Dealing with acne in your teenage years is one of the worst experiences of growing up. In Singapore, the humid weather even adds up as one of leading culprits of acne both in youths and in adults. Some unfortunate souls are battling acne and acne scars to try and win back their self-esteem and promote better skin health. A lot of acne and acne scar treatments are finding their way in the mainstream beauty market. One of the top recommendations that you will hear in Singapore is acne laser treatment.
Understanding Acne and Acne Scars
Before diving into any acne treatments, it is important to understand what are acne and acne scars and how they develop.
Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that happens when the pores get clogged due to accumulated dirt, bacteria, excess oil, and dead skin cells. The blockage will cause the pores to swell and the follicle walls to break, causing some wounds to the skin.
After the acne heals, acne marks and acne scars are left on the skin. Acne marks are different from acne scars. Acne marks are dark spots left on the skin and usually go away on their own in just 3-6 months. On the other hand, acne scars are the irregular bumps or depressions that are permanently left on the skin. Acne scars are a lot harder to treat and are usually caused by large and cystic types of acne.
How Does Acne Laser Treatment Help?
There are many types of acne scar treatments depending on the type of acne scars that you have. Today, the trending and most trusted acne scar treatment that patients love in Singapore is the acne scar laser treatment, specifically the Fractional CO2 laser. Unlike any other types of acne scar treatments, the Fractional CO2 laser can treat three different types of acne scars. Aside from treating stubborn acne scars and acne marks, this laser treatment also improves skin health by reducing fine lines, minimizing wrinkles, shrinking pore size, and tightening skin, which are reasons why celebrities also love undergoing this treatment regularly.
How does the Fractional CO2 laser work? This treatment is done in clinics and by licensed health professionals. It uses CO2 laser beams that give off tiny shafts of light that penetrate the deep layers of the skin. Then, the skin naturally repairs these shafts by purging the damaged skin and regenerating new skin. The whole treatment takes about 15-20 minutes to complete and has a downtime of 5-10 days.
What to Expect Before, During, and After the Treatment?
Before the treatment, the nurse will apply numbing cream to the face and leave it there for about 15 minutes. The treatment itself lasts for 15-20 minutes. During the treatment, you may feel slight pain, but it is tolerable. Burnt smell is also normal. In 2-3 days after the treatment, your skin will have a sunburn-like appearance with some mild pealing. In 1-3 weeks, your skin will feel smoother as the skin continues to peal and regenerate. You will be given topical creams to help the healing process. You are also advised not to be exposed under the sun for too long.
With the huge number of aesthetic centers offering acne scar treatments in Singapore, always choose a reliable clinic with not only affordable prices, but also top-notch services by licensed healthcare professionals.
Those perfectly arched eyebrows, plump lips, volumized lashes, and on-fleek contours are close to useless if your skin is rough and uneven. While it is useful to wear makeup to cover your imperfections, splurging on concealers and full-coverage foundations and layering them on your skin can dry out and worsen the condition of your skin in the long run. So the best advise? Take care of you skin and invest on products that take care of it too.
Get the “Woke Up Like This” Face
Get a good night’s sleep.
Our liver helps in flushing out all the toxins our body has accumulated for days, and getting sleep at the right time of the day helps our liver do its work properly. If you stay up late at night catching up on the latest episodes of The Big Bang Theory or The Game of Thrones, you do not just overwork your eyes, you overwork your internal organs at the time they are supposed to be already resting. It is time to get a shut-eye early every night.
Acne laser treatment in Singapore work best if your internals are at their best condition. There will be times that you need double doses of vitamins, like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Iron, which all help to keep your skin’s healing abilities, aid good blood circulation, and boost skin health. In Singapore, some ladies take 1,000 mg of Vitamin C and E to increase the effectiveness of their acne scar laser treatments.
Visit a dermatologist.
You do not need inflamed, violent kind of acne raging wild on your face before you visit a dermatologist. Because prevention is better than cure, you can consult a skincare expert for a recommendation of a good regimen. If you are in a serious search for facial products that actually work, it is the dermatologist who is best to consult.
Besides hormonal imbalance, stress, and deficit in your sleep, it might be just your clogged pores that’s behind all your skin imperfections. There many acne scar treatments in Singapore, like good toners and clarifying lotions that get to the roots of your skin troubles.
Wear sunscreen before you step out of the house.
The truth is, we need sunscreens more than we thought we should. Ultraviolet rays are harmful, and being under the sun’s scorching heat even just for a short period of time can damage and make our skin age faster. Hence, make sunscreen a part of your daily makeup routine.
If you bought a cream sunscreen, you need about a pea-sized amount for your face and another for your neck. You can also apply another layer a few hours after if you do field work or if you spend longer hours out in the sun.
Don’t touch your skin, if you don’t need to.
A beautiful face starts with a healthy, vitamin-nourished skin. However, all your efforts might go to waste if you keep on spreading bacteria on your face by touching it repeatedly. We have more bacteria on our fingertips than we assume, so it is good to finally ditch face-touching habit today.
This article was originally published in https://medium.com/@judaholiver2018/reveal-your-skins-healthy-glow-185dd220f1ec.
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