How to Get Rid of Pimples: The Best Acne Solutions
Dealing with acne requires lots of patience. Unfortunately, acne doesn’t disappear overnight. Properly treating acne breakouts takes a combination of patience, knowledge and the right team of acne specialists to help you figure out the correct treatment path. Here is a look at some of the best acne treatments in 2018.
Thanks to science, more effective acne treatments have been created. These treatments are tried and tested and patients have attested to them working.
Acne Treatments Performed by Dermatologist
- Photodynamic Therapy
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) works by applying a topical medication and then using blue light to kill bacteria that causes the acne breakout. This treatment has been successful in clearing some acne scars as well as the acne. There is significant change even after just one PDT treatment. A complete treatment requires 5 sessions.
- Focal Acne Scar Treatment
Focal Acne Scar Treatment (FAST) is used to treat specific areas of the face which have acne scars. FAST treatment uses a combination of CO2 and Fraxel lasers which makes small microscopic holes in the skin to allow new collagen to be created. The collagen then fills in the pitted areas to give a flawless look.
- Isolaz Treatment
Isolaz Treatment, an FDA approved acne treatment, combines the use of a gentle suction process and a broadband light to fight acne and acne scars. The suction process unclogs the pores while the light kills the bacteria that cause acne. This treatment has a 75% success rate in clearing the appearance of acne on the face, chest, and back. Significant results are seen just a few weeks after the treatment. Patient may require multiple treatments for highest success rates.
- Blue & Red Light Treatment
This may be the answer to everyone’s acne problems. This duo treatment kills acne-causing bacteria as well as reduce the acne inflammation. The red light decreased inflammation and works to fasten the healing process, giving you almost instant results. The blue light kills bacteria cause acne. It is a painless, no downtime procedure and you can resume your duties immediately after the treatment.
- Platelet-Rich Plasma
A newly popular treatment that is quickly catching the interests of many including celebrities. This treatment works by having your own blood – platelet rich plasma – injected into your face. The idea behind this treatment is that the new blood injected into your face will cause natural healing to take place. It will stimulate collagen re-growth and elastin. This is a more natural approach to treating acne and acne scars.
How to Reduce Acne and Acne Scars
Don’t pop the pimples. It is very tempting to pop them but please resist. You will free yourself from acne scars which are harder to get rid of.
Check your diet. Acne is often a problem from within. This means that you have to observe what you eat and adjust your diet. This will significantly reduce the outbreak. It may take a while though to see changes but so long as you stick to a proper diet, long-term results are an almost guarantee. Things to scrape off your diet include sugar, dairy products, wheat products and deep-fried foods. Take lots of vegetables, fruits, water and whole grains. In short, keep it natural.
Be faithful to your sunscreen. When you are exposed to the sun without the protection of the sunscreen, your scars become darker making them even harder to get rid of. And make sure to reapply every few hours!
As earlier mentioned, patience is a virtue you will need to exercise fully when it comes to acne. Whatever treatment you go for, follow through faithfully and consult your dermatologist always. After the treatments, check on what your triggers are and try to avoid them.
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