In the United States, about 15% of adult women suffer from acne. Physicians are seeing an increase in the number of women who are having acne in their 30's, 40's and 50's. Unfortunately, treating these acne lesions is difficult. In this population, topical medications may not work very well. And unlike teenagers who typically have friends with acne (and they are expected to have acne), female adults who have acne can suffer from psychological problems. Acne in the adult population can effect motherhood, work, and cause a midlife crisis.
Because topical agents don't work very well, most physicians prescribe oral antibiotic medication such as doxycycline. Although doxycycline doesn't kill the bacteria causing the acne, it does have anti-inflammatory effect which helps in reducing the redness and gradually improve the acne.
But the antibiotic is not without its side-effect. Some women will suffer from a yeast infection every time they day oral antibiotics. So where does this leave adult patients suffering from acne?
The other option is oral hormonal contraceptives. There are a variety of options available. The down-side of this choice is that it may take months for the medication to work. And some women do not want to take hormones for various reasons.
Besides topical and oral medication, Pristine Laser Center offers laser treatment for the treatment of acne. The laser treatment kills the bacteria causing the acne as well as reduce the amount of sebum produced by the sabaceous glands which overall lead to less acne formation. The laser treatment for acne will take several sessions to take full effect. If you suffer from acne, call Pristine Laser Center at 407-494-0404 for a consultation.
In the medical community, the connection between acne and depression has been well established, especially amongst teenagers. It is well known that acne, particularly in teenagers, can cause depression. Most teenagers are very cognizant of how they look; their self-esteem is based upon how they look. They may feel so bad about their acne that they refrain from making friends, become lonely, have low self-esteem and ultimately fall into depression. Therefore, it is very important to deal with the acne so they can have clean, clear skin which may make them feel better about themselves.
At Pristine Laser Center, we utilize a variety of methods including topical and oral prescription medications, acne treatment kits, as well as laser treatments to help control and clear your skin. Sometimes acne can leave you with scars and we can help get rid of those scars with laser treatments as well. If you are suffering from acne or acne scars, call us today at 407-494-0404 to schedule an appointment. Isn't it time you had pristine skin?
You already know that smoking is bad for your health, causing lung cancer and other health issues. You also know that smoking causes wrinkling and dehydration of the skin, as well as a dull complexion. In a new study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, smoking cigarettesis now linked to comedonal postadolescent acne (CPAA), a type of acne that is most common in adult females. The study determined that nearly 73 percent of the adult women with CPAA who participated were smokers. The study states that "CPAA appears as the most frequent clinical form of postadolescent acne and seems to be strictly correlated with cigarette smoking.”
So if you are a smoker and suffer from acne, here is another reason for you to quit smoking. Call Pristine Laser Center at 407-494-0404 for a consultation.
Thinking of having laser tattoo removal? Now is as great of a time as any. Why you ask? Because of the cold weather we've been having here in Orlando. You see, doing laser tattoo removal on tanned skin may lead to problems. When you are tanned, melanin, the pigment that gives us our tanned look is very high in the skin. This is what gives us our "brown" coloration. During laser tattoo removal, a beam of laser is directed at the ink that is within your skin. Usually the ink is darker than your natural skin color. Hence, the beam of light hits anything that is dark in color. If you are tanned, there is a chance that the laser will not only destroy the ink particles, but also hit the melanin in the skin and cause lightening of the skin color. With the laser used at Pristine Laser Center, this is rare. However you might get transient hypo-pigmentation (lightening of the skin).
With the cold weather we've been having in Orlando, most people are wearing warmer clothing and cover their bodies and lose their tan. With less melanin in the skin, the ink from the tattoo can be removed easier without any potential problems.
If you are interested in having laser tattoo removal, call Pristine Laser Center at 407-494-0404 for a consultation.
When people get tattoos, they think they will like it forever. But a lot of people regret getting their tattoo(s). The design of the tattoo, the name of that person, the words that meant so much to them can lose its appeal. People change and their likes/dislikes change as well. It is estimated that about 40% of people aged 18-25 have at least one tattoo, roughly 50 million Americans. Out of those people, about 25% have regrets about getting their tattoos. If you are interested in having tattoo removal, call Pristine Laser Center today at 407-494-0404. We can help you get rid of those unwanted tattoos. Proudly serving the Orlando and Central Florida region.
Got a tattoo of your ex which you are now regretting? Here is a list of 10 celebrity couples that got matching tattoos, only to break up later...
1. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
2. Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan
3. Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
4. Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil
5. Evan Rachel Wood and Marilyn Manson
6. Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen
7. Kat Von D has names of a lot of her ex'es
8. Melanie Brown and Eddie Murphy
9. Brody Jenner and Playmate Jayde Nicole
10. And of course the latest one: Eva Longoria and Tony Parker
If you have the name of your ex somewhere on your body, it is time for laser tattoo removal. Call Pristine Laser Center at 407-494-0404 for a consultation.
Pristine Laser Center in Orlando offers tattoo removal, laser hair removal, laser vein removal, laser skin rejuvenation, acne scar treatment, laser skin resurfacing, age spot/ sun spot removal, laser treatment of vascular lesions and much more.