Many of us can agree that picking or squeezing pimples will create further inflammation and ultimately lead to more damage to the skin. But sometimes, we can relate to the struggle of trying to resist poking, touching or picking a pimple. Inflammation leaves behind a dark mark on the skin, as part of the natural healing process, and it can fade on its own over several weeks or months. They are also smooth to the touch, signifying no permanent collagen damage is done to the skin.
For acne scars however, they usually appear raised, bumpy or indented that look like pits, craters or firm and tender bumps. They may be more permanent and as such, be quite challenging to treat.
Common Acne-Causing Reasons for Adults
Acne can form as a whitehead, blackhead, pimple, and cyst. They typically appear on the face (jawline, forehead, cheeks), upper back, chest and shoulders as these areas of skin have the most oil glands. This skin condition occurs when the hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.
There are four main factors that cause acne:
• Excess activity of a type of hormone (androgens)
• Excess oil production
• Clogged hair follicles, which are connected to oil glands
Certain conditions may aggravate acne as well, such as:
• Picking on acne lesions
• Fluctuating hormone levels around menstruation period
• Certain dietary factors such as carbohydrate-rich foods and milk
• Clothing accessories like hats and headgear
How to Treat Acne
Topical and oral prescription and over-the-counter medications are common acne treatment options such as antibiotics, Retinoids, Salicylic acid and Azelaic acid which come as creams, gels and lotions. These products contain active ingredients to help kill excess skin bacteria, reduce oil production, redness and inflammation which helps to prevent scarring. You can control your acne and speed up the skin cell turnover to heal quickly.
Recurrent acne breakouts often happen when the same pore area on the face are repeatedly getting blocked. If it has been frustrating to use anti-acne and acne treatment products with little to no effective results as an acne cure, there is a long-lasting solution to achieve a permanent cure for acne in Singapore.
AGNES treatment, also available at Clifford Clinic, works by treating acne prone follicles and hyperactive sebaceous glands selectively. Because of overactive oil glands, the pores become clogged with excessive sebum, dead skin cells and other impurities which cause acne to occur. By focusing on treating these problematic pores, this tackles the root problem of acne and reduce the chances of recurring acne. As the targeted areas are dealt with, acne will be unlikely to recur, making AGNES treatment to be a great option for those searching the best acne treatment in Singapore.