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Do you have acne/acne scars? Do your kids have acne?  If so, we would like to give you something to think about. We use braces to correct or prevent crooked teeth… So shouldn’t we do what we can for Acne? The confidence that comes with having clear, smooth, blemish-free skin is just as important as a nice smile, don’t you think? The value is comparable but the cost is far less. Acne is a common skin condition that affects many people at some point during their lives. It is a complex and continuous cycle that can be caused by many factors, resulting in a hormonal fluctuation that stimulates oil production. It is most common in adolescents but can be experienced at any age and range from mild to severe. Too often, people squeeze spots and blemishes because of their unpleasant appearance. Unfortunately, the habit can increase inflammation and in extreme cases lead to permanent results.


How does Acne occur?

Acne occurs when the oil glands respond abnormally to levels of the male hormone testosterone. Excess oil is produced which combines with dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin.

A sticky mixture is formed which blocks the skin pores, trapping oil and bacteria inside. As the oil glands continue to produce excess oil the follicle begins to swell producing blackheads, pimples, spots, and whiteheads.

Who does it effect the most?

It is common during adolescence but can strike anyone at any age. Acne is more common among teenagers because it is only with the onset of puberty that the body begins to produce hormones.

What are the stages of Acne?

Vancouver Medi Spa treats Grades 1 to 3 effectively and safely with results. Our faces and bodies are covered with tiny hairs that fit into a hair follicle or ‘pore’. Deep within these pores are glands that produce natural oil called ‘sebum’. Sebum’s function is to keep the skin lubricated and prevent it from drying out.

What are typical treatments?

What Are The Typical Treatments?
Typical treatments for acne include a variety of over-the-counter and prescription lotions and solutions that include antibiotics, retinoids, and vitamin A derivatives. Some patients benefit from the use of peels that use glycolic or salicylic acids but these can cause dryness of the skin and irritation.
Additionally oral treatments include drugs that inhibit the production of acne-causing hormones while in women the use of the oral contraceptive pill has shown to help lessen acne.

Treatment Options

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