Types of acne
Acne is classified into three different types:
Treatment for acne
reatment for acne depends on how severe it is. A combination of antibiotic tablets and topical treatments is usually the first treatment option for severe acne. It is very important to be patient and persist with a recommended treatment even if there is no immediate effect.
The topical treatments may include gels, creams and lotions which may contain benzoyl peroxide, topical retinoids, topical antibiotics, azelaic acid etc. depending upon the individual skin differences.
Hormonal therapies can often benefit women with acne especially if the acne flares up around periods or is associated with conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome.
There are some other treatments which can be combined with these oral and topical medications to yield better and faster results. These include but are not limited to:
- Using a comedone extractor to clean out the pimples
- Using chemical peels to peel off the skin to replace it with a new and healthy skin.
Once your acne has cleared, you may find you have some pigmentation and scarring, which occurs in around one in five people.
Acne scarring can be treated effectively with a range of innovative treatments which drastically reduce or remove scars completely and help to regain your confidence.
What causes acne scarring?
Acne scarring can develop as a complication of acne. It is caused when the body works extremely hard to heal the wounds caused by acne which leads to an excess of collagen build-up in the skin. This collagen can stay in place permanently which causes acne scarring.
Treatments for Acne scars
At Hair O Craft we offer a wide range of treatments to combat the special needs of all skin types. The treatment may include a series of skin peels, micro needling, laser resurfacing or a combination of these according to the nature and intensity of your scar.
It is a minimally invasive procedure involving the insertion of tiny, sterile needles into the skin. This boost up the collagen production, which in turn rejuvenates your skin and improves the overall texture of your skin.
In this technique, short, concentrated pulsating beams of light are directed at irregular skin, precisely removing skin layer by layer there by bringing you a rejuvenated skin. This popular procedure is also called laser abrasion or laser peel.
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Laser hair removal is long lasting though not permanent. After your first laser hair removal treatment, you will begin to notice shedding of hair, regrowth in the area is reduced and new hairs come out finer and thinner to be treated at the next session. After 5-6 sessions you will not have any hair growth in that area.
We apply a topical cream 45 minutes before the procedure. For some people there is a sensation of mild prickling but for others the experience is completely pain-free. (90% of our customers reported a pain free experience)
Small areas will take from 5 min to 20 minutes depending on the area. Your face might take 5-7 minutes whereas for your legs it could take around 15 minutes.
We recommend you start with a course of 6 of 8 sessions to achieve the best result. Some people require more sessions depending on their hair growth
There is no downtime; You can return to normal activities immediately after treatment. You should however avoid direct sunlight for 24 hours.
DO wear a high factor SPF. After treatments, skin becomes more sensitive to UV rays, so always use a high factor sunscreen to protect it from pigmentation and sensitivity.
DO exfoliate the area gently as it encourages the dead roots to fall out after every treatment and will make your skin look better.
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As we all know, the skin cells grow and shed frequently. Thus, to maintain the long term result it is important that you take proper care of your skin.
The skin looks dark due to prolonged exposure to sun and pollution. Darker skin can also result from heredity.
There are several technologies and skin brightening treatment that can help in skin brightening. However, all of them aim at reducing the skin pigment called melanin, an abundance of which can cause the skin to be darker.