Facial blemishes can take a toll on your levels of self-confidence. Blemishes can lead you to steer away from social interactions, photographs and even romantic encounters. Some of us leave the facial blemishes behind in our teens and have great clear skin as adults. Others, however, struggle for many years with a variety of concerns that can each take a toll on self-esteem and confidence levels.
Some factors that contribute to the onset of blemishes may include stress, hormones, diet, poor skincare and also environmental factors. Blemishes can also develop as a result of an allergic response to some foods or things that you encounter daily.
There are many types of skin blemishes, some of which include the following.
Patients may have one or more types of blemishes appearing on their skin. Combinations of blemishes can often mean combinations of treatments in order to get the best in results.
The clinic can offer treatments for scars caused by trauma or previous surgery, such as sub-mammary scars and abdominoplasty scars. These types of scarring can be improved with the Fraxel Re:Store® Laser after three treatments, but it’s important to note that they may not completely disappear. However, a 50-60% improvement is a realistic expectation.
Small scars (excluding multiple acne scars) and significantly raised scars, such as keloids, cannot unfortunately be treated using the Fraxel Re:Store® Laser.
Just as there are many types of skin blemishes, there are just as many causes behind them. Hormonal changes can often be the cause of blemishes. Specifically, the hormone known as androgen. This hormone can lead to blemishes when it becomes active. This is due to an increase in the hormone resulting in an increased production of sebum. As sebum accumulates, it increases the chance for bacteria to grow and clog the pores.
Acne blemishes can be hormonal. They can also be the result of clogged and infected pores. This infection ultimately leads to the formation of whiteheads or blackheads. Improper treatment of these acne lesions, such as picking or squeezing leads to the formation of scars.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy can result in someone who once had perfectly clear skin to break out in a variety of painful and unsightly blemishes.
Poor diet can also take a toll on your skin. It is important, no matter the type of treatment that you undergo, that you drink plenty of water and ensure that you have a balanced diet.
Some other factors that can contribute to developing blemishes include high levels of stress, allergies and the wrong skincare regime. Stress can take a significant toll on your body and also lead to hormonal disruptions that impact your skin. Allergies are quite common, even amongst those who have never before experienced an allergic reaction to something. It could be as simple as changing out the detergents that you use.
Your consultation is your opportunity to learn more about the procedures that can best benefit you. During the consultation your medical history will be gathered and your current skin care regime will be discussed. A skin assessment will be performed. This will help to best determine the treatment plan that you can benefit from. Clinically proven skincare treatments will be recommended.
There is no one-size solution for the treatment of blemishes. Once we have an understanding of the concerns that you are facing, we will be able to devise a blemish treatment plan.
At epiclinic® we often use lasers to boost the functionality of your skin. Lasers can also address texture, tone, discolouration, pore size and help to reverse the effects of sun damage. Chemical peels and custom skincare treatments can help to reduce and completely eliminate the appearance of blemishes.
No two blemish treatments are alike in the way that they will react with your skin. The results that you can expect will depend on the treatment that you opt for. The type of blemishes that are being treated will also impact the results you can expect. Most patients will experience some redness and irritation after treatment. There may be some tenderness for a few days following treatment.
Most patients find that they can see results of treatment after two weeks of allowing their skin to heal.
It is important to rely on qualified and trained professionals when it comes to your skincare. A trained medical technician or doctor should be the one performing your treatments and addressing your blemishes.
Are you interested in learning more about how we, at epiclinic®, can help to improve your skin? Call to schedule your blemish treatment consultation and be well on the path towards healthy glowing skin.
Consultations with a dermal clinician are complimentary.