Why You Should Visit a Skin Care Clinic to Treat Your Acne
Acne affects millions of Canadians every year, and is so common in our culture that it’s almost synonymous with becoming a teenager. What’s interesting to note is that acne comes in various forms, each with their own unique severities and treatment methods. Regardless of what type of acne you find yourself developing, the best option for treatments to visit a skin clinic serviced by professionally-trained staff like the Mona Lisa Body &Skin Care Clinic. Professional acne treatments are much more effective than over-the-counter products and when one considers the limited efficacy of over-the-counter products, a professional acne treatment program is the clear choice for the best value for treating acne.
First, let’s discuss the different types of acne. The most common (and most mild) form of acne is called comedonal acne. A basic acne lesion, known as a comedo, forms when a hair follicle becomes clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Comedones, the plural of comedo, can form whiteheads or blackheads. This type of acne is most commonly found on your forehead or chin. Comedonal acne can worsen in severity if the area just under the blackhead or whitehead becomes slightly inflamed, yielding the appropriate name of inflammatory acne.
The most severe form of acne is known as cystic acne. This widespread and often painful form of acne develops when acne cysts are interconnected to each other under the skin. This type of acne absolutely requires professional attention. Cystic acne can often leave scarring and cause great discomfort in the affected individual if it isn’t treated by a professional.
No matter what type of acne you find yourself with, you’ll find a suitable treatment at a clinic like Mona Lisa. The most common type of acne treatment available is a deep cleansing facial. This would be suitable for comedonal or even inflammatory acne. A deep cleansing facial will clean out your pores and remove the top layer of skin that may be clogging hair follicles that are the root of an acne flare up. A deep cleansing facial uses gentle, top of the line beauty products that leave your skin feeling refreshed and clear.
A second treatment is the microdermabrasion. Don’t let the long name fool you -microdermabrasion is a very simple, albeit very advanced form of skin treatment. The process is simple: an esthetician or other professionally trained attendant moves a wand over the affected area. This wand expels tiny crystals that break up the top layer of your skin, known as the stratum corneum, while simultaneously vacuuming up the removed skin cells. This process clears a layer of old skin from the infected area and stimulates the growth of fresh new skin cells. Microdermabrasion is non-invasive and takes less than an hour. It’s a suitable treatment for all types of acne, particularly cystic acne since it’s effective at removing mild acne scarring through repeated trials.
No matter what type of acne you may have a professional acne treatment program is the best choice for effective treatment of your acne. Both treatments outlined above are non-invasive, relatively inexpensive, and offer rejuvenating benefits to your skin. They will not only clear your skin of acne, but also improve the look and feel of your skin. Contact Mona Lisa Body & Skin Care Clinic today at 905-762-9866 or by email at email@example.com to book a free consultation.