a superior PhotoAcoustic rejuvenation effect, including a more refreshed appearance, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, smoother texture, tightening and decreased pore size.
By storing energy between pulses, an EO (electro-optic) Q-switched laser is able to achieve a shorter output pulse. The Q-switch acts as a high-speed shutter, allowing the RevLite® laser to produce peak power output of 200 megawatts in a 5 – 20 ns pulse width. This creates a PhotoAcoustic effect, delivering peak energy with such force that the target molecule vibrates and shatters. The energy is delivered throughout the epidermis faster than the normal relaxation time of healthy tissue. As a result, this technology enhances safety and eliminates the need for skin cooling or any concern for scarring.
How does the Revlite laser remove the Acne?The Revlite laser uses the energy of light to remove the Acne. A laser is a device similar to the wavelength of light, which is designed to absorb, reflect or simply passed through objects. The wavelength of light to be used during the treatment is determined by quality of the skin to be treated. The laser energy stimulates new collagen production to balance the face tissues with new skin cells. Acne pigmentation and scars are filled in with new tissues and naturally fade away without harming the surrounding skin. RevLite laser acne pigmentation and scar treatment is safe for all skin types, including very light and dark skin.
Is the process painful?The Revlite laser emits short flashes of light called pulses which is very similar to IPL. The impact of the energy from the powerful pulse of light is similar to an ant bite on your skin. The majority of all patients do not require anesthesia. Anesthesia creams are available if needed.
How many sessions will it take to remove the Acne pigmentation?The number or treatments depends on the size and degree of pigmentation on the skin. On the average, a total of 3-7 treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart will be necessary. Rarely, will more than ten treatments be needed.
What to expect?An initial redness is noticed but it disappears within a few hours time. In rare cases, it might take longer for the redness to recede. There are provisions for local anesthesia but the discomfort is so minimal that patients decide to opt out of it. Doctors advise abstinence from alcohol, Vitamin E and ASA prior to the treatment. Ideally you should not expose yourself to sun immediately after the treatment but in case going out during daytime becomes absolutely necessary, a sunscreen with high SPF is strongly recommended.
An antibacterial ointment will be applied to the area. The treated area should be kept clean with continued application of any ointment given to you by our physician. A shower can be taken the next day, although the treated area should not be scrubbed or touched with soap.
Will the Acne pigmentation completely disappear?In many cases, the pigmentation will fade and disappear. As there are many reasons for Acne to reoccur again, it is best to speak to our doctor to find out the reason of your Acne breakout. Our doctor may also prescribe oral medications, facial cleanser and cream designed by doctors to heal your acne problems.