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Acne Scars Dermabrasion, Light Therapy and Acne, Types of Acne Treatment


Is there any permanent treatment for acne? If yes, please suggest some treatment of acne or way to cure acne!


Acne is caused due to the blocking of the skins oil glands or the sebaceous glands. Once the oil gets trapped it eventually gets mixed with bacteria and causes inflammation which leads to the formation of the pimple or acne. Once the inflammation reaches a certain levels it ruptures the head of the acne boil and the bacteria spreads to other blocked pores causing a full blown outbreak of acne. There are a number of acne causes; these include puberty, stress, dietary factors and low levels of hygiene. The treatment options mentioned below are not a sure permanent acne cure, but they are more intensive than average acne treatments and hence the amount of time that your skin is acne free is longer. Prolonged use of these treatments may offer a permanent cure for acne, but they also have certain side effects that are damaging to your skin and hence it is very important that you consult a dermatologist about your problem before using any of these treatments.

Light therapy: This therapy involves the use of blue light to get rid of acne. It has been found that bacteria present in the skin produces something called porphyrin. Prophyrin can be absorbed by blue light and the absorption causes a chemical reaction on the skin that destroys the bacteria and thus gets rid of your acne. The treatment however has to be followed up every three to twelve months depending on when the outburst occurs again.

Laser Treatment: Laser acne treatment uses different intensity and wavelengths of light in order to repair scar tissue. Vascular lasers are also used to reduce the redness of acne scars. Another type of laser known as a carbon dioxide laser is used to even out the scars left in the skin tissue. This form of treatment is more or less permanent and the redness of the skin that occurs will eventually fade after a period of few months.

Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion requires the use of local anesthesia and uses a small diamond wheel with rough edges (called a fraise) to remove the upper layers of the skin. The wheel rotates at a high speed destroying the upper superficial layers of the skin and thus leveling the broken skin surface. This process wounds the skin and causes it to bleed, but as it heals a fresh new layer of skin forms and hence your skin is clear.

 
   
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