Acne Treatment in Jumeirah, Dubai

Acne (‘spots’, ‘pimples’ or ‘zits’) is one of the most common skin conditions, especially among teenagers and young adults. It is distressing to those affected by it.

Causes of Acne
Research has revealed four key players that act together: excess oil (sebum), clogged pores, bacteria, and inflammation. Our bodies produce sebum to prevent the skin from drying out. Sebum production increases dramatically during adolescence, and not all of the excess sebum can flow freely to the skin’s surface, so some of it clogs the skin pores.

Common bacteria that live on healthy skin flourish in the excess oil, causing inflammation. In minor cases, a ‘blackhead’ or ‘whitehead’ forms; if the blockage develops deeper within the skin, a papule (pimple) forms. A bit deeper and a pustule (pus-filled pimple) develops. Nodules and cysts, the most severe types of acne lesions, are caused by very deep inflammation.

A person’s genetics, hormones, menstruation and emotional stress levels also contribute to whether they are likely to suffer with acne.


What You Can Do

Skin care for Acne-prone Skin

Excessive washing and scrubbing will neither prevent nor cure acne; in fact that can irritate the skin. Gentle washing with a mild cleanser and lukewarm water helps remove excess sebum, which is crucial for controlling acne. If you have oily hair, shampooing daily will reduce the likelihood that oil from your hair will contribute to the excess.

People with acne-prone skin can use some cosmetics, but should choose oil-free products, commercially labelled as ‘non-comedogenic’ or ‘non-acnegenic’. Hair products also can be used, but shield your face during application so that the product does not get onto your skin.

It can be tempting to squeeze acne lesions to get rid of them. Dermatologists do not recommend this. It tends to make acne worse and can cause scars. In such cases, you must visit a dermatologist for acne scar treatment.

Diet and lifestyle for Acne Treatment

Acne is not caused by specific foods, but certain foods may make some people’s acne worse leading to acne scars. It is also important to know that very greasy foods do not necessarily make the skin oilier, but eating these foods can leave oil around the mouth and might make acne worse and can cause acne scars which will further require an acne scar treatment.

What We Can Do For You

Promises of overnight results and acne cures sound great, but the truth is that acne treatment takes time (about four to eight weeks) and must be ongoing to be effective.

Our acne dermatologist in Dubai offers many effective treatment plans. The medication in your plan may be topical (creams applied to the skin) or systemic ( or antibiotics are often used for patients whose acne has not responded to topical treatment, or whose acne covers large areas of their body), or a combination thereof. LASER and light therapy treatment are also options. Corticosteroid injections are occasionally used to treat large, painful acne lesions.

Additionally, birth-control pills that contain oestrogen, or medication that   decreases the effects of male hormones (antiandrogens), may help some women.

A systemic treatment that you may have heard about is isotretinoin. This is the only medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat severe resistant nodular cystic acne, the most severe form of the condition. There are, however, risks associated with isotretinoin, so acne dermatologists won’t always prescribe it, and will monitor you closely, should they think it will be an effective option for you.

Deeper acne lesions can cause acne scars, a disfiguring and distressing situation for patients and might have to undergo acne scar treatment. Dermatologists in Dubai now use laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, chemical peels, surgery, and skin fillers to provide safe and effective acne scars treatments.

The Future

Acne is not curable, but it is controllable. Proper acne treatment can prevent acne scars and help you to feel and look your best. We apologise that, for ethical reasons, we cannot show any photos here. You may refer to the following website for ‘before’ and ‘after’ acne treatment photos:

At SHAMMA Clinic, our goal is to offer the highest standard of dermatology care. Our expert dermatologists in Dubai provide a range of safe & effective acne scars treatment options to help its esteemed clients restore clear & smooth skin.

For more information on acne scar treatment, visit us at SHAMMA Clinic in Jumeirah, Dubai. You can also book an appointment with our expert acne dermatologists by filling in the form given below and get the most efficient acne scar treatment in Dubai!

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