Different Types of Acne Removal
Acne removal is often a painful process, because the dead skin cells, oil and bacteria often block the pores causing infection and inflammation. The good news is that it can be treated easily and safely at home using topical creams, lotions, and sometimes antibiotics. If you have tried these acne treatments in the past, you may notice some improvement in your acne but you may need to try them again because your acne will probably come back. When the acne is gone for good, you may need to consult a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon in order to get rid of any remaining scars or acne blemishes on your face.
Chemical peels and acne removal by means of lasers are now very popular methods because they do not require the use of any pain medications and they are also very effective. There are many chemical peels available such as glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid and other organic acids. These chemical peels consist of a combination of oxygen and peroxide, which are usually a solution of oxygen and 2.5% hydroxy acids. These peels remove the uppermost layer of the skin and they are done in a surgical office or at home using a hand held laser. These chemical peels work very fast, in just a few days after the treatment, and most people notice an improvement in their acne within a few weeks of starting this treatment option.
Another type of acne removal is a blackhead extractor. This device looks like a pair of scissors which when pressed against the skin close blackheads and allow the skin to open up. The skin is then able to absorb the blackhead. This device works in conjunction with a comedone remover which is used to unblock the pores once the blackhead has been effectively removed. This is a safer method of acne removal because there is no danger of scarring because the skin is essentially open to the air, there is also no need for anesthetic or pain medication.