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Posts made in July 2017

4 Types of Acne and How to Treat Them, Part 1

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Acne is the most common dermatological condition in the United States, and it can be extremely frustrating to deal with. It’s a problem that many people can’t seem to get rid of, and the problem is not knowing that there are different types of acne – and different ways to treat each type. Once you discover which type of acne you suffer from, you can find a treatment method that will work for you. In this post, we will go over the first two types of acne that you can get, and how to treat them.

Comedonal Acne

Comedonal acne is characterized as tiny bumps all over the skin, usually found in your T-zone. Clogged pores cause this. This type of acne is found in people with a poor skin turnover rate, which can cause oil and wax to become trapped under the skin.

  • How to treat comedonal acne: The best way to get rid of and prevent comedonal acne is to add exfoliation to your skincare routine. If your acne is severe, you may want to see our Colorado dermatology specialists about a prescription retinoid, which can increase your skin turnover rate and exfoliate your skin. You should also look for makeup labeled “non-comedogenic” which means that the makeup will not settle into your pores and clog them.

Inflammatory Acne

This type of acne shows up as red bumps, whitehead, and blackheads and tends to be completely random. This type is difficult to deal with because a breakout can show up anywhere for seemingly no reason. Clogged pores and follicles, and excess oil production can cause inflammatory acne.

  • How to treat inflammatory acne: Oil-controlling products containing things like tea tree oil, benzoyl peroxide, or salicylic acid tend to work well on this type of acne. These things can be irritating to the skin in large amounts, so monitor your skin’s reaction to these products carefully. You can also ask your dermatologist about prescriptions like Aczone or a prescription retinoid.

One of the most important things you can do with any acne is to stick to a consistent skincare routine. Unfortunately, treating acne is a long-term battle, but a consistent routine can help reduce the symptoms and even keep them at bay. Contact our dermatologist today to set up an appointment for your acne treatment, and stay tuned for our next post where we will talk about the other two types of acne and how to treat them.

What is Microdermabrasion?

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If you have been plagued by dry, blemish-prone skin, microdermabrasion in Englewood, CO could do your skin wonders. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that removes the top layer or dry, dead skin cells with the use of tiny exfoliating crystals. Many people swear by microdermabrasion and those who experience fine lines, uneven pigmentation, and clogged pores can benefit the most by this procedure.

Though the process may sound painful, it is actually one of the most gentle skin care and anti-aging procedures out there. When the layer of dead skin is removed, your body will quickly react and work to replace it with new, healthier skin cells. Recovery time for this procedure is generally only one or two days, making it a very convenient way to achieve newer, healthier looking skin.

Microdermabrasion is also a relatively quick procedure. You can easily have it done on your lunch break and be back to work right after.  We guarantee that this safe and effective procedure will help you look and feel your absolute best. If you are looking to reduce acne scars, liver spots, sun-damage, or other skin issues, contact Colorado Skin Care today. Call us at (303) 740-4883 to schedule an appointment with our dermatologist.

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