Monday, 1 December 2014

Clear Your Skin With These Helpful Acne Treatments and Tips

Multi-level acne scar reduction
Source: SpaMedica

Acne is a common problem for people of all ages. This pesky skin problem affects teenagers and adults. For some, acne is merely a stage that occurs in teenage years and becomes a thing of the past once they reach adulthood. But for other people, they experience breakouts in their 20s, 30s and beyond. “I see some people who didn’t have acne as teenagers but they get it as adults,” says Dr. Mulholland, a Toronto cosmetic surgeon. Since it’s a superficial problem, having acne affects people’s self-esteem and confidence in social settings. Below, we recommend some tips and acne treatments in Toronto for you to get clearer, smoother skin.  

Get rid of oil-based skincare products

Dr. Mulholland recommends swapping out your oil-based skincare products for water-based products. Products that contain mineral oil, a common ingredient in cosmetics, can aggravate the skin and acne. “If a product says the contents are 51% water and 49% water, I wouldn’t say that product is water-based,” says Dr. Mulholland. If possible, buy products that don’t contain mineral oil (this could also be listed as petrolatum or paraffinum).

Change your diet

Today, more dermatologists and doctors now believe acne breakouts are associated with the food we eat. Some of the common foods that are thought to trigger acne are sugar, bread, coffee and diary. Try to limit or cut the consumption of these things to see if it affects your acne. In many cases, people have cut dairy out of their diets altogether and saw that their acne improved. Make sure to fit in lots of fruits, vegetables and water to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.

Change your products as the season changes

Using the same skincare products all year-round isn’t sufficient for your skin’s needs in different seasons. “Your skin can become irritated and rebel after constantly using the same cleansers and moisturizers,” says Dr. Mulholland. This is because your skin’s needs changes with different weather. Since winter tends to dry skin out, a cleansing gel like Cetaphil is a good idea instead of a cleansing bar. Using cleansing bars and soaps for your skin are more ideal in warmer weather.

Get acne treatments

SpaMedica offers different acne treatments in Toronto to clear up the skin. One of the methods is SonoPeel microdermabrasion. This technique uses gentle ultrasound to micro-abrade the skin’s surface. This helps to reduce the top layer of the skin’s thickness and reduces blackheads and white heads.

Depending on your skin type, other treatments such as chemical peels, crystal peels or silk peel diamond microdermabrasion may be recommended. These acne treatments brighten and even out your skin. They also reduce the risks of future acne breakouts. Blue light therapy may also be performed during your microdermabrasion. It contains special chemicals to attack the bacteria in your sebaceous glands.

Acne Scar Reduction Treatments in Toronto
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Get acne scar reduction treatments

If acne scars is your main skin concern, SpaMedica also offers acne scar reduction treatments in Toronto. A mix of techniques and technologies are used to clear scar ridden skin. Treatments involve skin tightening devices and fractional lasers. These treatments are meant to clear the colours of acne scars, tighten your skin and produce new collagen. After a series of treatments, patients can see 30-70% improvement in the looks of their acne scars.


We hope these tips help with clearing up your skin. Get in touch with us or book an appointment today to see how we can help you improve your acne and acne scars.

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