Acne is a skin condition typically composed of blackheads (comedones), inflammatory cysts, red pimples and whiteheads. The problem occurs when skin pores get clogged, or anytime sebaceous glands within the skin generate too much oil, obstructing the pores resulting in the buildup of dirt, debris and germs.
Together with overgrowth of bacteria, an inflammatory effect may occur, producing in a reddish blemish, pimple or whitehead. In the event that the inflammation develops deeper in the skin, the effect can be a firm and uncomfortable cysts. Acne breakouts can be the effect of many factors, which include hormone adjustments, menstrual cycles, being pregnant, medications, too much sweating, oily beauty products, even stress.
Maintaining acne control can be difficult, at times. There are numerous options available, such as over-the-counter and doctor prescribed lotions and antibiotics that target the different causes of acne. However, even with the vast variety of acne treatments, persistent outbreaks may still be challenging to treat. The majority of non-prescription treatments just focus on the skin’s surface and does not focus on the actual problem. Antibiotics could also produce complications by ruining the normal “healthy” bacteria in the body, trigger side effects such as photo-sensitivity as well as diarrhea in addition, lead to antibiotic resistance.
Much more advanced acne treatments such as laser acne therapy may be a more efficient choice to address persistent breakouts. Laser acne therapy penetrates deeper layers of the skin without damaging the skin’s surface area and decreases the output of oil from the skin glands as well as focusing on Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), the bacteria that triggers acne inflammation. This is a great alternative for individuals whom wish to stay away from using antibiotics or who have a level of sensitivity to the lotions and creams that are frequently used. This laser procedure may additionally strengthen the skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of scars, therefore this may be great treatment alternative for individuals with acne and acne scars.
Immediate progress could be noticed with one treatment. However, the best possible results could be accomplished with possibly only three to five treatments. The registered nurses at the The Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery can consult with you to create a management plan tailored to your specific skin type.
How is the Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery different than most when it comes to Cosmetic Laser Procedures?
• At the Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery all of our Cosmetic Laser Procedures are done by a registered nurse. The educational requirement to become a registered nurse is a Nursing Degree from an accredited University / College of Nursing.
• Most of our competitors use Aestheticians. Some of Illinois requirements to become an Aesthetician are; Have a valid Illinois Cosmetology License, be at least 16 years of age, have a minimum 8th grade education and complete at least 750 hours of training. If they have not completed high school or do not have a GED, they must pass an, “Ability to Benefit” test.
• Although there are many good and well qualified aestheticians out there, the Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery has chosen to only allow College Educated Registered Nurses to perform all of our laser procedures. We feel that the more medical education one has, the higher the likelihood of recognizing potential skin health problems that may exist.
• At the Women’s Institute all of our lasers are medical grade. Our lasers are setup with medical strength settings for our nurses to utilize.