My Acne Embarrasses Me: Can You Help?

My Acne Embarrasses Me: Can You Help?

When your skin doesn’t look its best, it’s hard to think of anything else. You spend the whole day obsessing about that zit, whitehead, or blackhead, or use complex, time-consuming cosmetic routines each morning to cover acne scars. People may say no one notices your skin flaws as much as you fear — but you know the emotional stress of skin care problems like acne is very real.

At Lasercare Skin Clinic, Dr. Bruce Sanderson and our team of cosmetic and skin care experts are here to help. We offer solutions to your acne and acne scarring from our laser and medical spa located in Little Rock, Arkansas. With Dr. Sanderson’s support, you can eliminate the stress and embarrassment of acne breakouts and acne scars.

Acne and bacteria

The raised bumps, pustules, or cysts of acne breakouts are actually a bacterial problem. You may have heard that oily skin causes acne. Often, extra oil on the surface of your skin does lead to clogged pores, creating a foothold for harmful bacteria that attack and multiply. That’s what leads to the inflammation seen in acne blemishes.

If swelling and inflammation result in your skin rupturing during an acne breakout, you could suffer from lasting scarring, so don’t pick at acne blemishes.

Should you be embarrassed about acne?

Many people think of acne as a sign of poor hygiene or dietary choices. While certain foods or extra-oily skin can contribute to acne breakouts for some, you can still end up with acne blemishes even if your skin care routine is top-notch.

You don’t need to feel embarrassed about acne breakouts — but it’s only human if you do. Dr. Sanderson may be able to help you address your skin care needs more effectively, resolving your acne issues.

Treating acne effectively

The right acne treatment for you depends on the underlying cause. Talk to Dr. Sanderson about his professional recommendation for the right treatment plan for you.

At Lasercare Skin Clinic, Dr. Sanderson often uses laser treatment to effectively destroy the bacteria on your skin that cause acne breakouts. Here’s how this noninvasive skin care treatment option works, giving you more effective results than those achievable with topical products.

Using a specialized tool, Dr. Sanderson targets the skin of the treatment area with controlled laser energy. The laser painlessly penetrates the outer layers of your skin to reach into deeper layers. Laser energy destroys harmful bacteria, and can also reduce your skin’s oil production. And, laser stimulation also increases your skin’s natural collagen production, filling in scars and other imperfections.

You may need multiple laser treatment sessions, often about 4-8 spaced-out appointments, for your best anti-acne and scar-smoothing results to appear. You don’t need to plan on post-treatment downtime, but you could see some post-appointment redness, and you should avoid sun and chemical exposure for the first 24 hours.

To learn more about your acne treatment options with Dr. Sanderson and the Lasercare Skin Clinic team, contact us today. Schedule your consultation online or over the phone.

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