Introduction To Acne

Acne is commonly called Pimples in colloquial speech. Medical term for acne is ACNE VULGARIS. It  is an inflammatory disease caused when the sebaceous gland (found in the hair follicle) which produces oil or ‘sebum’ get blocked. There are many reasons for this blockage but the end result is the same, Bacteria build up, which may  result in a break out that we see as acne or pimples.

It is the commonest of skin problems, with 95% of people suffering at some point in their lives. Commonly found in adolescents because of hormonal changes. It is not necessary that only people with oily skin will suffer from it. Most people will have mild indications with occasional acne breakouts whereas others will have much more severe acne problem. It is important that acne treatment is given effectively and as early as possible to prevent acne marks or scars.

There has been a lot of scientific research and advancement for the treatment of acne. If you want to know how to get rid of Pimples talk to our specialists and discuss the available options for you in detail. 

We provide a complete skin analysis and customized treatment plan for each patient. 

Factors causing and exacerbating Acne

Hormones:  Androgens are hormones that increase in boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives also can affect sebum production and may be responsible for acne during pregnancy. Low amounts of androgens circulate in the blood of women and can worsen acne.

Genetic Makeup : The cause of Skin cells clogging the pores of sebaceous gland is poorly understood but it has been seen that acne does run in the family. If any of your parents had acne at puberty you have higher chance of a breakout.

Certain medications : Examples include drugs containing corticosteroids, testosterone, oral contraceptives or lithium. 

Diet : Studies indicate that certain dietary factors, including skimmed milk and carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, bagels and chips — may worsen acne. Chocolate has long been suspected of making acne worse. A small study of 14 men with acne showed that eating chocolate was related to a worsening of symptoms. Further study is needed to examine why this happens and whether people with acne would benefit from following specific dietary restrictions.

Stress : Stress can make acne worse.

Acne treatment requires a multi-modal approach utilizing medical treatment and aesthetic procedures such as Chemical Peels and Laser/Light treatment.

Treatments Available for Acne

Medical Treatment

Acne medication work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection or reducing inflammation — which helps prevent scarring.

Medical treatment of Acne in initial stages is done by Oral agents-Antibiotics, Retinoids, Anti inflammatory, some times hormones etc. and Topical agents- Retinoids, Benzoyl peroxidase, Antibiotic creams etc. With most prescription acne drugs, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. It can take many months or years for your acne to clear up completely.

Acne medical treatment has to be highly customized according to the skin type and severity of the condition.

Book a consultation and discuss your problem in detail.  

Chemical Peel

A Chemical Peel treatment is a process to improve the appearance of skin of face, neck and hands by applying a chemical solution to remove the outer damaged skin revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture, and color ...

Laser and Light Therapy

Lasers are highly concentrated beams of light which carry light energy to the target tissue. 

The mechanism of Lasers is easy to understand. Just like a piece paper absorbs sunlight and heats up according to its color, various pigments present in the skin absorb laser light selectively. 

With scientific advancement numerous lasers have become available to treat various skin conditions by affecting and heating up different pigments in the skin. 

Lasers provide a noninvasive quick effective and accurate treatment solution for a diverse range of conditions such as Acne scars, Birthmarks, Facial redness, Hyperpigmentation, Melasma, Scars, Skin lesions, Spider veins, Stretch marks, Sun-damaged skin, Tattoo removal, Unwanted hair, Wrinkles

At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best customized treatment plan for you.