Posts Tagged ‘acne treatment’

Bonding over a Facial

Written on December 1st, 2010 by sassymomno shouts

Two Sundays ago, I decided to drop by a facial center to have a facial and I dragged my teenager to join me. It was a spontaneous decision since I do not usually go out on a Sunday except visiting the family.

It was another “kikay” moment shared with my daughter. She’s finally old enough to have a facial. I have been wanting to bring her along, but I was thinking her face is too young. But the acne breakout on her face has been bothering me too so it was a way of helping her get rid of those icky stuff.

I have been teaching her the tricks of how to get rid of blackheads, but I guess her hormones are stronger plus the stress of her training and studies.

Her skin is better now after the treatment. I am looking forward to another bonding moment with my teenager.

Poor face

Written on October 5th, 2010 by sassymomno shouts

Looking at the face of my daughter, I cannot help but feel pity on her. So much pimple on her left cheeks and her forehead. Poor face.

I kept reminding her to clean her face all the time especially after her cheer leading rehearsals since they almost always lie down on those mats which is obviously filthy because it’s the same mat they step on. Well, I guess the hormones of puberty is also a culprit. I just wish this phase will soon go away.

I just don’t want these acne to dampen her morale, they are especially sensitive when they are going through this phase.

Oh well, I just need to find an effective acne face wash for her to help heal those ugly zits.

What is Accutane?

Written on March 18th, 2010 by sassymomno shouts

According to Wikipedia, accutane or Isotretinoin is a medication used for the treatment of severe cystic acne vulgaris. Accutane was initially developed to be used as a chemotherapy medication for the treatment of brain cancer, pancreatic cancer and more. Thus it is considered a very powerful drug derived from vitamin A.

This potent systemic medication completely stops oil production, that’s why it is regarded as a very controversial drug. People who suffer the most extreme kind of acne and have tried almost everything to treat their condition have turned to accutane. Nevertheless, this medication should be taken with extreme care especially for pregnant women since it has been linked to some potential birth defects.

Understanding Acne

Written on March 18th, 2010 by sassymomno shouts

All acne starts with a comedo, a plug of keratin and sebum (oil) within the dilated hair follicle that oftentimes contain bacteria.
Acne can be categorized into two – the inflammatory acne and non-inflammatory acne. The non-inflammatory acne includes the more common whiteheads and blackheads. While the inflammatory ones or those that are most bothersome are the Papule, Pustule, Nodule (Cyst) and the most severe type is the Acne Conglobata.

The best way to fight acne is to understand what you are up against. Acne is not a life-threatening disease however it can cause a great deal of anxiety and emotional trauma especially to teenagers. But, before you spend a huge number of cash on prescription acne medication and other expensive acne treatments, it is best to consult the medical experts. Visit your dermatologist so they can recommend the proper treatment.