Some people experience the occasional breakout that they spot treat or ignore. Many others deal with a constant struggle to keep their skin clear of acne. This latter group can find some salvation in over-the-counter products, but many consider getting help from a dermatologist. Below we explain when one should make the jump to seeing a derm, as well as why one should.
Blackheads are the curse of many teenagers and young adults, and getting rid of them can become a time-consuming (and skin-damaging) fixation. Many acne sufferers try to take matters into their own hands by performing their own blackhead extractions, a practice safe and effective only in a professional setting.
What is dermabrasion?
Dermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure that uses a wire brush or diamond wheel to remove layers of skin, causing new healthy skin to grow back with a more even appearance in color and texture. Commonly used to treat acne scars, the treatment is most often performed in a doctor’s office or on an outpatient basis. Read on to learn all about about dermabrasion.
As more and more spas offer them, chemical peels are becoming a popular treatment for many with acne. Before you schedule yours, make sure it’s the treatment that’s right for YOU: read on to learn what exactly a chemical peel is and everything else you should know about chemical peels for acne.
Blue light therapy is a new approach to treating acne. While it has little research to prove its effectiveness, it is an interesting alternative to conventional medications. Read on to learn how it improves acne and what recent research found about its effectiveness.
What are facials for acne?
A facial is a group of procedures, performed by an aesthetician, to remove dead skin cells and unclog the pores on your face. Facials are available at most spas, but the methods for performing each procedure can vary. When getting facials for acne, the esthetician will perform each of the following procedures: Continue reading