When we think of acne, most people immediately picture pimples and oily skin. However, as anyone that suffers from acne knows, redness is another significant and uncomfortable factor of this skin condition. Skin redness results from inflammatory acne, the type of acne that causes blemishes, pimples, and cysts. The bacteria that gets trapped inside the skin pores and causes these lesions also triggers inflammatory processes, which causes swelling and redness in the area of the acne outbreak.
Acne can be a persistent skin condition, and those who suffer from it know how hard it can be to get rid of its signs. However, there are some tips patients can try to at least control the outbreaks:
- Keep your hands off your face: the number 1 rule is to never pick at your skin. Pimples, blemishes, and all acne scars are a consequence of an inflammatory process, so if you touch them, you will only worsen the problem. If you can compromise with this, you will have clearer skin with fewer scars in no time.
- Use sunscreen: exposure to UV radiation can trigger the action of some skin cells knowns as melanin, which can leave permanent scars in the affected area. We recommend using at least SPF 30 sunscreen at all times, even when it’s cloudy.
- Take good care of your skin: a good skincare routine can help prevent or control acne. If it still appears, you can also ask our team for personalized recommendations on medical lotions.
- Try anti-inflammatory diets: again, as inflammation is the main reason behind skin redness, any foods or beverages with anti-inflammatory properties, like tea, tomatoes, or olive oil, can help control this condition.
Sometimes, no matter how dedicated we are to our skin, acne does appear, and it leaves marks behind. If you are struggling with facial redness or acne scars, you may consider any of the following cosmetic treatments:
- Microneedling: RF microoneedling can help combat the scars that acne leaves behind. This procedure rejuvenates the skin by using a thin needle to create tiny, almost microscopic, injuries on the surface of the skin. These micro-injuries boost the natural production of collagen and elastin and trigger the physiological process by which the skin repairs itself. After treatment, your skin will have fewer scars and look smoother and healthier.
- Laser Skin Resurfacing: This procedure improves your skin’s texture and corrects hyperpigmentation by creating micro-injuries with intense and focused laser light. Laser Skin Resurfacing can target and break apart the melanin or fibers involved in acne scarring, smoothening and refreshing your facial appearance.
Skin conditions can be an absolute nightmare. If you suffer from acne or any other skin problem, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with our team at Aesthetically Yours. We will examine your skin and evaluate your case to give personalized recommendations that meet your needs and cosmetic expectations!