What is Acne

August 14, 2018
Acne is a skin inflammation where hair follicles become plugged with dead skin cells and oil. Acne can also be formed by bacteria or hormonal imbalances which result in whiteheads, blackheads, cysts or pimples.

Fast Acne Facts:

  • 3/4 people (11-30 years) are affected.
  • Usually occurs on the face.
  • Also found on the back, chest, shoulders, buttocks.
  • Women get hormonal acne more than men.
While acne is more common in teenagers, it can occur at any time for adults as well. According to Mayo Clinic, prevention largely consists with knowing your predisposed risk factors. Risk Factors Associated with Acne:
  • Genetics
  • Hormonal Imbalance (Androgen)
  • Stress
  • Oily Body Products
  • Poor Hygiene
  • Medications

Possible Side Effects with Typical Acne Treatment

In order to heal acne, typical treatment options are based on your severity level, see some examples below which include possible side effects (or PSE).
  • Over-the-Counter: Topical gels or creams for mild acne like sulfur, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide. PSE: burning, skin irritation.
  • Coricosteroid Injections: Specific to cyst treatments. PSE: thinning tissue.
  • Oral/Topical Antibiotics: Treats moderate to severe acne and include erythromycin, tretinoin, tetracycline. PSE: develop antibiotic resistance, correlated conditions.
  • Oral Contraceptives: Reduces hormonal acne in women. PSE: heart problems, weight gain.
While these options might heal acne, they could have serious side effects, such as scarring, allergic reaction or more. Get a comprehensive understanding of prescription risk factors here.

MedStudio’s MicroPen Treatment to Heal Acne

Since traditional medications used to heal acne can have negative side effects so what can you do to help safely heal acne? This is where MedStudio’s MicroPen program can help. This minimally invasive procedure uses a MicroPen to create hundreds of microscopic channels in the skin to stimulate your body’s natural healing process. These channels clear away pore-clogging debris, and promote collagen and elastin development for renewed, healthier skin. When used several times throughout the year, this can be an effective tool for preventing acne and dramatically reducing acne scars.

Healing Acne: The Procedure and Process

  • Applied topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort
  • Performed with MicroPen in office
  • Little recovery time
  • Results within 24 hours
Contact us, today, to see how the MicroPen from MedStudio can help prevent and heal acne.