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How to get rid of Acne and Acne scars – The Derm Centre Winnipeg

The Derm Centre in Winnipeg offers various procedures to treat acne, and we can dramatically reduce scarring and discoloration with state of the art technology.  How can you get rid of acne and acne scars?



Acne Overview

Acne is the most common skin condition, affecting both teens and adults, and is usually present on the face, neck, back, chest, shoulders, and arms. It occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. Often, bacteria can be present too, which can contribute to the redness, swelling and pus that can accompany lesions. Acne lesions heal slowly, and when one begins to resolve, others seem to crop up.

Symptoms:  Blackheads, whiteheads, papules (raised bumps), pustules (pimples), nodules, cysts

Treatments: If you suffer from acne, we will analyze the skin, obtain a complete history of products, previous treatments and medications, and recommend the most effective course of action for you.

Prevention Tips:

  • Wash acne-prone areas only twice a day to avoid skin irritation, and use gentle, oil-free skin care products.
  • Products with salicylic acid or glycolic acid will help your skin exfoliate (get rid of dead skin cells) and therefore help prevent clogging pores and benzoyl peroxide will help reduce the amount of bacteria on the skin.
  • Shower more frequently, and especially after work/exercise
  • Use an over-the-counter acne cream or gel to help dry excess oil.
  • Avoid heavy foundation makeup. Choose powder instead.
  • Remove makeup before going to bed
  • Wear loose fitting clothing

For more information on Adult & Teen Acne, please visit our Resources page.

* See also Acne Scar Treatments

You may find the following presentation helpful as an overview of acne treatments and scars. You should understand that this document is for reference only and should not be taken as a replacement of medical advice and treatment.