Your diet can greatly impact your skin health, and eating the wrong foods could lead to increased acne.

An Overview of Acne Treatments at Nirunda Clinic

M any people will struggle with acne during their lives. It can be extremely frustrating, causing itchiness and discomfort and lowering a person's self-esteem and confidence. It is no wonder that there are many ointments and medications on the market to treat acne and help people maintain clear skin.

However, It isn't always easy for consumers to know which treatments will best solve their acne issues. The correct treatment can depend on many factors, including a person's environment, skin type, eating habits, and genetics.

This is why many people seek acne treatment at an aesthetic clinic like Nirunda Clinic. Certified dermatologists have the expertise to pinpoint the cause of an acne breakout and help prescribe the best solution for each patient. Let's look at some of the factors that cause acne and how it can be treated.

What Causes Acne?

Acne is visible on the skin’s surface, often appearing as raised red or white bumps or inflamed, swollen areas. Acne frequently causes discomfort, pain, and itchiness. If severe acne is not treated, it can also lead to skin discoloration or scarring. The first step to finding the right acne treatment is understanding the cause of your acne.

Acne is a disease of the sebaceous glands around hair follicles. Hormones called androgens and insulin, as well as insulin-like growth factors, cause increased oil gland activity. This increased oil gland activity leads to increased sebum, which leads to inflammation and eventually inflammatory acne. Inflammatory acne causes the rupture of the hair follicle and this leads to a blockage of the follicular opening. Both these factors lead to increased sebum, worsening the inflammation and the acne.

Factors That Worsen Acne

Acne most frequently occurs during puberty, when people undergo extreme hormonal changes, but many factors can influence our skin’s oil production or bacteria levels, worsening acne symptoms.

  • Stress: High levels of stress can cause more severe acne symptoms.
  • Diet: A diet containing a lot of junk food and foods high on the glycemic index can worsen acne symptoms, while healthy diet choices and increased consumption of probiotics can help reduce acne.
  • Skin products: Oil-based skin care products can increase oil production and trap more bacteria on the skin, increasing the likelihood of acne problems.
  • Medications: Certain medications, such as birth control pills that affect hormone levels can cause or affect acne.

Acne Treatments

There are many approaches to treating acne and helping people maintain beautifully clear skin. However, some treatments are better than others, so it’s important to choose a clinic that prioritizes your needs.

At Nirunda Clinic, we have board-certified dermatologists who help diagnose the root cause of our clients’ acne problems and recommend the perfect treatment. We have a wide range of acne treatments that we can use to help our clients, including:

  • Oral medication and topical treatments
  • Cortisone injection treatments
  • Various laser treatments
  • Chemical peel treatments
  • Blue light therapy

Different Treatments For Men And Women

Because hormones can have a strong effect on acne, the appropriate acne treatments for men and women can be quite different. Men typically have more testosterone, which causes the skin to produce more sebum, a natural oil that protects and moisturizes the skin. High levels of sebum production can sometimes cause clogged pores and increased acne.

On the other hand, women have higher levels of estrogen and progesterone. These hormones fluctuate to different levels during a woman’s monthly cycle, causing different levels of sebum production at different intervals. Women may experience more acne during certain parts of the month and less during others because of these fluctuations.

Hormone levels between men and women differ significantly, so any skincare routine should start by taking hormone levels into account. A certified dermatologist can help evaluate hormonal levels and other factors to prescribe an acne care plan to suit individual needs.

Avoid Accutane

Some clinics use a chemical called Accutane, also known as isotretinoin, to treat acne issues that haven't responded to other approaches. However, at Nirunda Clinic, we stay away from this treatment because of its negative side effects.

Accutane strongly targets clogged pores, bacteria, inflammation, and oil production in the skin, making it an effective acne treatment. While it helps the skin, however, it also affects other systems. People taking Accutane can experience thinning hair, sun sensitivity, digestive problems, bone and muscle pain, and increased cranial pressure that may lead to issues like nausea, headaches, seizures or a stroke.

Our staff believes in ensuring the health and safety of all our customers, so we never use Accutane at our clinic. We only use safe, reliable acne treatment methods that will not cause adverse symptoms.

Choose Nirunda Clinic

Nirunda Clinic is one of the top aesthetic clinics in Thailand, renowned for high-quality treatments, excellent customer service, modern facilities, and our highly-qualified medical experts. Our client’s best interests are our priority, and we aim to ensure that anyone who visits our clinic will be happy with the results of their treatment.

You can check out our website for more information about our acne treatments and the many other services we provide. To schedule a consultation, contact us via email at inquiry@nirundaclinic.com, or via phone at +66 (0) 2 160 4191 or +66 (0) 2 160 4192.