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    Category Archives: Acne

  • Micro-Needling

    Collagen stimulation to remove acne scars

    Micro-NeedlingMicroneedling is an innovative new technology that can help remove acne scars safely and it works effectively for all skin tones. It offers a range of benefits, including: Continue reading >

  • Teen Acne

    Adolescent Skin

    At the Bradford Skin Clinic, we know exactly what is required in order for helping teens overcome their acneic skin condition.  We combine medical grade services with medical grade products in order to receive optimal results.
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    We offer Medical Peels at the clinic, which are responsible for exfoliating the dead layers of skin and tackling the substances that are creating the acne.  In junction with Peels, we offer Laser Acne Clearance, which targets the bacterial component of the acne and destroys it. Continue reading >

  • Dealing With Acne That Just Won’t Budge

    Acne is a constant reminder of what we’re doing wrong with our diets, stress and skin maintenance. Do you feel like you’re constantly in combat with acne that just won’t quit? When one eruption (finally) fades away, another starts up again, and you dare not touch it, because the bacteria spreads and so does the outbreak.

    Listen up: You don’t have to suffer with acne. You don’t have to feel embarrassed, or blame yourself. You can look the world squarely in the eye and smile with confidence. Acne can be beaten with the right techniques, different weapons, and perhaps some expert training. Let me explain:

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    Beat Acne With Different Weapons

    From a young age, we are taught to work hard, play hard and fight hard for what we want in life. But when it comes to acne, it’s best to be gentle on your skin. You cannot scrub away pimples, because they are a symptom, not a cause and overzealousness will actually irritate the sensitive skin more.

    Additionally, there are more efficient ways to treat acne. A series of laser treatments can reduce the occurrence of pimples for months at a time.

    Nutrition is as important for your skin, as it is for your body. That was actually the philosophy behind developing the technologically advanced, high-performance Bradford Skin Clinic mineral-rich product range. By feeding your skin, you will see it repaired, hydrated, tightened and illuminated.

    Tip: It’s best to avoid rough scrubbing pads and harsh cleansers and exfoliators. Instead, use soft cleansing brushes and gentle exfoliating cleanser once or twice a week. It should not form part of your daily cleansing routine.

    Beat Acne With New Techniques

    When it comes to skincare to combat acne, less is more. Most acne sufferers make the mistake of slathering on huge amounts of products, or they use much less than they really should. Using too little will not give the best result, while using too much will disturb the skin’s natural balance. It is important to follow the instructions on the containers to ensure best results.

    Tip: Don’t try several products simultaneously, because you will not get an accurate idea of how each product works individually. Remember, your skin will take a couple of days to a couple of weeks to adjust to a product, so give it sufficient time before introducing another product.

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    Beat Acne With Expert Training

    Many different things can cause acne and just because something works for friends, or even family, does not mean it will work for you. Skin type, age and a range of other factors are at play when it comes to assessing the cause of your adult acne.

    While over-the-counter treatments may help somewhat with adolescent acne, it can actually worsen adult acne. Both types of acne (and the pigmentation that results) can be professionally treated with the right products and prescription creams, laser, light and heat therapy and even acne scar treatment.

    Tip: Proper assessment of the cause of your acne, can help you find the best product solutions and techniques that will help reduce the occurrence and severity of acne.

    Come on in and let’s take a look at how Bradford Skin Clinic can give you a more effective, long-lasting solution to your acne problem.

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  • Why Your Acne Isn’t Going Away – And What to Do About It

    If you have chronic acne, then you know the pain of dealing with one breakout after the next, in a never-ending cascade of pimples. As soon as one eruption starts to fade, another blemish sneaks up to take its place.

    The good news? It doesn’t have to be this way. Acne is a highly treatable condition, once you figure out the right tricks. So if your face has been riddled with lesions and pustules for months, years, or even decades, then you’re probably making one of the key skin mistakes below:

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    1. You’re Scrubbing Too Hard

    While determination is a good thing in most aspects of life, overzealousness is not an asset when it comes to washing your face. Many people invest in harsh exfoliating cleansers or rough scrubbing pads in the misguided belief that they can simply scrub away the pimples.

    The truth, however, is that heavy-handed cleansing will not work. In fact, scrubbing sensitive skin will only make acne worse. While some exfoliation — as with soft cleansing brushes — can be helpful, scrubbing too hard or too often can aggravate pimples, making them redder and more inflamed. Wash your face the right way by using a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser that’s made for acne-prone skin. Rinse well afterward to remove any residue.

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    2. You’re Misusing Products

    Toners, lotions, and creams can all be effective in treating pimples — provided you use them correctly. Unfortunately, many people slather products on too thickly or use a far smaller amount than they actually need. As with all medicated products, acne treatments will only work with correct dosing, so read the instructions carefully before applying.

    Another common mistake is trying several new products at once. More products do not equal better results — and when you use two or three new treatments at once, you’ll never know how well each works individually. Start with one product at a time, and give it several weeks before turning to other options.

    Another acne no-no is applying facial products not suited for your skin type. Using sunscreen, foundation, moisturizers, or serums that clog your pores could undo any benefit from your anti-acne products.  Remember: if it goes on your face, it needs to be non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic. Period.

    3. You Need an Expert

    All acne is not created equal, and what works for your friends may not do a thing for you. The best treatment depends on age (adult acne is different from the adolescent version), skin type, and several other factors.

    Plus, while OTC treatments can be helpful, skincare professionals can give you the really effective stuff. Prescription creams like Retin-A or clindamycin pack an anti-acne wallop that you just won’t find in a tube of Clearasil. Beyond topical treatments, lasers have made fighting pimples easier and more effective than ever, knocking out acne for months in just a single session.

    By seeking professional help now, you can help protect your skin from acne scarring in the future. And if you already have scarring, a pro can help erase the damage.

    If you’ve tried every acne treatment at the drug store but still can’t shed those embarrassing pimples, we at Bradford Skin Clinic are here to help. We’d be happy to discuss your skin issues and advise you on the very best treatment options to give you clear skin for life. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (905) 755-SKIN (7546) or visit www.bradfordskinclinic.com.

    About The Author:
    Mia Liefso is a professional medical skin therapist and the owner of Bradford Skin Clinic & Med Spa in Bradford, Ontario.  She has certifications in IPL, VPL,laser and ultrasound technologies, as well as body contouring and medical facial peels. Her professional interests include difficult skin conditions—psoriasis, eczema, and acne—premature aging, skin care for the elderly, endocrinology, and helping people love the skin they’re in. Her diverse personal interests include history, animals, roller derby, travelling and gourmet cooking.

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