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How to effectively get rid of acne?

How to effectively get rid of acne?

Acne is a persistent condition that may clear for a while, but keeps coming back.  That’s why people with the condition are often anxious to find out how to break the cycle and effectively get rid of acne.   Acne most often occurs on the face, chest, and back.

What causes acne?

Understanding what causes acne is helpful in getting to the root of the breakouts.

Acne is generally caused by the excess production of oil (sebum) by the sebaceous glands.  If the oil clogs the pores in the skin it can cause bacteria to develop and lead to different types of acne lesions i.e. pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. 

How to effectively get rid of acne

While acne won’t go away overnight, there are several ways to effectively treat it.

  • Acid peels:  Peels using salicylic acid are frequently used to treat mild to moderate cases of acne.   Salicylic acid penetrates into the pores of the skin and deep cleans them by dissolving the oil and debris.  It also exfoliates the skin, helping to remove blackheads and whiteheads.
  • Laser therapy:  Photodynamic Laser Therapy (PDT) is one type of laser treatment that is used to resolve acne. PDT involves the use of special solutions (photosensitizers) that are applied to the skin along with light.  The treatment shrinks the oil glands and reduces the production of sebum, resulting in a reduction in acne.  PDT clears the skin and prevents future breakouts.
  • Acne extractions: This is a safe way to get rid of acne.  Dermatologists use a medical-grade comedone extractor tool to remove whiteheads and blackheads.

Would you like to learn more about acne treatment.  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Maitland, FL area, Derrow Dermatology is our featured practice. 

You can reach them at, or by calling (407) 389-2020.

How can I improve acne scars?

How can I improve acne scars?

Are you wondering how you can improve acne scars because you don’t like how they make your face look? You don’t have to live with those scars forever.  There are treatments out there that can reduce those irritating blemishes, and give you the smoother, clearer skin you desire.

What causes acne scars?

Acne scars develop as a result of the inflammation from a pimple or lesion.  When pimples and lesions occur they cause the pore to swell, and rupture the follicle wall.  During the wound repair process the body increases the production of collagen and it often forms unevenly, creating an indented or raised acne scar. 

How Can I improve acne scars?

Laser treatment, particularly fractional laser resurfacing, has proven to be very effective for acne scars.  Fractional lasers work by emitting a laser beam that is divided into thousands of microscopic beams, which penetrate down to the dermis.     These lasers target only a fraction of the skin at a time, so the treated areas are surrounded by untreated tissue that helps to speed up healing.  

The Halo hybrid fractional laser by Sciton is a state-of-the-art resurfacing treatment that treats acne scars, as well as a range of skin issues.

How the Halo laser improves acne scars

The Halo laser combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to create a powerful skin resurfacing solution.  The non-ablative wavelength penetrates deep into the skin and stimulates collagen, resulting in healthier skin.  The ablative wavelength removes damaged skin from the surface, to reveal new, fresher skin that glows.

Would you like to learn more about Halo laser treatments?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, Capital Laser & Skin Care, Chevy Chase, MD is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling (301) 234-7669.