Acne is always going to be a problem for anyone when it comes to how they feel about how they look and their self-confidence. On top of that, it can even be painful. However, as a teenager, as unpleasant as acne might be, at least it is expected. As an adult, most people would hope to be beyond such things, but the fact is that many adults actually still suffer from acne, and it causes them a lot of problems, including mental health issues.
In the past, there wasn’t a lot that could be done – if you had acne, you had to try to keep your face clean and dry, and that was really it. Today, however, there are a number of different procedures to try, and it is likely that something will work, even if it’s only a temporary fix. With that in mind, here are some of the best cosmetic services you can pay for to reduce acne.
Resurfacing is a popular treatment that doesn’t particularly treat the acne itself but the scars left behind. Acne scarring is very common, caused when people pick at their spots and cause bacteria to get into the wound, leaving a scar behind. Resurfacing, as the name suggests, removes the top layer of skin and takes a lot of the scarring with it.
Resurfacing comes in a variety of different forms, such as:
• Laser treatment
• Chemical peels
When you hear the word Botox, acne is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. You will more likely think of anti-aging and beauty treatments. Although this is what Botox is mainly used for, it actually has a number of uses, and acne treatment is one of them.
Dermatologists use Botox not only to prevent scarring and breakouts but to reduce the look of scars you already have (the skin around the scar is relaxed, and therefore it looks a lot less pronounced).
As for the acne itself, Botox is injected into the oily parts of the skin, and this means that oil production is slowed or halted. With less oil on the skin, breakouts are less likely to occur.
Dermal fillers are used to smooth out and plump up the skin and are injected in a non-invasive method. Scars are decreased because the skin smooths out, so they are less noticeable.
In most cases, these fillers will contain hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring in the body. Therefore, this is generally a very safe procedure that gives excellent results.
Microneedling is also known as collagen-induction therapy, which might help to give you more of an idea of what it is and how it works. Using a handheld device, an expert will run a number of tiny needles across the skin to make small punctures. This helps collagen to be produced, and collagen makes the skin firmer, thus reducing acne scars and large pores – and this reduces acne in general.
As with the other procedures on this list, there is no recovery time needed, and it is a quick procedure. The downside is that you will need to have it done regularly, as the results are not permanent.