Acne is a once in a lifetime experience of puberty. Acne-prone skin is not only an effect on appearance but also a factor in lowering self-confidence. Nowadays, a lot of laser treatments using laser have been introduced, but there is a lot of controversy in judging the effect.
Acne occurs most often when hair follicles are blocked with oil and dead skin cells, sometimes caused by certain bacterial strains in the skin. Acne and whiteheads and blackheads appear on the face, forehead, chest and back, and on the shoulders. In addition, there is no cure to completely eliminate acne, so you can only treat acne-related wounds. In other words, new acne can be fired at any time after treatment.
The treatments used to improve acne skin are usually topical products or oral antibiotics, but in some cases they opt for phototherapy to get faster and more effective results. Although phototherapy, including laser therapy, is often used to eliminate acne, this treatment is effective for all people and is not effective for all skin types.
A typical example of treatment using light is red light treatment, which shrinks sebaceous glands. These lines produce oil that keeps moisture on the skin. If excess oil is secreted, it blocks the skin pores and causes acne. Red light therapy minimizes the secretion of these oils and helps reduce acne. However, if you use too much light instead of a moderate amount, your skin will catch up and your sweat glands can act to secrete more oil.
There is also blue light therapy that kills propionibacterium, the causative agent of acne. It can eradicate up to 99.9% of the bacterium in three times and prevents the whitehead and blackhead from deteriorating. However, as with red light therapy, excessive skin damage can occur.
Inefficient Factors of Phototherapy
These ray treatments may seem like a perfect solution, but there are also ineffective factors behind them. Here are some reasons why the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has revealed it.
1. Phototherapy does not guarantee 100% efficiency for acne. Treatment is mostly to reduce acne and to eliminate the most problematic factors, but it does not completely eradicate acne. Dermatologists are encouraged to consult with a specialist about the best treatment for acne, and topical medication can be an alternative.
2. One of the reasons why phototherapy is not working perfectly is because people can produce different results. Some people have a slight acne, but some can get as severe as cystic acne. In addition, skin reactivity is different, and this can be a factor affecting the treatment effect.
3. Not all types of skin are suitable for phototherapy. Some people may have side effects such as redness and swelling, so treatment alternatives may be applied or treatment may take longer to prevent skin damage.
4. As with other therapies, phototherapy is also a hassle for the skin to follow specific instructions provided by a specialist. This guideline is intended to prevent side effects and improve the positive outcome. For example, if you have received broadband therapy, you should avoid sunlight for the next two days.
5. Certain types with acne or other skin problems should be particularly careful. In the case of people with sensitive skin, the treatment schedule can be shortened by faithfully following the doctor's customized treatment plan.
Stress is the source
Acne can be considered to be somewhat therapeutic even if stress is reduced. This is a negative effect on treatment outcome, as the stress increases, body stress hormone level increases, inflammation increases and acne deteriorates.
First, various physical and psychological factors that promote stress should be removed. This can include interpersonal issues, social problems, sleep deprivation, and anxiety, starting with exercise. When stressed with these factors, the nerve cells cause itching to the skin and health. In addition, to protect the body from this stimulation, the glands can secrete more oil.
Managing your stress and managing your skin while drinking enough water can be the most basic improvement effort. Dr. Eileen Tan, a dermatologist, stressed that good bacteria and other actives are key to keeping skin healthy. Actinic actives are effective in reducing the inflammation of atopic dermatitis and healing wounds and burns.