Pimples are a kind of acne. The tip of the pimple may be black or white. Pimples are formed more extensively when the pores of the sebaceous or oil secreting glands are blocked. Pimples also can be infected by the bacteria. Like acne, the mild conditions may not require the treatment, but severe conditions do.
There are different types of acne:
- Whiteheads – These are very small and remain under the skin, appearing as small, flesh-colored papules.
- Blackheads – These are clearly visible; they are black and appear on the surface of the skin. Some people mistakenly believe they are caused by dirt, because of their color.
- Papules – They are small, solid, rounded bumps that rise from the skin. The bumps are often pink.
- Pustules – These are pimples full of pus. They are clearly visible on the surface of the skin. The base is red and the pus is on the top.
- Nodules – these are morphologically similar (similar structure) to papules, but larger. They can be painful and are embedded deep in the skin.
- Cysts – These are clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are filled with pus and are usually painful. Cysts commonly cause scars.
There are many causes for pimple outbreaks:
- Unhealthy diet.
- Hormonal imbalance.
- Insufficient water intake.
- Inadequate skin care.
- Excessive use of cosmetics.
- Unhealthy lifestyle
Pimples can be controlled by following simple procedures like washing face, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and also taking medications when needed. But in some cases it leaves scar and to combat that we have introduced a few treatment techniques in our clinic.
- We use fractional laser in the treatment of scars. Pulses of laser light coagulate the scar tissue and trigger healthy new tissue to form in the skin. Laser is a non-invasive procedure which involves very less pain and takes less amount of time.
- Dermabrasion involves the removal of the surface of the skin with special equipment. This procedure is useful when the scar is raised above the surrounding skin; but, it is less useful for the treatment of sunken scars.
- Microdermabrasion is a treatment in which a hand-held device is used to blows crystals onto the skin. These crystals gently “polish” the skin’s surface. Then, a vacuum tube removes the crystals and skin cells. As just the surface cells are removed, the skin isn’t damaged. This treatment requires a few session of treatment.
- Filler injections are used to raise sunken scars to the level of surrounding skin. The effects of these injections are only temporary so the procedures may need to be regularly repeated.