Acne is considered a subcategory of the oily skin type. It comes in many forms, including black and whiteheads, small papules, pustules and severe nodules and cysts.
If acne is severe and the problems remains without treatment for a prolonged period of time, deep scars may form in the skin. Acne is caused by one or more factors, including excess oil production, poor exfoliation, genetics, stress, diet and hormonal imbalance. Even some of the cosmetic products we use on our face (especially oil-based cosmetics) can also cause and aggravate acne.
Sebum oil (the natural oil produced by our body) is necessary for the skin as it helps to keep the skin lubricated and prevents water loss. Poor cellular turnover combined with excess oil production causes clogging of the pores, leading to acne.
Increased hormonal activity is also another reason why acne is often worse during puberty, pregnancy, pre-menstruation and peri-menopause. Hormonal fluctuations occur during these periods and cause a spike in Sebum production by the sebaceous oil glands. When the skin has too much Sebum, Proponium Bacteria (P bacteria) flourishes on the skin’s surface. The combination of dead skin cells, excess dirt dust and oil all trapped within a small pore creates an environment for P.acnes to feed on.
Laser and Light Combination System (LLCS) is a non-ablative Laser & Light procedure that deep cleanses the skin, shrinks pores and oil glands, lightens pigmentation and stimulates collagen. Also helps to kill bacteria, clarify skin texture and enhance glow. It is described as the most advanced acne treatment technology in Singapore.
If you strictly follows treatment plan recommendation and the protocol of PPP Laser Clinic, your acne problem will be improved significantly. Once the spots have cleared, acne commonly flares up again if you stop treatment. Therefore, after the spots have gone or are much reduced, it is common to carry on with a maintenance treatment to prevent acne from flaring up again. The results are varied from person to person. The duration of results is greatly influenced by your lifestyle, sun exposure, diet, and the use of proper skin care products.