We men have been facing the skin related issues for a long time and we tend to ignore it sometimes. In my younger days whenever I had any marks or pimples on my face my dad used to tell me to just use Soframycin or just let it be, it will go on its own. Well, that didn’t work much and yes the times have changed a lot since then. With the increasing beauty and grooming products in the market, we are now very conscious in terms of what to put and how to take care of the skin. The most common problem we face these days is Acne and Acne marks. From teenage to young adults to adults, we all go through this. Age isn’t a factor in this anymore. The pollution, stress, hormonal factors, some medications and what we eat and what not, all are responsible for this issue.
In more technical terms, Acne is caused by sebum (the skin’s natural oil) getting congealed at the opening of the skin’s pores. This occurs because there are skin flakes in the pores that mix with sebum and thicken, or because of the quality or quantity of the sebum. If the sebum is thicker then it obstructs more easily. If it is copious then it could also increase the opportunity for obstruction.
Now the question arises, how can we get rid of them. There are home remedies which we all want to get into because that’s the easiest way. Regularly cleansing skin helps to clear pores, preventing the build-up of skin flakes and sebum, but remember to go gently: scrubbing too hard or using harsh soap instead of a mild face results in an unwanted boost in sebum production. Some people use natural treatments like tea tree oil or apply honey and leave it on the skin for 30 minutes. Rinse the honey off with luke warm water; then rinse again with cold water to close the pores. Oily skin is prone to acne, and this home remedy can reduce excess oil and help clear acne. So this is the home remedy we all are aware of.
I have been associated with Dr. Jamuna’s Pai’s SkinLab, Bangalore for a long time and while I was going through their treatment, Acne solution was one of the most important one to look at. At SkinLab, the doctors customise the acne treatment based on client history, skin analysis and a complete investigation of blood reports. One of the most effective treatments I saw is Chemical Peel. Chemical peels speed up skin cell turnover essentially making them skin resurfacing and exfoliation agents. The basic aim of chemical peels is to replace the outer, dead layers of tired, sallow, blemished and wrinkled skin to reveal the underlying areas of fresher, younger looking skin. It also promotes the generation of collagen in the skin.
Now the question arises, How does a chemical peel work?
A chemical peel uses a solution applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells. It tightens the skin, reduces wrinkling, evens out any pigmentation and restores a more youthful appearance. There are a variety of peels ranging from the superficial depth peels to the deep ones, each for a different set of indications.
Depending on your skin type and the desired results, the doctors At SkinLab may recommend a superficial, medium, or deep chemical peel. Once applied, the chemical produces a separation and peeling of the outer layers of the skin. This stimulates the production of new skin from beneath.
Also as we know, the marks are not just on our face. They tend to be on our body as well like back and neck mostly and therefore these peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands and even the arms and legs. As the doctor says, most patients experience a warm to a hot sensation that may last as long as ten minutes followed by a mild stinging sensation.
Reactions to chemical peels range from mild to more pronounced. Generally, the deeper the peel, the longer the recovery. Peels are great first line treatments for many conditions and great maintenance in between other treatments. Depending on the type of peel, recovery time can range from minimal with no real “peeling” to a few days of mild redness and exfoliation. Patients generally see improved skin tone and texture with each treatment. Following a chemical peel, your new skin will be tighter, smoother and brighter than it was before. Following any skin peel, it is important that you avoid any exposure to the sun. Your new skin is very sensitive and susceptible to injury. Always apply a wide spectrum (UVA and UVB blocking) sunblock of at least SPF 30, 20 minutes before you go outside. SkinLab doctors will prescribe a proper home skin care treatment program to ensure proper healing.
At Dr. Jamuna Pai’s SkinLab, all chemical peel procedures are conducted only by Medical Doctors, under strict guidelines and protocols to ensure your safety at all times. I have tried their services and I can surely say they do take care of the all the procedures and make sure the treatments are done best as per your skin. Also, always go through the procedures carefully first and then go for them. make sure you take all the information required from the doctors and then go ahead with what suits you the best. At the end its our skin we are talking about.
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