Indications and procedures and treatments

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Indications and procedures and


Indications and procedures and treatments

Understanding the grade of your acne can help you choose the course of treatment
that will be most effective. It will help you in selecting products. It will help you
decide if you can treat your acne at home or if you will need medical assistance to
assist in controlling it. There is no cure for Acne and during a person's lifetime, 80%
at one time or another will experience Acne.

Grade I

Grade I acne is the mildest form of acne. There may be minor pimples but they will
small, appear only very occasionally, and in small numbers (one or two). Blackheads
and milia will be found, sometimes in great numbers, but there is no inflammation of
Grade I acne.

Grade I acne is commonly seen in early adolescence, especially in the nose and/or
forehead. Many adults also experience grade I acne, as blackheads on the nose and
forehead. Milia are commonly found in the eye area and chin.

This type of acne can be successfully treated at home using an over-the-counter
product containing salicylic acid. Results generally are seen quickly. Treating acne
while it is still in its early stages helps prevent acne from progressing, especially in
teens. Grade I acne may progress to Grade II if left untreated.

Techniques used to reduce the Acne are simple. Cell phone usage can spread and
irritate Acne by the contact and rubbing of the facial area and the phone. Use an
alcohol wipe on the phone two or three times a day. Another practice is covering
pillows used during sleep with a clean towel each evening. This practice may help to
reduce Acne at all Grades and should be included in your treatment program.

Grade II

Grade II is considered moderate acne. There will be blackheads and milia,
generally in greater numbers. You will start seeing more papules and the formation
of pustules in this stage. They will appear with greater frequency, and general
breakout activity will be more obvious. Slight inflammation of the skin is now

In teens, you may see the acne progress from the nose and forehead to other areas
of the face. Acne may start to affect the chest and shoulders, with occasional
breakouts on the back, especially in males. Adult women may find greater breakout
activity in the cheeks, chin, and jaw line area, especially just before and during the
menstrual cycle.

This is the time to get serious about getting control of the Acne before it gets to the
next stage if possible. The possibility of Acne scars are getting greater. It may still
be possible to control the Acne at this point with over the counter products but
seeing a Aesthetician or medical professional for the best products based on the
Acne condition and your skin type would be advised. Renew MD provides
complimentary consultations.

Grade III

This type of acne is considered severe. The main difference between Grade II acne
and Grade III is the amount of inflammation present. The skin is now obviously
reddened and inflamed. Papules and pustules have developed in greater numbers,
and nodules will be present.

Grade III usually involves other body areas, such as the neck, chest, shoulders,
and/or upper back, as well as the face. The chance of scarring becomes higher as
the infection spreads and becomes deeper.

The treatment required at this point usually will require professional skin care.
Facial cleansing by licensed Aestheticians', Skin Peels and both Blue and Acne
Scarring Reno
are recommended. Results can occur very quickly but programs
normally will be from four to six weeks. Renew MD does not prescribe Accutane, a
well known drug that may have serious side effects. Renew MD has successfully
treated all grades of Acne using the approaches noted here. Left untreated, Grade
III acne may progress to Grade IV.

Grade IV

The most serious form of acne, Grade IV is often referred to as nodulocystic or cystic
acne. The skin will display numerous papules, pustules, and nodules, in addition to
cysts. There is a pronounced amount of inflammation and breakouts are severe.
Cystic acne is very painful.

Acne of this severity usually extends beyond the face, and may affect the entire
back, chest, shoulders, and upper arms. The infection is deep and widespread.
Nearly all cystic acne sufferers develop scarring.

Renew MD uses 1064 Yag Laser to assist in treating cystic acne sometimes combined
with Blue and Red LED Light. Scaring can also be minimized using Laser. Renew MD
will be happy to show before and after pictures of patients who had sever acne.

Acne Treatment Options
1) Over the Counter Treatments
2) Blue and Red LED Light Therapy
3) Skin Peels

Skin Wrinkles: What causes skin to wrinkle? The skin's surface is covered with cells
rich in the protein keratin that makes our skin tough and water-resistant. These cells

gradually slough off and are replaced by an generation of new cells. But this outer
layer, the epidermis, is not where age-related wrinkling happens. It is what is going
on below the surface.

Underneath the epidermis is a thicker layer, the dermis, composed of structural
proteins that give Wrinkles Lake Tahoe and elasticity. These consist of collagen
fibers (80%) woven into a meshwork with elastin and other proteins to create a
resilient biological polymer. As we age the amount of collagen declines, and both
collagen and elastin fibers become looser, thicker, and even cross linked to other
fibers. The result is having less elastic skin, leading to sagging and wrinkling.

The underlying cause of this are free radicals that are electron-hungry molecules or
atoms (oxidants) that are especially dangerous because they trigger a cascade of
changes to biological molecules when electrons are pulled from one molecule to
another, altering chemical structures and, hence, biological functions. Free radicals
are byproducts of our energy metabolism and they are also generated by
environmental influences, like air pollution, smoking, and ultraviolet radiation in

We have antioxidant enzymes and molecules that protect us from free radicals, like
vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoid pigments from which vitamin A is derived form.
Carotenoids are the red, orange, and yellow pigments of plants. Tomatoes, carrots,
and peppers are good examples, as well as fall leaf colors. We only get carotenoids
from our foods, mostly fruits and vegetables. Even with a diet of antioxidants, free
radical damage occurs. Another biological threat from energy metabolism is when
glucose, facilitated by free-radicals, cross links with proteins to form plastic-like
molecules. These complexes, called age-related glycation end-products (AGEs),
irreversibly alter skin proteins so that they are more brittle and less elastic.

Skin's role in providing a barrier between the body and the environment makes it
especially vulnerable to high-energy radiation from the sun. This is THE crucial
lifestyle factor accelerating wrinkling of skin. Ultraviolet radiation causes DNA
damage, damage to other molecules in the skin, and the generation of, ugh, free
radicals. Accumulated damage to DNA in skin cells can lead to cancer. The effects of
the sun are increased in higher elevations such as Reno. People from regions with

greater solar radiation have more melanin in their skin, a good example of
evolutionary adaptation.

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