Professional Acne Treatments
If you’ve tried at-home treatments and aren’t seeing results, then it might be time to turn to the experts. A skin therapist can provide more targeted treatments using specialised skincare designed to combat acne.
Depending on your skin type, your skin therapist might suggest one (or more) of these acne treatments:
Extractions: Can't resist the urge to squeeze those blackheads? Then hand this task over to a professional. Your skin therapist will use special extraction tools to safely remove dirt and debris from your pores. You'll get a clearer-looking complexion without the redness (not to mention risk of infection!) that comes with popping your own pimples.
Microdermabrasion: This intensive exfoliation process removes the topmost layer of skin, unveiling fresher, healthier-looking skin underneath. Sure you could use an at-home microdermabrasion kit. But clinical microdermabrasion produces better and longer-lasting results.
Chemical peels: Much like microdermabrasion, peels remove the top layer of skin– in this case using a chemical solution. Your skin may feel more sensitive for a few days, but then your complexion will be smoother and more glowy. Plus, you may also notice less acne and fewer breakout-related marks and scars.
Prescription Acne Treatments
While there are many causes of acne, such as stress or using the wrong products, hormonal changes can also cause or worsen acne. Medical issues such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), menopause, allergies, and autoimmune conditions can mess with your skin and lead to breakouts.
If you’ve tried every acne remedy out there and nothing seems to work, or you have other medical symptoms besides acne, it's time for a visit to your doctor. They’ll be able to diagnose and help treat any underlying conditions that are triggering your acne.
Even if your acne isn’t caused by a medical issue, a doctor can still help by prescribing medication that targets severe acne. Your doctor might prescribe a systemic retinol treatment to aid skin healing, for example, or a prescription-strength scar cream to reduce the severity of acne scars.
The thing to remember is acne isn’t something you should have to put up with. There are professionals out there who can help you find the best facial treatment for acne that works for you.
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