*At Philosophy of Beauty, we are an aesthetic beauty clinic that specializes in the treatment of all types of acne. In the Greater Toronto area, if you want to reduce the appearance of acne and acne scars, look no further than Philosophy of Beauty. We invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our medical experts to find out how we can help you get clear, acne- free skin today.*
What is Acne?
*Acne is the most common skin condition, affecting an estimated 80% of teenagers and young adults aged 11-30. It affects all ethnicities and skin tones. It is often the result of the over production of sebum, an oil naturally created by the body to moisturize and protect the skin. Excessive sebum, in combination with dirt and dead skin cells, can cause blocked pores. Blocked pores become infected and inflamed, thereby producing red, raised pustules on the face, known as acne. While it is most common for teenagers to suffer from severe acne due to hormonal fluctuations during puberty, adults can continue to be frustrated by this problem well into their 30’s and 40’s. There are different a number of types of acne which range in severity. Mild acne may include whiteheads and blackheads, as well as pustules. Cystic and nodular acne are more severe manifestations, causing small, painful lumps under the skin which can leave red marks and scars. Although acne usually appears on the face, it can also appear on the back, neck, shoulders, chest, and buttocks. All types of acne, on any area of the body, can be improved with laser acne treatment. Although the most common trigger for acne is the hormonal, other causes include; medications, menopause, genetics and topical irritants.**When you meet with one of our skin care experts, they will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. Depending on severity and type, treatment plans will vary. General Acne treatment requires an appropriate daily skin care routine along with (insert hyperlink ZO Skin care line), Systematic Hydrafacial MD treatments (insert hyperlink to hydrafacial), and laser therapy.*
Laser Treatment For Acne
*Laser Acne Treatment is an effective and painless way to treat acne. By applying gentle laser light to the skin, the face, back, chest or other areas can be cleared of acne pustules without the application of harsh creams or medications. The specialized lasers treat acne by heating the sebaceous, (oil) glands, causing them to shrink in size and this signals them to produce less oil.*