Suffering from acne? You’re not alone. As much as 95% of people will have a pimple at least once in their lives. Breakouts usually are at their worst during adolescence, but 50% of women will get adult acne. It’s even possible for people who never had a zit during their teens to get a really bad breakout when they’re pregnant, or after they turn 30.
Yes, life is unfair.
The good news is that even if you have acne-prone skin, you can get those breakouts under control. Trinity Medical Centre shares the secret to zapping the zits and achieving perfect, clear skin.
What causes acne?
Acne happens when our pores are clogged by excess oil and dead skin cells. Bacteria can cause the plug to swell and become red.
Whiteheads are pimples that are under the skin surface. When the pimples break through the skin and come in contact with the air, they oxidize and turn black. Papules are small bumps that are a bit tender to the touch. When papules are infected, they become larger, pus-filled pustules and nodules. Very deep pimples are called cysts.
What causes acne?
There’s no single cause to acne – more of different factors that can come together and make you more prone to developing it.
Hormonal changes can increase your oil production. That’s why people tend to get breakouts during adolescence, pregnancy, or That Time Of the Month. There’s also research that high-glucose diets can affect your hormones and make you more prone to breakouts. (Oh pasta and chocolate – how can something that tastes so good be so bad for the skin?!)
Acne can also be hereditary. If your parents had breakouts, there’s a big chance you’ll get it too.
Acne is not just a “bump”
The most frustrating thing about acne is that even when the pimple goes away, we’re left with dark spots that take weeks or even months to fade. People with cystic acne can also get deeper, pitted acne scars.
There are emotional scars, too. People who’ve suffered from chronic acne say that they often felt self-conscious, embarrassed, and even insecure. “I felt so ugly,” says Henry G., who had deep cystic acne for most of his teen years. “I couldn’t even bring myself to ask a girl out on a date. I didn’t think anyone would like me because of my bad skin.”
Sheryl R. says that she was so conscious about her acne that she would never leave the house without full, heavy makeup. She couldn’t even go to the beach without constantly checking if her pimples were showing through the concealer. “I always had to wear ‘my mask.’ I didn’t want anyone to see my actual skin, because I felt people would just stare at me and make fun of me.”
Trinity Aesthetics Total Acne Treatment
Instead of hiding your acne, treat it! And don’t rely on the DIY acne remedies that you see on the Internet. Toothpaste can’t shrink a pimple, and lemon juice can’t fade acne scars (it may even irritate your skin and cause another breakout.
Turn to clinically tested technology, like Trinity Aesthetics’s signature carbon laser treatment for acne-prone and problem skin.
First, your skin is gently cleansed and exfoliated. This removes oil and dead skin cells and lowers your risk for breakouts. You’re also given a serum that’s right for your skin type.
Then, your facialist will purge your skin of any blackheads and whiteheads. It’s sooo satisfying to get all those plugs out – and in a safe and hygienic way that won’t cause scars. Remember, never pop your pimples at home! You’ll just make the problem worse, and infected pimples are never pretty.
The finishing touch is the carbon laser peel. Trinity Aesthetics uses a state-of- the-art Q-switch laser. This laser helps acne in many ways:
- The heat breaks down debris in the pores and dead skin cells. This prevents acne and also helps fade acne marks.
- It kills the bacteria that causes acne
- It stimulates collagen production, which helps treat deeper acne scars
You may need about 6 to 12 treatments – it depends on your skin. Each facial treatment will have visible results, and give the bonus of making your skin look radiant and feel soft and smooth. You’ll also notice that your pores appear smaller.
Schedule your acne treatment
To find out more about the Trinity acne treatment, go to trinityaesthetics.com.sg. You can also call (+65) 6344 0027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Trinity Medical Centre is located at 87, MARINE PARADE CENTRAL, #02-500A, Singapore 440087.