Acne Treatment Cosmetic ProceduresAcne treatment cosmetic procedures are extremely costly and often carry numerous side effects, making them more risky than other treatments.
There are three types of cosmetic procedures: chemical peeling, light and laser acne therapies, and Microdermabrasion.
The risks of cosmetic procedures are ruining your skin cells so that they will never produce healthy skin again. Your face could be burned; the skin could peel much further down than the top layer of dead cells and oil. Severe damage can occur.
Chemical peeling is a light peeling or exfoliation of the skin. It is a quick process that can be done over a lunch hour.The treatment uses alpha or beta hydroxyl acid to remove the top layer of skin, such as dead skin cells. It is designed to help with mild to severe acne cases in which fine lines, wrinkles, and acne are reduced, all while the skin texture and discolouration are evened out.
A spa, dermatologist, or cosmetologist can conduct these chemical peels and thus the cost will vary considerably. The process removes dead skin and excessive oil clogging the follicle pores and thus reduces acne symptoms like pimples and spots.
Pros and Cons of Chemical Peeling
|1.||Acne is reduced.||Redness, flaking, or peeling of the skin.|
|2.||Wrinkles are reduced.||Skin can be burned during the process.|
|3.||Discolouration can be improved.||Irritation can occur or even damage to the skin.|
|4.||-||Medications can interact with the chemical peel including acne medications.|
Light and Laser Acne Therapies
Light and laser therapies work on the premise that certain bacteria and toxins cannot be killed by regular antibiotics, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory medications.Treatments work with different results and there is no one treatment that is perfect. For some, medications can create too many side effects. A topical cream could cause an allergic reaction. Other treatments might not offer any results at all. This is why studies were conducted to attempt a treatment that might work where others do not.
Lights and lasers at certain levels and wavelengths have the ability to kill certain bacteria. If your acne is caused by this type of bacteria it will work. A blue light combined with the red laser light is used in order to kill the bacteria first with a pulse of light and then with heat energy. The treatment has been known to reduce oil glands and thus stop the over production of oil.
Pros and Cons of Light and Laser TherapySide effects have included redness, temporary in most cases, in the treated area. Risks of this treatment are for the side effects to be less temporary, more permanent. Additionally, there is a risk of exposure to these light levels that could affect your health over the long term.
|1.||Helps with mild to severe acne.||Results are not predictable.|
|2.||Can work where other treatments have not worked.||About 30 to 60 per cent of acne clearing occurs, never 100 per cent.|
|3.||-||A series of treatments with different lights and laser tool is necessary.|
|4.||-||Results have been known to be temporary.|
|6.||-||Laser and light therapies have numerous health side effects such as redness of the skin and may last for several days. They can even become more serious over time.|
Microdermabrasion or dermabrasion is conducted by a dermatologist. There are also some products now sold over the counter as at home treatments.Basically, the product is like sand paper on your skin. It is rubbed over your skin to allow for a new and smoother layer of healthy skin to replace what was treated.
It is another exfoliating treatment in which crystals are evenly sprayed on the skin to alleviate acne, brown spots, age spots, and dull skin. Dermabrasion is used to help with acne scars, pox marks, and scars from disease or accidents. It does not help with skin defects, pigmentation from birthmarks, burn scars, or moles.
Pros and Cons of MicrodermabrasionSkin will turn pink after the treatment and over 10 days return to a normal colour. For some who have side effects, the redness can last for six to eight weeks. The skin can also be sensitive to sun.
|1.||Acne scars, pox marks, and other similar scarring can be fixed.||Uneven skin colour changes that can be permanent or temporary might occur.|
|2.||Wrinkles and skin discolouration can be repaired.||Scars can actually occur from the treatment itself.|
|3.||-||Infection rather than healing of the skin has been known to happen.|
|4.||-||Skin has darkened for some patients, particularly if they are exposed to sun.|
|5.||-||A pinkness or redness can appear temporarily or even permanently.|
|6.||-||An allergic reaction to the exfoliation process can damage the skin.|
Side Effects of Cosmetic ProceduresCosmetic procedures are usually expensive, they also have numerous side effects that could ruin your skin. While it does not happen for everyone, and this process does work for certain patients, be aware of the cost and that there are safer options available to you.
Alternatives to Cosmetic ProceduresMost of the cosmetic procedures are simply exfoliation treatments or scar repairing treatments, rather than tackling the root cause of the acne.
As a costly method acne treatment cosmetic procedures do not work for everyone and certainly are not considered a preventative measure. As the skin repairs from treatment there is the potential for acne to come back.
With risks, complications and side effects it is better to choose something like an over the counter cream plus an all-natural acne treatment pill that stops acne before it reaches the grade 3 and 4 levels.