Acne & Scars

About Acne & Scars

PIMPLE & ACNE-SCAR REMOVAL TREATMENT

Most of us have faced pimple or acne breakouts at some point in our lives. According to a study, acne is the most common skin problem and affects around 200-300 million people between the ages of 12 and 25 years in India. In recent years, even older people have started experiencing breakouts due to stress and lifestyle.

You may consider acne as a simple skin infection, but it is not. It occurs due to complex interaction of changing hormones, sebum and a bacterium called Propionibacterium acnes. Since it is a serious skin concern, opting for home remedies like washing your face frequently, drinking lots of water etc. might not turn out to be effective. Hence, we suggest seeking professional help.

The first step towards knowing about acne starts with understanding our skin. To keep our skin healthy and supple, our skin’s sebaceous or oil producing glands produce sebum. Acne breakouts happen when oil and dead skin cells clog up our skin’s pores, helping the bacteria to multiply and leading into acne breakouts. As the bacterium multiplies, our immune system reacts to it in the form of pus, redness, itchiness or pain. Most common acne prone area is your face. However, some people may experience this on other body areas like chest, arms, neck and back. To know how to prevent acne breakouts, visit our Skin And Hair Library

Your hormones, lifestyle, stress, heredity is what triggers acne and hence it is essential that you visit an expert dermatologist who will diagnose the right cause of your acne and prescribe the right treatment for best results.

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It is not just acne, there are other problems associated with it like pigmentation and scars. Even when acne is healed, it may leave behind ugly marks and scars. This happens when the skin does not heal properly leading to depressions or marks. Dark spots left behind after the acne heals is called Post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation (PIH) and is a very common side-effect. It is caused due to increase in pigment production under your skin. These can be usually treated using chemical peels or advanced lasers which are generally safe. If you are suffering from acne, you should immediately seek professional help as acne can lead to permanent scarring, which might hide your skin’s beauty.

Pigmentation can be classified into epidermal (superficial), dermal (deep), and mixed. So, basis how severe the skin problem is, our Specialist will recommend the right pigmentation treatment which will be a combination of chemical peels or lasers to say goodbye to pigmentation.

Our Approach to Acne

At Altmis, we believe that a 360° holistic approach is necessary in treating and controlling acne, leading to clearer skin. When you step into Altmis, our expert dermatologists begin the session with a thorough in-depth skin and health analysis to diagnose the causes of your acne.

Whether it is diet, lifestyle or stress that is leading to the breakout. Basis their detailed observation, and depending on the type and severity of acne, a combination of advanced peels, services and medications are customized for you.

This will help you treat and control your acne. Our dermatologists also ensure that your skin heals properly so that pigmentation and scarring is minimized. They will also advise you on the Right Diet and other do’s and don’ts that will help you avoid acne in the future.

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Skin CONCERNS

Active Acne & Pigmentation

Active acne may be mild, moderate or severe depending on the number and type of breakouts. Each needs different treatment approach. Acne can be classified as –

Mild To Moderate Acne

When the skin layer above the pores become thick, dead skin cells are shed into the pores, which blocks them. If you notice, you will be able to see the plugs that block the pores in the form of tiny spots. These are blackheads and whiteheads, also known as comedones. Many people misinterpret the black spot of blackheads as dirt. Comedones can be accompanied with small spots called pimples or papules. In some cases, acne does not progress beyond this mild-to-moderate stage, where you can see a number of small pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. If this phase of acne is not treated appropriately, it can flare up and lead to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), commonly referred to as acne marks. The discoloration caused in this phase may last for several months and is often more clear and noticeable in darker-skinned people. Also, if collagen is not healed completely, it can lead to scars which are difficult to treat and correct.

