All you need to about Acne

In my everyday practice, acne is a common problem among my patient. Here’s all you need to know about acne. 

What is Acne?

Acne is a common skin disease. It happens when excessive oil, dead skin, and bacteria clog the pores. 

The main culprit is the Cutibacterium Acnes bacteria in the sebaceous gland. This bacteria causes infection in the glands, leading to skin breakouts. 

Have acne? Don’t worry. You are not alone.

75% of 11-30-year-olds will develop acne at some point.
80% of adults acne cases occur in women
40% of those suffering from skin pimples do nothing to treat it.
90% of people seeking acne treatment with me saw 50% improvement within three months. 

Acne is not just a teenage problem. The statistic shows that it can affect anyone from newborn to the elderly.

Types of Acne: Types of acne

Open comedones (Blackheads) – Small, dark-colored plug that covers the skin pore
Closed comedones (Whiteheads) – small skin-colored lumps that stay under the skin surface
Papules – small, tender pink bump
Pustules – Red at the bottom with white/yellowish pus on top
Nodules – Larger, painful pimples deep in the skin
Cysts – Large pus-filled acne deep under the skin (Like a bag of water beneath the skin)

What can you do to prevent acne? Here are Five acne prevention tips. 5 acne prevention tips

Lay off the junk food and ice cream.

Sweet food stimulates excess insulin in your blood, causing the oil glands to produce excessive oil and thus develop skin blemishes. For clearer skin, eat a balanced diet rich in fresh fruits, veggies, protein, and whole grains. 

Play a sport, get active.

Exercise regulates hormone levels, delivers fresh oxygen to skin cells, and removes cellular waste from your skin. Bye-bye toxins, hello healthy skin!

Keep calm and carry on.

Stress increases glucocorticoid production in your body. It can cause skin breakouts. Keep stress level low by making time for hobbies, family, and friends. Allocate some me-time to wean down. 

Go to bed.

Do not stay up until the wee hours of the morning. Every hour of sleep lost increases psychological stress by 14%. Here’s one more reason to enjoy your beauty sleep. 

Drink up.

No, it’s not alcohol. Your body is 60% water, so it is no surprise that you need to drink plenty of water to optimize your body’s physical processes. Water is the foundation of healthy and clearer skin. Aim for eight glasses of water a day for a skin boost. 

Here are Five things you can do to cure your acne. 
  1. Consult a doctor about your specific skin condition. After the initial examination, your doctor may advise you on specific things to avoid or change. 
  2. Finish your prescribed medication (if any) according to the doctor’s instructions.
  3. Maintain good skin hygiene by using skincare formulated for your specific skin type. A proper skincare regime will help your skin recover much faster. 
  4. Be consistent with skin treatment. Get the treatment done by a professional. 
  5. Follow up on your skin progress with your doctor. 

Best acne treatment: Dual yellow Laser by Norseld.

Dual Yellow Laser by Norseld – By Dr Edmond Lau

The yellow light laser from the Dual Yellow Laser system by Norseld can destroy the Cutibacterium acnes bacteria in your sebum gland and help shrink the glands to reduce oil production. Dual Yellow Laser is the only laser system that targets the sebaceous gland to destroy bacteria without damaging the surrounding tissues. This laser can help to fade off post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and redness. 

Dual Yellow Laser is Effective, has No downtime, is comfortable and painless, and safe for all skin types.