There are two main types of acne, inflammatory and non-inflammatory.
All acne starts off as a blocked follicle (pore). When the follicle over produces oil it will usually rise to the top of the skin. As it sits there, the pore becomes blocked and bacteria can then grow and multiply in the skin. This will create what is called a comedone – either a blackhead or a whitehead.
Blackheads and whiteheads will release oil to the surface of the skin and eventually clear, but the process can be helped with a gentle peel or acne peel plus an appropriate acne product.
When you pick or pop a pimple it can inflame the surrounding tissue, causing inflammatory acne. In turn these can become cysts or hard bumps called nodules. While these are quite red and painful, many people can get random cysts from bacteria that cause acne – p bacteria.
Cysts that are large and painful may injected with Kenalog to shrink the cyst.
Lasting Looks Anti Aging Clinic a Medi-Spa in Toronto has long been helping patients to clear their acne without harsh prescription medications.
We offer a wide variety of chemical peels from quite gentle too more aggressive, as well as the appropriate products for your particular type of acne.
In some cases we offer IPL (intense pulse light) along with the proper chemical peel and home care to help get rid of your acne and the scars associated with picking.