Acne & Pigmentation


The ugly marks that you observe after the acne is gone are called Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation or PIH. It is caused due to excessive melanin production and is a result of acne related inflammation. PIH can be seen as a flat area of skin discoloration and may last for months. The chances of PIH are high if you touch and aggravate acne. Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) is different from a scar which is harder to treat. Thankfully, there are several treatments available for treating PIH and the right treatment can fade the PIH spot quickly. At Altmis, a dermatologist will evaluate the PIH and recommend the correct treatment for it.

ALTMIS RECOMMENDS

Triple Action Acne Clear System

Service

All Clear Acne Facial

Advanced Service

TRIPLE ACTION ACNE CLEAR SYSTEM

Triple Action Acne Clear System is a holistic approach to treating and controlling acne. Our expert specialists begin the session with a thorough in-depth skin and health analysis to diagnose the cause of your acne

Basis this a treatment which is a combination of advanced peels, services and medications is customized for you to help treat and control your acne. They will also advise you on the right diet and other do’s and don’ts that will help you avoid acne in the future.

Triple Action Acne Clear System Moderate Severe This system follows a holistic approach when it comes to treating and controlling moderate to severe acne concerns. Our specialist will diagnose the root cause of your acne. Based on the severity level of your acne, the specialist will recommend one of the Triple Action Acne Clear System. This system is a combination of advanced peels and services that are customized to treat your acne. One of the peels in this system is Tri-Active Acne Clear System with Black Peel. This peel is a natural organic acetic acid combination peel that treats acne and other concerns related to it. It is the peel’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial property that helps subside the redness quicker compared to normal peels. In addition to that, the peel contains Potassium Iodide that helps in healing wound faster. While Jasmonic peel ensures exfoliation and skin regeneration.
Natural organic peel fights acne bacteria

All Clear Acne Facial

All Clear Acne Facial is designed to Target & Care the causes of oil and acne prone skin in order to give facial benefits. It tackles the acne-prone skin by dealing with the root cause of it, targeting the bacteria that reside within the skin pores. This facial is conducted through an effective skincare process where the facial skin is purified with toxins, conditioned & moisturized to calm and soothe.

The benefits of this therapy evolves with each stage that it goes through-

Cleanse: Anti-oxidant synergistic tea blend soothes the inflamed skin
Target: Your skin is massaged with a special serum to prep for extractions
Desincrustation Mask: It is applied to the face and neck, followed by a careful extraction process
Tones: Salicylic acid helps control excess oil and unclogs the pores. Synergistic tea blend and powerful anti-oxidant formula soothes and calms the skin
Sea Mud Mask: It does deep pore cleansing. The mineral-rich sea mud & ichthammol absorbs oil without drying out the skin, preventing future breakouts
Calming Mask: Contains both Buttermilk and a calming synergistic Tea Blend that cools and soothes the skin.
Hydration: Porphyridium Complex (micro alga) helps control excess oil, giving your skin the shine while reducing dryness and flakiness. Zinc Oxide provides daily protection, while matting the skin and reducing redness.

Body Acne

Most people with facial acne have some amount of body acne as well. Body acne develops in a similar way to facial acne and is usually seen on upper arms, chest, back and neck.Body acne is caused by the same plugged pores, hormones, and bacteria that cause facial acne. Hence they can be effectively treated in the same manner as facial acne.

ALTMIS RECOMMENDS

TRIPLE ACTION ACNE CLEAR SYSTEM

Service

TRIPLE ACTION ACNE CLEAR SYSTEM

Triple Action Acne Clear System is a holistic approach to treating and controlling acne. Our expert specialists begin the session with a thorough in-depth skin and health analysis to diagnose the cause of your acne

Basis this a treatment which is a combination of advanced peels, services and medications is customized for you to help treat and control your acne. They will also advise you on the right diet and other do’s and don’ts that will help you avoid acne in the future.

