Acne is one of the most common skin problems experienced by both males and females. While chances of it occurring are higher during puberty, acne can affect people of all ages. With common problems come common questions: how to get rid of acne fast. Unfortunately, this question is too broad. Acne may be a common issue, but not everyone goes through the same type of acne lesions. There are several types of acne that occur with different severities and at different stages. Because of these differences, it is best to seek consultation with a professional dermatologist or a doctor about your acne problems. In this article, I will try to address the basics so you are more informed of what to expect in your treatment.

What is Acne?

Acne is a skin disease or disorder that occurs when hair follicles get clogged with dead skin cells and skin oils. There’s no conclusive evidence on why acne develops (other than genetics) but there are some studies that demonstrate factors that can impact the severity and management of acne. These include:

  • Diet
  • Stress
  • Hormones
  • Environment
  • Medication

It’s not easy to prevent acne from happening – there is only so much external factors we can control. Instead, we should focus on managing it when it comes. After all, the worst thing about acne is not the acne itself. It’s what comes after.

Acne Marks vs Acne Scars

Acne will often leave behind two different side effects. Their occurrence is dependant on how well you manage your acne when it comes. Acne marks are dark or pink marks on the skin caused by the natural healing process of skin inflammations. The inflammation revs up pigment production, creating the mark that fades on its own over several weeks to months. Unlike scars, these are smooth to the touch, and signify that there is no permanent collagen damage to the skin. Acne scars, on the other hand, are formed when there is damage to the skin which leads to abnormal collagen production, and usually appear raised or bumpy. Unlike acne marks, acne scars are permanent.

How To Rid of Acne Marks/Scars

Acne marks will fade over time. But you can encourage the process of skin cell replacement with various home based remedies such as baking soda, vinegar or lemon juice to get over-the-counter creams or facial cleansers. Clinically, a dermatologist can enhance the process by using topical serums, retinoids, chemical peels and microneedling. There’s also medication such as antibiotics that can help with hormonal and bacterial control to manage new breakouts. For acne scars, the solutions are often more intensive, which is why it also costs more. Dermal fillers and lasers are just some of the options available, depending on the type of acne scar. But nearly all of them require specially qualified professionals to first diagnose and prescribe the necessary treatments.

How HANA Aesthetic Clinic Can Help You?

In my many years of practice, I’ve learned that it is necessary to understand the internal nutritional needs of my patients, on top of the external remedies, in order to provide a more holistic solution to their skin problems. This can only be determined through personal consultation with me. By understanding your lifestyle and diet, plus physical examination of your skin problems, I would be able to prescribe the best solution and remedy for your acne problems, so you can see great results within a reasonable time frame. To understand a bit more about HANA Aesthetic Clinic solutions, call us to make an appointment. Hope to see you soon!

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