When is Medication Necessary for Acne Treatment

When is medication necessary for acne treatment?

This is a common question.   As an esthetician, I try to guide and educate you to understand what your treatment options are available.  A consultation is the perfect way to start this educational process. Many areas will need to be discussed as to your family history, how you care for your skin, diet/exercise, and what type of breakouts  you challenged with.

I like to start with the basics and teach you the #anatomy of your skin and what really causes acne. Many time there are myths associated with acne treatments and I want you to understand the science behind treatment. Commonly, estheticians, work in close relation to other medical providers. It will take a good team to treat all the different components associated with #acne.

Skin surface bacteria is always present but causes no harm as long as it is exposed to oxygen. When bacteria is trapped in the pore, where the environment has little oxygen, the bacteria breaks down the oil glands to free fatty acids. These acids cause inflammation, irritation redness and swelling that lead to pustule formation. If infection with fluid pustules is present, oral antibiotics may be necessary to help provide control and promote healing.

Topical antibiotic lotions also are very effective and sometimes both oral and topical antibiotics are necessary. The skin will usually get worse before it gets better, so it is important to stay the course of the treatment.

When medication is necessary for treatment of acne, tretinoin is a common topical drug  that is used (Retin A);  oral minocycline; a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic in addition to topical clindamycin may be prescribed by your physician. For severe cases  Accutane (isotretinoin) is prescribed.  It is important to use sunscreen and wear a hat to protect your skin during treatment due to photo sensitivity. Sometimes hormone medications such as birth control or hormone replacement therapy’s may also  be suggested. Your physician will guide you on the benefits of each medication.

Keeping the skin balanced and not to dry is very important and this is when the esthetician is most helpful. We perform the extractions to clear the skin and recommend the right topical skin care routine to aid your healing process.

Together your physician and an esthetician will guide you to healthy glowing skin.

Contact #skindeepgj.com to learn more and to schedule your consultation. Reduce and heal your acne today. #medicalspa, #facials

 

The Function of a Peel

While we learn about AHAS, BHAS and Retinols, it is important to understand the function of a peel. #Peels are #regenerating the skin. They strengthen the bonds in the skin, increase circulation, stimulate fibroblasts-resulting in new cell development. But downtime peels and superficial peels are different. It is important to know the difference and it is extremely important that the person applying your peel is certified and knowledgeable to do so.

It is important to note that one superficial peel will help lightly improve the skin texture . Superficial peels give the best results when done in a series. When dealing with acne, monthly peels are a very important part of the healing process. However, skin requires an active phase and a resting phase, over peeling will have detrimental affects and is not recommended.

There are many steps necessary to complete prior to a peel. Never allow anyone to just peel you on a moments notice. Your skin must be prepared for the ultimate response.

To learn more, please contact Jo Ann at Skindeepgj.com. Schedule your consultation today and find out if you are a good candidate for this amazing regeneration. #peel, #renewedskin, #medicalspa.

What in the World are AHAS, BHAS and Retinols?

Today we are learning more about alpha hydroxy acids and how they benefit our skin. KOJIC ACID is produced by aspergillus oryzae. This is a filamentous fungus (a mold) used to ferment soybeans. It is well known for it skin-brightening abilities and you will find this in many products that use naturally based ingredients for lightening the skin. It has exfoliating properties but is used with caution on very sensitive skin types. Learn which AHA, BHAS and Retinols will work best for your skin by contacting. Skindeepgj.com . #beautytips, #skin, #medicalspa, #skincareclinic.

What in the world are AHAS BHAS and RETINOLS

This week we are learning about acids that are used on your skin and why in the world would you use them. Yesterday, we learned that glycolic acid is an exfoliant and is used to deliver other ingredients into your skin.

Today, let us look at LACTIC ACID which is derived from milk, fruit, vegetables and some plants. It is a milder form of alpha hydroxy acids and one that is a moisturizing. It is much less irritating to sensitive skin than glycolic because it has a larger molecular structure and penetrates the skin much slower than glycolic. Lactic acid is a natural component of your cells and can stimulate collagen production. Lactic Acid will smooth out the appearance of large pores and lightly improve acne scars. Lactic Acid will also aid your skins barrier function and improve the water barrier properties by increasing ceramides and glycosamino-glycans (natural moisturizers).

You will find LACTIC ACID in many skin care products ranging from light peels, moisturizers, serums and cleansers.

Contact Jo Ann today to learn more about how LACTIC ACID can improve your skin. #skindeepgj.com, #skincare, #skincareproducts, #peels

AHA, BHAS AND RETINOLS-What Are These?

What in the world are AHA’S, BHS, and Retinols and what are they good for? Let us start exploring the world of acids and retinols . Learn why they are good for your skin. Follow along, on this blog, and explore the benefits of the biggest anti-aging guns in skin care.

Have you ever heard the word Glycolic Acid?  Glycolic acid comes from plants like sugarcane, pineapple and sugar beets. It is a powerful and quickly penetrating molecule. It has the smallest molecular structure of the AHA’S. (alpha hydroxy acids)

This is an excellent ingredient to exfoliate the skin, decrease oil production and clear acne. It also works as a delivery system to aid other ingredients penetration into the skin.

There are many acids that we use to strengthen and clear the skin. Learn how glycolic acid can benefit your skin by scheduling a consultation at Skindeepgj.com.

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