One of the most embarrassing things is seeing a pimple in the middle of your face. They are unsightly, sometimes painful, and always pop up at the most inconvenient times. What if you had scars to constantly remind you of these nuisances?
Acne scars are common, yet not something we want on our face. Acne and acne scars can happen for many reasons, but you don’t have to live with these annoying facial features forever. At ImageWorks Skin & Laser in Calgary, we have a skin laser treatment to diminish your acne scarring. This procedure virtually has no side effects, and will leave your skin looking tighter, smoother, and more beautiful than ever. Our passion is helping you feel beautiful from the inside out. Come see us in Calgary to improve your skin, and your confidence.
Learn all about acne facts for laser skin treatment
What is Acne?
Acne is a condition that directly affects the skin’s oily glands. The pores in your skin are connected to these glands by the follicle. When the follicle is obstructed this is how a pimple is formed. Pimples can be caused by the hair within the area, sebum, and skin cells being lumped together. Bacteria build up causes the area to swell, break down, and cause a pimple. Pimples can be found all over the body, but most commonly they are found in the following areas:
What types of acne?
There are many different types of acne to look out for, and some you may not have considered “acne” in the past,.
Here are the most common types:
Whiteheads – These pimples stay underneath the surface of the skin. This forms when the pore gets clogged by dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria.
Blackheads – This type of acne rises from underneath the skin’s surface and is black in color. This is due to a clogged hair follicle. This type is more common on the face, but can be seen in other parts of the body.
Papules – Small pink bumps that can be very tender and uncomfortable.
Pustules – This acne can be redder in color near the bottom of the production and usually has pus on the top.
What causes acne?
The main cause is unknown since anyone can get acne, it’s been very difficult to pinpoint, but there are times in life when it seems to flare up more than others. When you are a teenager your hormones are going crazy, and this can cause your oil glands to produce more, and essentially clog themselves. Your hormones can also go a little nutty when you are pregnant. Other people have acne written in their genes and it is unavoidable. Finally, make up can cause acne, because it clogs your pores. Always remember to remove your makeup and clean your face at night before bed.
If you suffer from acne, and have scars, come see us in Calgary. Our laser skin treatment is effective, can help diminish your scars, and will help you feel confident again. Contact us to set up a consultation, and get yourself the laser skin treatment you deserve.