Acne Treatment Questions and Answers
Having acne can make you feel shy, anxious, overwhelmed, or even depressed. It doesn’t matter if your condition is mild or severe, Suburban Healthcare Associates offers ClearLift laser technology, and skin rejuvenation treatments. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Naperville IL, Plainfield IL, and Joliet IL.
Acne is a skin disorder that happens when hair follicles become clogged and blocked with dead skin cells and oil, causing whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples, even large, solid painful lumps beneath the skin. Acne is common among teenagers, and it also affects people of all ages. One thing is certain, acne causes emotional distress and leaves scars on the face. The earlier you start treatment, then it means lowering the risk of having these problems. If you have acne, then you will want to speak with our team of professionals. We offer the best in laser technology and skin rejuvenation treatments that will help clear up your acne.
What is the best way to clear acne?
Suburban Healthcare Associates offers ClearLift, as part of its Alma Lasers’ Harmony XL Pro multi-application platform. It is a quick and comfortable treatment for all skin types and the added bonus is no downtime. This innovative laser technology for acne goes after the dermal layer below the skin, blood circulation, and cellular renewal. By penetrating under the surface of the skin, the skin heals quickly and regenerates the areas that were affected.
There are also lots of products on the market that will treat acne fast, and it is important to see a doctor if your acne is not clearing up. A family doctor or dermatologist can help at any stage of your acne and they will offer different types of prescription medications and non-prescription medications.
How long does it take for your skin to start looking better?
ClearLift typically requires three treatments done in about three to four weeks apart for best results. In some cases, results might be seen after the first procedure and most scars and active acne will diminish or vanish one week after the treatment.
Using acne products for treatment may take time and improvements should be evident in four to six weeks, depending on the individual and overall health.
How can I detox my skin?
There are many ways to detox the skin and you don’t need expensive products, spa memberships, or high-end, costly equipment to get the job done.
Following a well-balanced diet will give you a nice glow, so eat lots of foods like fruits and vegetables and avoid fried foods and sugar. They are not healthy, which means they are not good for your skin.
Exercise is also an effective part of skin detoxification. When you sweat, your skin perspires and heart races, helping flush out unwanted toxins, waste, and impurities.
Facial treatments are great for detoxification. A proper clean by a dermatologist or spa professional will help get your pores cleaned out and your skin will look healthy and shiny.
Cleansing should also be a part of everyone’s daily routine. Double cleansing is effective, and it involves using a pre-cleanser and a cleanser.
A gentle exfoliator is key in skin detox and will help bring back your baby-soft skin. This application helps remove flaky skin cells and buffs away dead skin, leaving you with clearer skin.
Let’s also not forget that properly hydrating your skin with serum or moisturizer twice a day is excellent with maintaining healthy skin. Serums are perfect since they hydrate your skin and help other products sink deeper into your skin.
Drinking water is the best detox for your skin. It is highly recommended that when you wake up, start the day off with a glass of water with lemon juice. This helps digestion and pushes your liver into detox mode to flush out toxins.
Quitting smoking and reducing alcohol intake are also important if you want healthy skin. Remember, the less toxins result in having healthier skin.
Making major lifestyle changes are also key to combating acne and will help prevent future breakouts. Tame your stress levels, get quality sleep, clean up before and after your exercise routines, wash your workout gear a few times a week, clean your smartphone daily, and use sunscreen when you are outside. Stay healthy on the inside and out, and your skin will look and feel healthier.
Suburban Healthcare Associates is home to a leading team of doctors and cutting-edge technology, and we can help clear up your acne so you can get your life back with confidence. We serve patients from Naperville IL, Plainfield IL, Joliet IL, Woodridge IL, Wolfs IL, Warrenville IL, Crystal Lawns IL, Romeoville IL, Lockport IL, Crest Hill IL, Shorewood IL, Gilletts IL, and Fairmont IL.