Acne Treatment in Victoria BC - Glow Luxe Skin Care
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What is acne?
Acne is a common skin condition, which can occur at any age. Acne is generally caused by inflammation of the oily glands in the skin, which produce sebum (oils). When the duct of the gland becomes blocked by debris, including skin, oils or dirt, a pimple starts to form. Increased inflammation occurs as the pimple becomes infected with p.acnes bacteria. Acne can also be triggered by allergies and hormonal issues which require specific treatment. The good news is that at Glow Luxe skin care, we can provide effective acne treatment to create the clear, healthy skin you desire.
Common acne treatments
While there are various treatment programs available, ranging from clinical services to topical or oral medications, there are pro's and con's to each. Generally the key to controlling acne breakouts centres on removing congestion from the skin and killing the acne bacteria to reduce inflammation and allow healing to occur. When more advanced treatment options are required, IPL may be used to remove pigmented acne scarring. Customized peels of acids or enzymes, as well as photo rejuvenation using wavelengths of "blue light" are also effective at safely and effectively treating acne breakouts.
A common prescription by dermatologists is Accutane(tm), but this should never be a first course of action. Accutane, (isotretinoin product) can cause miscarriages and deformities in babies. They may also increase your chance of developing diabetes, liver disease or heart disease in those that have a genetic disposition towards these disorders. They also cause an increase in sensitivity to sunlight as well as decreased night vision.
Microdermabrasion should never be used on active acne breakouts, as this can irritate the skin, and spread the p.acnes bacteria around complicating the issue. Many acne products are sold via informercial as well, but these tend to offer short term results, while drying the skin or causing long term damage to skin quality.
At Glow Luxe skin care our focus is on eliminating or controlling acne breakouts using healthy, safe, yet effective options, that never put your health or the health of your skin at risk. "Blue light" can be quite effective at destroying the bacteria associated with inflammation, and can be combined with customized enzymes or acids to create an effective treatment platform. We always recommend scheduling a consultation so we can assess your skin's condition, and create a customized program to achieve your specific goals.
Acne tips and options
Skin suffering from acne, can also be quite sensitive or may have flakiness and excess oil at the same time. Choosing a gentle cleanser (not soap) can be very helpful in keeping the pores clean and reducing the likelyhood of bacteria creating inflammation. Although it can be tempting, never squeeze or "pop" a pimple as this may cause pitted scarring and damage to the skin's appearance. Avoid using home remedies such as toothpaste as a spot treatment, as this can cause a "burn" and pigmented scarring to occur.
- Never squeeze a deep pimple (this spreads bacteria around)
- Use a gentle (non abrasive) exfoliator to keep pores clear
We have been treating acne for over 24 years, and understand each individuals unique needs and requirements. If you are suffering from acne, we always welcome your questions, and can provide information on effective ways to address your acne, to achieve clear, beautiful skin.
Looking for products you can use at home, that are proven to fight acne breakouts and get your skin into gorgeous, clear shape? We offer some of the most safe and effective at home solutions available today. At Glow Luxe skin care, we recommend Cellular Renewal Power Peel, Cellular Renewal Cleanser, Super Clear Pore Perfector and Lactic Acid Gel. Call or visit for more information on how these home use products can benefit you!