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frequently asked questions
What are the factors that increase acne?
Some of the common factors that trigger the increase in acne are:
Unusual diet changes ex. A diet with a high glycemic index
Usage of some medications
Usage of greasy products and cosmetics
What are the important Do’s for acne control?
Here are some helpful ways that you can take care of your acne:
Use a mild or gentle cleanser for oily skin
Watch your level of sun exposure and keep it to a minimum to avoid excessive drying
Choose a healthy and nourishing diet
Clean your phone, pillows and other items that regularly touch your face to avoid germs coming in contact with your skin
And, visit a dermatologist to understand more about your acne and choose the right acne treatment for you.
What are the important Don'ts for acne?
You might not even realise it, but some of your habits are probably directly worsening your acne. Here’s what you should avoid doing:
Don’t overdo washing your face
Don’t use make-up to cover up active acne
Avoid excessive rubbing or touching your face
Do away with irritable products with harsh ingredients such as toners and exfoliants
Entirely avoid picking, scratching or squeezing your pimples to avoid scarring or infection
What are types of acne?
Did you think acne was only of one type? Acne actually comes in 4 different forms. So you must know your type of acne to treat it in an effective manner. Here are the acne types:
Fungal acne- occurs due to the presence of yeast in your skin’s hair follicles.
Cystic acne- these are pus-filled huge pimples that are known to cause scars.
Hormonal acne- Consists of whiteheads, blackheads and cysts formed due to the overproduction of sebum.
Nodular acne- Unlike other acne types present on the surface of the skin, nodular acne is right below the skin and looks like hard lumps or knots.
What are causes of acne?
There are a lot of factors that contribute to the appearance of acne. Such as:
High-carb diets such as bread, bagels, chips
Excessive makeup or usage of poor skin care products
Why should acne be treated?
Acne must be treated as it can go from a mild case to a severe case if left untreated. Acne also causes discomfort, and itching and can render permanent scars on your skin if not tended to.
Is acne due to hormonal imbalance?
There are different reasons why acne occurs, one of which is having a hormonal imbalance. This leads to hormonal acne which shows up in the form of blackheads, whiteheads, cysts and more. It occurs due to the overproduction of sebum in adult bodies.
Which acne treatment is best?
Chemical peeling is an effective acne treatment that removes dead skin cells and pulls out excess oil and dirt from clogged pores with the help of a mild medicated solution that is derived from natural fruits. Acne scar reduction, and laser acne treatments are also effective acne treatments.
What is the acne treatment process at makeO (formerly skinnsi)?
The acne treatment by makeO skinnsi is very simple. First, you are asked to submit your assessment for the skin concern. After this, our expert dermatologists will examine and suggest a treatment plan for effective results. The dermatologists will also suggest a post-treatment routine and medications for long-lasting, clear, and glowing skin.
How is acne diagnosed?
Consulting an experienced dermatologist to examine your acne or pimple marks is the best way of understanding and treating your acne. A dermatologist will take a closer look at your skin, and review your family history and medications to determine the cause of your acne.
They may ask questions pertaining to your skincare routine or whether you are experiencing menopause or suffering from any skin condition. Once the skin examination is done, they will either prescribe you medication or acne treatment, depending on the severity of your condition.
What are some of the benefits of this laser acne treatment?
It reduces acne scars on your face
Reduces enlarged open pores
Acne scar laser reduction is UFDA-approved
It is dermat-trained and certified by therapists
It is minimally invasive
It is suitable for all skin types.
What is the fastest way to cure acne?
There are a few effective methods to get rid of a pimple of two quickly such as using ice, applying a spot treatment, using pimple stickers, using salicylic acid serums, applying an acne treatment face mask and so on. However, it is best to visit a dermatologist if you are facing recurring bouts of acne.
Can acne be cured naturally?
Acne can be cured by following natural ways:
By cleaning your diet and leveling your hormones
Using natural home remedies like tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, green tea, aloe vera, fish oil and more you can overcome acne naturally.
Does ice help acne?
Yes! If your main concern is to reduce inflammation and redness on a new active pimple, ice can help reduce it and make the pimple less visible too.
What are the symptoms of acne?
The commonly seen symptoms of acne include:
Crusting of skin bumps