A beautiful face is what everyone dreams for!
We all get attracted when we see a glowing face!
Well, Acne or Pimples are lifetime enemies which give a miserable look to your face. Most of the teenagers feeling embarrassed with pimples on their face and having Acne or pimples, creating a huge psychological and social impact on many people these days.
When we look in the mirror, and pimples draining the whole look of the face, it feels like squeezing the puss out and wants to get rid of them.
Acne & Pimple - What's the difference?
Acne, also known as Acne Vulgaris, is a hair follicle disease that affects the skin’s hair follicles and oil glands of the face, chest, and back especially teenagers during puberty. Pimples are one of the symptoms of Acne.
What Is A Pimple?
A pimple is kind of small pustule or spots. Pimples formed when the excess sebum and dead skin cells clogged in the pores of the skin. They result in swollen red lesions filled with pus.
How Do Pimples Occur?
Pimples are known as papules, blackheads or zits, and they are part of Acne. They may happen at any age, but most likely, they occur during puberty.
There is no single reason because many factors play a role in the cause of pimples.
Hormones: Hormonal changes during puberty is one of the main causes of pimples in teenagers. During puberty, sebaceous glands under hair follicles become overactive and become enlarged. So pimples occur during the teenage years mostly during menstruation, for women.
Extra sebum(oil): Androgen hormones stimulate the sebaceous gland, which results in the production of extra sebum(oil). Sebum makes its way towards the skin’s surface along with skin bacteria and dead skin cells resulting in pimples.
Follicle fallout: The dead skin cells in the follicle shed faster than normal in people with hyperactive sebaceous glands and make a way out of the skin’s surface along with the excess sebum and get clogged, resulting in pimples.
Inflammation: When your skin gets in contact with harmful bacteria, an army of white blood cells attacks that bacteria. This process is what makes your pimples red, swollen and painful.
Types of Pimples
There were different types of pimples with varying signs and symptoms:
Blackheads: Blackheads also called as comedo. They formed as a result of clogged hair follicles under your skin. They are black or dark brown spots clearly visible on the surface of the skin due to the oxidation of the skin’s pigment melanin.
Whiteheads: Whiteheads are also called as comedo. They are small, flesh-coloured papules formed as a result of dead skin cells, skin oil and bacteria get trapped at the neck of your skin pores.
Papules: Papules are small, round and solid pink cloured elevations of the skin.
Pustules: Pustules are small and red-coloured bumps visible on the skin filled with pus.
Nodules: Nodules are large papules embedded deep in the skin, often painful.
Cysts: Usually, Cysts are painful pimples filled with pus that seen on the skin’s surface.
Treatment For Pimples
Dermatology treatment has far developed. They have a solution for all kinds of pimples from mild, moderate to severe. The best way to deal with pimples/acne is an early treatment by an expert dermatologist. We are proud to say that Padma Clinic is one of the most preferred destinations for pimple treatment for both men and women.
In stage one, you can notice mild pimples which can be treated through special face wash, creams which take away oil from the skin.
In stage two, it results in severe Acne that can be treated through Antiandrogen agents, Azelaic & Salicylic acid, Retinoids, Antibiotics or Isotretinoin tablets to dry up pimples.
In stage three, you can observe spots and pigmentation, which can be treated through ZO peels, chemical peels, microdermabrasion.
In stage four, you can call them as pits that can be removed through Microneedling, PRP, Photodynamic & laser therapy, or subcision.
In some cases, steroid injections are injected directly into cystic or nodular lesions to suppress them.
If you didn’t find a solution for your pimples problem, consult our experts right away. People who got treatment at the Padma Clinic witnessed wonderful results.