How the NeoGenesis Product Line for Acne Can Improve These Results
Acne is a sore spot for many people and can impact the confidence of the individual. Acne is the most common disease of the skin and is usually associated with adolescents with approximately 80-90% of all teenagers suffering from the condition at some stage. Usually, by 25 years of age, the condition is either managed or has disappeared. It is not uncommon for adults to have acne too. It primarily occurs in oily skin due to excessive oily production. Not treated properly or early enough can leave lasting scars on the skin.
What is the Pathogenesis of Acne?
Acne develops when sebum, the oil that lubricates the skin, clogs up the skin follicle (usually where hair grows, as well). The blockage can cause inflammation and infection around the hair follicle resulting in more severe acne. Acne can occur through different factors resulting in inflammation and the formation of different types of acne lesions.
Types of Acne
Before developing any treatment plan it is important to understand the type of acne being treated. The different types of acne should also be considered when looking at treatment plans. There are various types of acne, the most common being acne valgarus.
- Non-inflammatory acne – This type of acne includes open (blackhead) and closed comedones (whitehead)
- Inflammatory acne – this type of lesion originates with microcomedone formation, followed by papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts of varying severity. As the severity of the lesions increase, nodules form and become markedly inflamed and tender.
- Acne conglobata – this is a severe form of acne and is characterized by numerous comedones, large abscesses with sinuses, and grouped inflammatory nodules. Basically, a ball of lesions clustered together. It would be red, inflamed and quite sore for the individual.
Common Myths About Acne
With any skin condition, there are always myths that spread about how to get rid of a condition or what caused it.
Some of the more common myths about acne are:
- Only young people get it — Not true
- People will grow out of it — Not really
- Fat in the diet causes it — Also another falsehood
- Acne always leaves scars — Not always, but if not treated properly could leave scars
- Dirty skin is the problem — Not true
- Sunlight gets rid of it — This one has some truth to it, drying the lesions is an important start to treating acne. Sitting in the sun without sun protection is not recommended.
How NeoGenesis Can Enhance the Treatment Tools in the Clinic
In the clinic there are devices that can be used to help with treating acne. These include LED, laser, and high-frequency devices. Any device used in the clinic should be complemented with great products.
NeoGenesis offers stem cell science to assist with treating skin conditions. The use of stem cell released molecules in skin care products offers a multitude of health benefits that can help rejuvenate damaged skin. NeoGenesis’ Dr. Maguire has undertaken extensive research on stem cells and has revealed that stem cell released molecules, not the stem cells themselves, provide 100% of the restorative benefits to tissue. Not all stem cells have the same healing properties for the skin; the most effective are skin tissue cells.
NeoGenesis understands that the best skincare products use tissue-specific stem cells. The process of working with the skin to bring it back to “as normal as possible” health is using ‘systems therapeutics’. That means returning the tissue molecules that were there when the skin was young and healthy.
Assisting products to be absorbed into the skin can be helped along by using clinical devices. Before beginning any treatment in-clinic, home care and preparation are important for the client to achieve the best results.
Cleanser, Recovery, Salicylic Acid Gel, Barrier Renewal Cream – twice a day for two weeks. Treatment is limited when there is ‘active acne’, where pustules are visible and inflamed.
Using the Volcanic Ash Mask once a week will also assist to clear any blackheads and other congestion in the skin.
Photodynamic Therapy for Acne:
Light-Emitting Diode (LED)
As mentioned, the sun can help dry the skin. Blue light is the most effective (415nm) to help dry the skin. This should be followed by a yellow light (585nm) as the yellow light will assist with the rejuvenation process.
After the LED treatment, Recovery serum should be applied to assist with the health of the skin. If the skin is sensitive, Recovery is available in a spray bottle that will also assist until the client’s discomfort with the acne is manageable.
Two treatments, four weeks apart, are the recommended starting point. The client’s reaction to the treatment and their diligence with homecare may alter that frequency.
There are different frequencies for laser treatment. For IPL, the frequencies should range from 500-1100nm which covers several absorption peaks for porphyrins. If there are smaller vessels, using 550-590nm may need to be considered. Heat generally seems good for acne. Depending on the acne, microdermabrasion may be undertaken first and then laser treatment. Ensure you cleanse the skin before any treatment, Recovery serum should be used before and after the treatment.
As the skin heats up Recovery will have deeper penetration. Use Moisturizing Mist after the treatment to help the client’s skin cool. And lastly, Barrier Renewal Cream to ensure the skin’s barrier is protected.
There are various high-frequency devices. Depending on the device it is important to understand how the device works with the product and the skin. These treatments are good as to assist the transition of product deeper into the skin. For instance, HIFU is a non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound energy to target the deep layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin. It is a popular treatment for anti-aging, but it also has been found to be effective for acne scar treatment.
Clinicians need to be mindful of how useful these devices are for active acne. A more common use for high-frequency devices is for improving the texture of the skin, particularly with acne scarring.
Ultimately, when the skin is heated whether via laser, LED, or high-frequency devices, the skin is more absorbent of the products used. NeoGenesis’ stem cell released molecules deliver to the skin all the nutrients needed. Introducing these effective molecules into products can help mitigate damage that the skin is experiencing.
All of the NeoGenesis products contain significant quantities of the stem cell molecules making them a must-have in any clinic and for use for all treatments. To put simply, stem cell-derived molecules are the future of skincare.
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