Acne Treatment Depends on Type of Acne

Getting successful results from any acne treatment, including a Toronto chemical peel, depends on first and foremost determining which type of acne you have (fairly easy to do) and what could have caused it (fairly difficult to do for most people).

Acne comes in two forms: non-inflammatory and inflammatory. Blackheads and whiteheads are forms of non-inflammatory acne. These unattractive pimples are basically oil ducts in your skin that have filled up with a plug made up of dirt, sebum and dead skin cells.

Inflammatory acne happens when this plug irritates the skin, causing it to become infected and transforming into a red, raised and pus-filled bump.

Now, once you’ve figured out what kind of acne you have, try figuring out the cause. This is extremely difficult (even scientists don’t know exactly what causes acne) but you may able to figure out some triggers that make breakouts worse. Do you breakout when you’re stressed out? How about if you eat certain foods that you could be allergic to? Is your acne related to rosacea? It might be helpful to speak to a dermatologist or your doctor here. You can also record your breakouts, and see if there are any patterns that point to a specific cause.

Effective acne treatment relies on an accurate assessment of your condition. The Medical Consultants at Skin Vitality can help you and see whether a Toronto chemical peel can help you. Just call 1-877-356-7776 to book your free consultation!

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