Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Acne Care - Need Something More?

Deep cleansing treatments can be effective for many people, but sometimes we need something more to get our skin into shape. Microdermabrasion is a great option if there are no pustules and you are not on Acutane. Many spas will create a plan of action where you undergo a series of acne facial treatments to get the infection under control and then move on to a series of microdermabrasion treatments. Generally a series of at least six treatments are recommended, done seven to 10 days apart, depending on your skin. You will definitely notice a difference.

Light therapy can also be combined, or follow microdermabrasion, depending on the needs of your skin. Blue light works wonders for controlling the bacteria on the skin that causes blemishes. Green light can be used to minimize, or eliminate, pigmentation marks that may have been left from previous breakouts. Yellow light will help to detoxify. Light therapy also requires a treatment plan, generally a minimum of six treatments conducted a couple of weeks apart.

Be prepared, the results of microdermabrasion are noticeable, to some degree immediately. Light therapy, on the other hand, may leave you wondering a bit. The breakouts will be fewer, the skin will become healthier, and the pigmentation marks will diminish, but it may take a few weeks for you to actually appreciate the work of the lights. Microdermabrasion works on removing some of the top layers of the skin which is immediately noticeable, while the lights are working deeper in the skin and may take a little more time. Be patient, it is worth it.

No matter what route you decide to go to care for your skin, the results will be limited unless you do your part at home on a consistent basis.