Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment in Bangalore

Q) What are the causes of Acne?

Acne is primarily a hormonal condition driven by androgenic hormones, which typically

become active during the teenage years. Sensitivity to such hormones, combined with fatty acids within oil glands and bacteria on the skin, cause acne. Face, chest, shoulders, and back — the locations of oil glands are the most common sites where acne are found

Acne lesions include whiteheads, blackheads, small bumps, and nodules and cysts.

Q) What factors can increase or decrease Acne?

Acne is necessarily a regular physiologic occurrence, and certain conditions may aggravate the situation, including:

  • Menstruation: Fluctuating hormone levels during menses
  • Manipulating (picking/squeezing) acne
  • Clothing and headgear which causes friction
  • Stress
  • Drugs such as OCP (Oral contraceptive pills), oral steroids.

Q) What are the treatment modalities?

DSHS believes that the treatment of acne has to be regularly done to keep pimples under control. An effective and honest relationship between the patient and doctor is the key to great results and most effective treatment.

Medical Therapy :

For the treatment of acne, there are three types of drugs that have proven to be effective :

  • Benzoyl peroxide targets surface bacteria, which often aggravate acne. Irritation and dryness are a common side effect. Regular application of benzoyl peroxide also prevents antibiotic resistance.It can sometimes bleach clothing
  • Retinoids are the most vital part of any prescription for acne. The most common side effect is irritation and dryness which can be sometimes more in dry weather like Bangalore.This drug not only acts on the comedone but also prevents scarring.
  • Antibiotics control surface bacteria and reduce inflammation in the skin. Medicines are more effective when combined with benzoyl peroxide or retinoids. The role is limited now.
  • Nutraceuticals A new subset of medications to reduce the effect of cutaneous hyperandrogenism and improve the sensitivity of the oil gland.Apart from this, hormonal treatment is indicated in certain circumstances for female patients especially for PCOS patients. It consists of oral contraceptive pills (low dose estrogen containing OCP). The latter has been very beneficial for hormonal acne and is best combined with OCP’s.

Q) What are the other treatment modalities?

  • Chemical peels: Chemical peels for acne work by removing the surface layers of the skin to expose the fresh and unaffected layers below. The treatment is carried out in a series of four to six sessions. These peels can improve mild to moderately severe cases of acne. At DSHS salicylic mandelic combination peels are one of the safest and most effective treatment in addition to the other modalities.

 

BLUE LIGHT THERAPY IN ACNE – INTRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BANGALORE

  • A NON INVASIVE PROCEDURE that uses light in blue light wavelength of 405-420 nm to kill Propionibacterium acnes.

  • FDA approved treatment for treatment of acne vulgaris.
  • Non invasive , safe and office time procedure.
  • Twice a week session reduces inflammatory acne to a great extent . It reduces the need of oral antibiotics.
  • Revolutionary treatment at doorstep in Whitefield.
  • Laser therapy- IPL laser is also helpful in active cases of acne.

Q) What are the myths surrounding acne?

There are several myths surrounding acne. Please click here to refer to my blog for a detailed explanation of the myths and the scientific proof to refute them

http://skinandhairsolutions.blogspot.in/2013/05/acne-myths-busted-most-common-myths.html

Q) What about the treatment of Acne and Acne Scars?

Sensitivity to androgenic hormones combined with oil secretion by skin glands and bacteria present on the skin causes acne. Everyone wishes to have smooth and supple skin. In case one has acne one need not be worried. Dr. Divya Sharma is one of the best dermatologists for acne in Bengaluru. Discover the comprehensive care from diagnosis to treatment from Dr. Divya’s Skin & Hair Solutions Clinic !

There are several options available for acne scar treatment at DSHS.

At Dr. Divya’s Skin & Hair Solutions Clinic, internationally acclaimed FDA approved technology is used bringing the best of the world to Whitefield in Bengaluru. The highest standards of protocol and guidelines are followed in order to deliver the best results.

Microneedling radiofrequency (MNRF)

The delivery of radio frequency through the microscopic channels created by insulated needles throughout the tip helps in neocollagenesis and improvement of acne scars. It is a colour blind procedure and hence safer in dark skin as well. At DSHS , Internationally acclaimed and FDA approved MNRF Endymed pure 2.0 with 3DEEP Technology is used. It has a maximum energy output of 50 W and is capable of delivering energy in increments of 2.5 W in 20 equally graded energy level settings (Level 1-2.5 W to level 20-50 W) .The energy delivery system consists of a disposable tip with 49 gold-plated needles. The complete length of the needle is insulated and through the tip it delivers bursts of RF energy. The depth of the needles can be adjusted from a minimum of 0.5 mm to a maximum of 3.5 mm. It is an advantage to set multiple needle depths in a pass. This allows discrete electrothermal coagulation at different layers of the dermis. Electrothermal damage from occurring anywhere in the dermis but at the very tip of the needle and never in the epidermis is prevented by insulated needles.

Fractional sublative resurfacing(FSR)

Another technology which is most helpful in deep acne scars and skin resurfacing is use of FSR which helps in ablation of skin tissue and better textural improvement. It is not a LASER and hence safer to use in darker skin as well. There is a little downtime but the results make up for it.

  • Chemical Peels – Treatment of hyperpigmented, red and shallow scars can be done by Glycolic Acid peels. For hyperpigmented and deep-pitted scars, TCA peeling can be done. CROSS is especially helpful in pitted scars but it is preferred less in Dark skin.
  • Subcision or subcutaneous incisionless surgery – This office procedure is used to release fibrotic bands which tether the scars to the surface. A Noker needle is used to release the fibrotic bands and there is minimal downtime.
  • Microdermabrasion – Works by exfoliating the skin’s upper layers. This treatment is useful for treating superficial acne scars and can be done at 2 weekly intervals.

 

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