If you find yourself battling acne on a regular basis, you need not feel that you have to fight this battle alone. With a simple call to our office, you will find that help is readily available. Just like soldiers or law enforcement officers call for backup when they realize they are in a situation that is better not handled alone, the acne battle is no different.
There are two fundamental reasons you should consider seeking professional acne therapy: the short-term and long-term effects. The short-term effects of acne may not seem so short-term to you if you are the one that is facing the daily battles with it. In addition, the condition may go on for months and still be considered short-term if, once it is over, there is no permanent impact to your appearance or quality of life. Nevertheless, it is still a good idea to seek acne therapy for much of the same reason you may go to the doctor if you develop the flu or a sore throat. The fact that the flu will eventually go away on its own does not keep you from going to the doctor to get medication for it. Acne therapy should be no different.
Failure to seek treatment for acne in the short-term can lead to long-term and often permanent effects. One of these effects is the presence of acne scarring. This type of scarring can leave one with places on the skin that resembles small pits. In other cases, the scars can be raised places that are often discolored. Don’t allow yourself to be caught in a situation that you could have avoided if you only sought treatment earlier for a condition you thought was short-term.
Another reason you should consider acne therapy is the fact that all cases of acne are not the same. It may take a professional evaluation to determine which type you have. You may have a basic kind that is brought on by the blockage of pores. It may be that this type can be successfully treated with some topical medications.
Acne that becomes inflamed is more serious than the basic acne referred to as comedonal acne. Inflammatory acne can be accompanied by skin redness and irritations. If left untreated, this inflammation can lead to the development of cystic acne, which is the most serious type. It happens when the inflammation turns into an infection that can at times be painful. Cystic acne can easily leave a person with permanent scarring.
Since acne can vary in its potential for lifelong effects from one person to another, you should consult with the team at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre regarding your risks and a personalized treatment plan. While acne scarring can be treated with certain treatments, the best way to handle acne scars is to never let them develop in the first place. This is why you should consider having acne therapy done sooner rather than later. Our office is located in Guelph. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more.