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What Causes Acne & How Hydrafacial Can Help?

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Hydrafacial as A Non-Invasive Acne Treatment

Acne is a common problem. In fact, at least 85% of Americans experience some sort of acne until they’re 24 but it can also keep appearing well into adulthood.

The biggest problem with acne is that it can cause scars on the skin if not treated properly. Considering acne primarily appears on the face, it’s not a pretty look when the apparent problem is ignored for any period of time.

What Is Acne?

Acne is characterized by the emergence of zits or pimples. It is brought on by a number of things, such as excessive oil production in the skin, blocked pores, and the presence of specific bacteria. In addition to the face, the chest, back, and shoulders can also develop acne.

Acne is an inflammatory response to the buildup of sebum (oil) that is secreted from the pores of the skin where fine hair is located. Once the pores are clogged, and the sebum is not released onto the skin surface, bacteria develop inside the pore. These bacteria cause inflammation, redness, and pain in the area, which develops into pimples.

While the buildup of sebum is the main culprit for acne, dead skin cells and unusually high production of sebum can also be the cause of acne.

Acne Factors

Some individuals might carry an increased risk of developing acne due to hormonal factors.

Androgen hormone increase correlates to a higher risk of acne. Androgens are male sex hormones that both boys and girls have an increased production of during puberty. However, hormonal changes during pregnancy might also increase androgen hormone production.

Medications that contain hormones and lithium have been shown to increase the risk of acne.

Stress, certain diets, and environmental effects such as high humidity and pollution, can make acne worse if a person is already prone to developing the condition.

How to Treat Acne

Acne can be addressed with a wide variety of treatments such as:

  • Topical treatments: These consist of creams, gels, and lotions containing retinoids, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide. They can assist with pore cleaning, pain relief, and bacterial growth prevention.

  • Oral medications: Some forms of antidepressants, birth control pills, and antibiotics can be prescribed to treat acne.

  • Light-based therapies: The bacteria that cause acne can be killed by specific forms of light, such as blue light.

  • Chemical peels: By removing the top layer of skin, these procedures can help clear clogged pores and lessen swelling.

  • Extractions: A professional facial by an esthetician can get rid of blackheads and whiteheads.

  • Hydrafacial: A medical-grade, non-invasive facial treatment that uses a unique hydradermabrasion tip to remove dead skin cells, extract impurities, and hydrate the skin, effectively combining multiple treatments into a single one. Hydrafacial can deliver results quickly, sometimes even instantly after a single treatment.

Hydrafacial for Acne

Because it combines multiple procedures to target the various causes of acne, Hydrafacial is an effective acne treatment method. It is regarded as a non-invasive treatment that enhances the appearance of the skin using a special mix of cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection.

Here is how Hydrafacial addresses acne through each of those steps:

Cleansing: The first phase of a Hydrafacial is cleansing the skin, which helps to eliminate extra oil and pollutants that can block pores and lead to acne.

Exfoliation: The next step is to exfoliate the skin, removing any dead skin cells that may also be a factor in clogged pores.

Extraction: Hydrafacial makes use of a specialized tip to help remove blackheads and impurities, which can help reduce the appearance of acne.

Hydration: The Hydrafacial also contains a hydrating stage that helps nourish the skin and lower inflammation, which is a common cause of acne.

Protection: Hydrafacial’s final stage involves applying antioxidants and other protective chemicals to the face, which can help to improve the skin’s barrier and stop subsequent outbreaks.

The biggest benefit of Hydrafacial is that it can be customized to suit each individual’s specific needs making it an effective option for people with a wide range of acne concerns.

If you’re having issues with acne, Hydrafacial might help you in the long term, besides granting your skin a more youthful look right after the treatment. In combination with other treatments, you could potentially solve quite an annoying acne issue.

The goal of Hydrafacial at Restore Hyper Wellness is to make people from all walks of life more confident in their appearance. So come by and let’s put a smile on your face in record time!