Acne is still a very common skin condition we see among adults and adolescents. Tackling acne can be become all-consuming because it not only affects a person’s self esteem, but if severe, it can very painful. In this blog we discuss best treatments and food choices that can be helpful in eradicating the need for anyone to live with acne.
Best Acne Treatments
There are many different treatment options when it comes to tackling acne, from antibiotics to peels and laser treatments. If you would like to talk to one of our skincare specialists to find out which option would be best suited for your situation, book a no obligation consultation.
Blu-U® Blue-Light Photodynamic Therapy
If you’re looking for a treatment that is dedicated to controlling moderate acne without drugs or antibiotics, then look no further than our Blu-U® Blue-Light Photodynamic Therapy.
The BLU-U is a unique blue light that kills the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. Treatments are simple – you sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by our acne skincare specialist, approximately a 17-minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks or so. It’s safe, it’s not hot, and it’s not painful. After some weeks, the blue light can help control your acne.
In addition, Blu-U® Light Therapy can be very effective when combined with chemical peels to treat acne.
Pixel laser is another effective treatment for acne, as well as acne scarring. This resurfacing treatment is specifically designed to target the root cause of acne; the sebaceous gland. It provides the perfect balance of controlled cooling of the epidermis with precise heating of the upper dermis.
Acne Diet – Foods To Avoid
The old adage we are what we eat has some application here. What we put in our bodies can have a significant impact on our skin. Certain foods can trigger breakouts.
Dairy food, such as milk, contains hormones that promote more oil production in your skin, leading to clogged pores and breakouts. Similarly, sugar causes our blood sugar levels to increase, which in turn means the body creates more insulin. This can increase the sebum production and the pore size, worsening acne for those that suffer. We recommend cutting these types of products from your diet.
Acne Diet – Foods To Include
There are many great foods that are helpful in reducing acne symptoms. Foods high in omega-3 acids such as fatty fish, walnuts, flaxseed and the like, can help reduce inflammation and improve acne breakouts. And don’t forget about eating fruits and vegetables. They can naturally help to clear the blemishes over time; making them ideal for acne prone skin.
What To Do Next
If you would like to find out more about the different range of acne treatments we have to offer at Wake Health Medical Group, then call us today at (919) 554-6754. Or book a complimentary consultation and speak to one of our expert treatment coordinators who will be able to advise you on which treatment would best suit your skin.