Many cases of acne involve adolescents and teenagers, but adults also experience acne problems. Adult acne can lead to emotional and physical scarring. One way to treat acne is through laser treatments.
What Causes Acne Breakouts?
Acne consists of infections that create lesions on the patient’s skin that manifest themselves as blackheads, whiteheads or pimples. Bacteria also cause acne. The root of acne is sebum. This material together with dead skin cells and skin oils block the skin pores and cause acne. A number of reasons can cause high sebum levels.
Hormones related to puberty, menstruation and stress have been known to cause acne. Drugs and medications that have hormonal components also cause acne. Medications like anti-seizure drugs, lithium and corticosteroids may cause acne.
Adult acne the same as acne is caused by hormonal imbalances. However, adult acne can also result from lifestyle or diet issues. People who are susceptible to acne are advised to avoid greasy or unhealthy foods.
Stress causes acne because of its ability to trigger certain hormones. Stress causes acne in so far as a person fails to eat a healthy diet, sleep sufficiently and engages in a poor lifestyle. However, even though a person sticks to a healthy diet and cares for their skin, stress can increase acne. This is because stress causes the body to produce more of the hormone that causes acne while at the same time hampering the healing of the skin.
Food allergies can also lead to adult acne. Food allergies depend on a person, and the best way to verify the foods that cause your acne is to go through a standard test. One common test for food allergies that may be causing acne is the Elisa Food Allergy Panel. This test normally looks at the patient’s antibodies to determine their reaction toward different foods. This way, a specialist will determine which food allergies are causing your acne.
Although no foods have been shown to cause the breakout of acne by themselves, foods that are high in sugar, fat, carbohydrates, and oil can cause acne breakouts. Some experts also associate acidic foods with acne. Foods such as cranberries, corn, lentils, milk and animal proteins are said to be acidic and to be increased acne.
Laser Treatment for Adult Acne
One of the effective treatments for adult acne is laser acne treatment. Research has found that laser treatments reduce the reoccurrence of acne by 50%. Additionally, laser treatments restore pigmentation, increase collagen, reduce wrinkles and scarring and also lower sebum (the chemical that causes acne).
How Does Laser Treatment Work?
One of our highly trained staff members will take a laser and aim it at the areas that need to be treated. The last will emit gentle energy pulses that penetrate deep into the skin to the roots. By shrinking oil glands and limiting their ability to produce acne, your body will produce collagen to help fill in the scars.
Some patients might feel a slight tingling sensation, but there is little to no pain at all. If they want, the patient can opt to have a topical anesthetic applied. Don’t expect to have to take off work or school to get this treatment done, since you can go right back to your duties. While everyone is different, patients should see results start to appear after one treatment.
We provide laser treatment for acne at Seamist Medspa. Our team of highly trained staff will be able to make sure you are comfortable and get the best treatment possible. Please contact us to schedule your consultation today.