Acne is a common skin condition that affects both teens and adults. It’s a condition caused by hair follicles that become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Some people experience minor acne, while others may suffer with extreme cases. It can not only become painful and irritating, it can also take a serious hit on your self confidence and mental health, leaving many people searching for acne treatments that can help.
In extreme cases, the entire face, neck, back and shoulders can be covered in white heads, blackheads and red sore bumps. There are many drug store washes, pads and creams that claim they can take it away (and some might), but a lot of acne cases are not that easily fixed. Without proper acne treatment, the condition can worsen and often leads to scarred areas of the face and body. Ageless Living Cold Lake offers some great solutions to acne, but first let’s learn more about it.
Most people who suffer with acne have the same symptoms, but they can vary in severity from person to person. The most common symptoms are :
- Sore, pus-filled bumps beneath the surface of the skin
- Small, red, tender lumps
- Larger, hard lumps under the surface of the skin
Those who experience pimples often confuse it with acne. The difference? Acne is a disease and pimples are simply a symptom. It’s very common to get a pimple now and then and this typically doesn’t require treatment and will go away in a few days on it’s own. But should you begin to experience the above symptoms, seeking treatment early can help fight the acne before it worsens and lessen the chance of permanent scarring.
While many people will tell you things like sugar, dairy, stress and a high fat diet will cause pimples or acne, studies are not conclusive to prove it. What science HAS proved, is that acne (of all severities) is caused by :
- Pores clogged by oil and dead skin cells
- Excess oil production
- Excess hormone activity
While a healthy, balanced diet is linked to better skin, it’s not always the quick fix. For many people suffering with acne, things like a hormone imbalance can be the cause. Others may experience infections. Things like infection or a hormone imbalance usually require proper acne treatment by a dermatologist.
Products and Acne Treatments Available
If you’re one of the lucky ones, a simple over the counter cream or facewash might do the trick for your acne. But if you’re not so lucky, further diagnosis and treatment may be needed. The highly trained team at Ageless Living Cold Lake has the knowledge and equipment needed to help treat your acne, no matter the cause.
Finding a proper cleanser, one that uses the right ingredients could be the key to clearing up your acne. The Alumier line of skincare products offers several acne treatments that are :
- Dye free
- Paraben free
- Sulfate free
- Phthalate free
- Animal cruelty free
- Artificial fragrance free
- Chemical sunscreen filter free
Acne Clarifying Cleanser – deep cleans pores and calms skin for a clearer complexion.
Acne Balancing Serum – is an advanced, lightweight acne serum that penetrates pores to reduce acne, allow skin to heal and prevent new pimples.
Spot Clearing Lotion – is an innovative fast-acting acne blemish formulation with benzoyl peroxide to reduce acne-causing bacteria and heal pimples quickly.
Full skincare kits are also available to provide you with a lineup of products to help treat your acne.
Medical Professional Performed Treatments
When a cream, serum or scrub are just not cutting it, other treatments are available. If the topical treatments DID work, but your skin was left scarred, there are some solutions to help reduce the visible scarring as well. These treatments are performed by trained doctors, nurses and medical aestheticians. Acne treatments offered at the Ageless Living Cold Lake office are:
BLU-U ANTI-AGING & ACNE TREATMENTS – Our advanced Blu-U Photodynamic therapy uses blue light to selectively eradicate Propionibacterium—the bacteria that cause acne—leaving your skin less prone to breakouts.
MICRODERMABRASION – This popular skincare treatment gently ‘sands’ your skin, removing dead skin cells and causing your current skin cells to regenerate.
MEDICAL FACIALS AND MASKS – There is a significant difference between the home facial products that you can buy in pharmacies and the medical-grade facials that licensed professionals can perform.
CHEMICAL PEELS – These treatments are similar to microdermabrasion in terms of results (clearer skin, reduced wrinkles and scars), while being completely different in how they work.
If a more natural and holistic approach is something you’d like to consider, then meeting with a naturopathic doctor might be a step in the right direction. There are many cases of acne that can be cleared up with a better diet, proper vitamins or over the counter herbs and supplements. Consider chatting with our team to discuss this route for your acne treatment.
Whatever the cause of your acne, you don’t have to suffer. The team at Ageless Living Cold Lake understands the toll it can take on your mental health, social life, work life and overall self confidence. We are here to help you look your best self at any age and offer a wide range of ace treatment options for everyone. Our highly trained professionals can work with you to determine the best treatment for YOU and your skin type.
Take the first step towards feeling confident in your own skin and book your free skin consultation with our team today.