Acne is a common skin disorder the affects not only teens, but adults in Ottawa. The most common question our staff receive at Concept Medical in Ottawa from acne patients is “Why does acne occur” and “How can I fix it.”
Why do I have Acne?
Acne starts just below the surface of the skin in tiny glands called sebaceous glands. These glands produce oil, which normally pass through the pores of the skin keeping your skin and hair soft and smooth. Often during hormonal changes the glands can secrete extra amounts of this oil, which can get trapped beneath this skin’s surface. When the pores become clogged, bacteria under the skin (known as p. acnes) begin to thrive, resulting in a red and swollen acne pimples. The acne process can become troublesome and hard to control, leaving people with acne scaring that is difficult to correct.
How do I keep my acne under control?
At Concept Medical in Ottawa we have many different ways of treating acne depending on each patient’s unique case. Topical acne creams are often first line to help decease the inflammation and bacteria associated with acne. BLU-U blue light therapy is a non-drug therapy for moderate acne offered by Concept Medical here in Ottawa. BLU-U is a unique blue light the kills the p. acnes bacteria which is one of the key cases of acne, without damaging the surrounding skin. BLU-U treatment is not only non-invasive but it requires no topical or systemic drugs. BLU-U acne treatment is very safe, gentle, and pain free. For severe cases of acne, oral medications such as antibiotics or Accutane are often needed. For more information about BLU-U and acne treatments in Ottawa, please contact Concept Medical.