Triple Action Acne Clear System Moderate Severe This system follows a holistic approach when it comes to treating and controlling moderate to severe acne concerns. Our specialist will diagnose the root cause of your acne. Based on the severity level of your acne, the specialist will recommend one of the Triple Action Acne Clear System. This system is a combination of advanced peels and services that are customized to treat your acne. One of the peels in this system is Tri-Active Acne Clear System with Black Peel. This peel is a natural organic acetic acid combination peel that treats acne and other concerns related to it. It is the peel’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial property that helps subside the redness quicker compared to normal peels. In addition to that, the peel contains Potassium Iodide that helps in healing wound faster. While Jasmonic peel ensures exfoliation and skin regeneration.
Natural organic peel fights acne bacteria

Acne Scars

When the skin does not heal properly after an acne breakout, it leads to scars. If you suffer from consistent nodular and cystic acne lesions, you are at a very high risk of developing permanent acne scarring. This is particularly true when a region is affected by overlapping acne outbreaks, with no opportunity to completely heal in-between.

Inflammatory acne most often leads to scarring, as the rupture of the follicle creates an injury that the skin is unable to repair. This injury to the skin damages collagen fibers and may cause small depressions, such as pitted or icepick scars, to develop. Deep, pitted acne scars result from damage to multiple layers of the skin and thus need a more aggressive treatment with lasers and other advanced technologies like Fractional Laser, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) etc. These technologies try and repair damaged tissue (scars) allowing fresh, new collagen to be produced in its place.

Scars are different from Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH). Properly treating active acne is key to preventing scars from forming. First and foremost, avoid picking on acne. Picking or popping pimples prevents the skin from healing properly and will only exacerbate irritation.

Depressed acne scars: These are the most common type of scars that results from acne. Depressed acne scars can be of three types – Rolling scars, Boxcar scars and Icepick scars.

Raised acne scars: There are times when your body produces too much of collagen while healing the skin and the underlying tissue. This leads to developing a raised acne scar, which is more common in people with darker skin.

At Altmis a dermatologist will evaluate the scar and recommend the best treatment possible. We offer a range of advanced services like dermaroller, fractional lasers, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) that will decrease the appearance of acne scars.

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ALTMIS RECOMMENDS

ALL CLEAR ACNE FACIAL

Service

Y.D. Skin Tightening

Advanced Service

ALL CLEAR ACNE FACIAL

All Clear Acne Facial is designed to Target & Care the causes of oil and acne prone skin in order to give facial benefits. It tackles the acne-prone skin by dealing with the root cause of it, targeting the bacteria that reside within the skin pores. This facial is conducted through an effective skincare process where the facial skin is purified with toxins, conditioned & moisturized to calm and soothe.

The benefits of this therapy evolves with each stage that it goes through-

Cleanse: Anti-oxidant synergistic tea blend soothes the inflamed skin
Target: Your skin is massaged with a special serum to prep for extractions
Desincrustation Mask: It is applied to the face and neck, followed by a careful extraction process
Tones: Salicylic acid helps control excess oil and unclogs the pores. Synergistic tea blend and powerful anti-oxidant formula soothes and calms the skin
Sea Mud Mask: It does deep pore cleansing. The mineral-rich sea mud & ichthammol absorbs oil without drying out the skin, preventing future breakouts
Calming Mask: Contains both Buttermilk and a calming synergistic Tea Blend that cools and soothes the skin.
Hydration: Porphyridium Complex (micro alga) helps control excess oil, giving your skin the shine while reducing dryness and flakiness. Zinc Oxide provides daily protection, while matting the skin and reducing redness.

Y.D. Skin Tightening

This is an advanced technology that is ideal for skin lifting, tightening, reducing pore and overall rejuvenation. This is a minimally invasive service where tiny micro-needles deliver controlled Radio Frequency (RF) energy directly into various depths of the skin to regenerate collagen leading to firmer skin.

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Before the start of the procedure, a topical anesthesia is applied making this service virtually painless. There might be some redness on the treated areas for 3-4 hours initially. Occasionally, a fine scab will be formed, which is part of the healing process. Most patients see excellent results in 3 sessions. This may vary according to your skin condition and a Altmis specialist will be better able to assess and advise you.