Treating oily skin, although time-consuming, is not impossible. If you suffer from oily skin and acne, and you are frustrated with the failure of various treatments, do not miss this article. In this article, Dr. Leila Fard introduces the universal protocol for the comprehensive treatment of oily skin and acne. Bear with us to treat your oily skin for once and for all.
Is there a definitive remedy for oily skin?
Many clients in their visit sessions stated that they were disappointed with the treatments they’d undergone so far and had no hopes for treatment since these prior treatments all had proved to be in vain. The reason for this incident may be due to not adopting a thorough and consistent treatment method to combat oily skin or abandoning the method halfway.
Dr. Leila Fard:
It is necessary to complete all four stages of treatment that I will introduce below at the same time and for a certain period. Similarly, I expect clients to follow treatment maintenance plans as well.
In addition to these treatments, you must seek help from an endocrinologist and gynecologist and complete the necessary tests if you suffer from hormonal issues, thyroid, ovarian cysts, or menstrual irregularities. Blood tests and ultrasound scanning of the uterus and ovaries are paramount for adhering to a thorough and consistent course of treatment.
Dr. Leila Fard:
You need to be patient in treating oily skin and acne. Treatment is not conceivable within one day, one week, and one month. Treatment requires a minimum of four to six months.
Sometimes we need help with oral medications, especially for those who deal with ovarian cysts or thyroid issues. Sometimes, if there is a scarred or sunken area resulting from acne on the surface of the skin, more invasive methods such as fractional CO2 lasers, subcision, and other procedures should be employed along with these methods.
Dr. Leila Fard:
I once more emphasize the significance of adhering to a thorough and consistent treatment plan, acting patiently in the course of the treatment process, and following up on hormonal issues. With all of these in mind, 80 to 90 percent of individuals with acne can combat this issue. At the same time, we do not abandon our clientele. You should follow the treatment plan and be sure to check in with us once per month and once per season to receive the treatment maintenance plans.
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What is the treatment protocol for oily skin?
There is a universal protocol for treating ongoing acne, open pores, blemishes, and combination skin. This protocol consists of four basic tasks:
• Microdermabrasion (device-based cleansing)
• Non-invasive oily skin lasers
• Home treatments
Step 1: Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion (deep-cleansing the face via a device) is the fundamental treatment method in all skin issues, including oily skin. Using this method, all impurities of the skin surface, excess oil, and dead cells that serve as a breeding ground for Propionibacterium will be removed. This bacterium causes acne on the surface of the skin. Next, two appropriate masks, namely oily skin and deep moisturizer masks, are applied to the skin to modify and set the appropriate oil secretion for the skin type. Microdermabrasion should be performed weekly in the course of four consecutive weeks. After that, you should proceed with the microdermabrasion once per month since it is necessary to perform it monthly even for those who do not have oily skin.
Step 2: Microneedling
The second major step in the treatment of oily skin is microneedling. Many clients are hesitant about microneedling since the majority of them have watched so-called microneedling videos on social media that maim the skin and cause bleeding. Microneedling does not maim the skin like this at all. This method serves as a delicate peeling method with the aid of microneedles on the surface of the skin, with a certain depth and speed and excellent substances that are suitable for oily skin. These substances are applied to the skin surface prior and past-microneedling alike and are not supposed to harm the skin. The main aim of this method is to tighten the open pores and reduce the hyperpigmentation spots of previous breakouts. Microneedling should be completed in consecutive sessions for up to four sessions per month.
Step 3: Non-invasive lasers
The next treatment that should be conducted at the same time as other treatments is non-invasive lasers.
Dr. Leila Fard:
I emphasize synchronicity because doing this method for a while and then that method for a while is utterly useless. It wastes money and leaves you frustrated.
Non-invasive oily skin lasers, designated acne lasers, and acne spot lasers will be performed for you at the same with microdermabrasion and microneedling. We administer non-invasive laser procedures to tighten the pores, control the oil secretion of the skin glands, and reduce the hyperpigmentation of previous breakout spots. As the name implies, this treatment does not cause pain, swelling, redness, or scaling post-procedure. Non-invasive laser procedures should be performed once per week, six to eight times in total, consecutively.
Step 4: Home treatment
Home remedies include the use of cleansers, facewashes, and toners for oily skin, remedial creams, and, most importantly, the avoidance of comedogenic creams and sunscreens.
In addition to once-weekly microdermabrasion, once-monthly microneedling, and once- weekly non-invasive lasers, which we define the sequence and number of sessions in your exclusive beauty program, it is also necessary to have home remedies. All in all, we expect your treatment to be completed and yield results in less than eight months to a year when you adhere to these plans. Afterward, we do not abandon the plan and replace it with a treatment maintenance plan.
How long is the treatment course for oily skin using this protocol?
Dr. Leila Fard:
Clients should start these treatments from the scratch. Proceed weekly, then monthly, and finally seasonally. The expected treatment course for oily skin using this protocol is approximately six to eight months, but from the first sessions (during the first month,) you will notice great treatment results. Gaining the desired result requires performing the four treatment steps above simultaneously.
Two common misconceptions concerning the treatment of oily skin
Most clients with oily skin have two frequently asked questions and consistent anxiety about treatment that we will answer in this section.
- Will acne get worse if we have facial or laser hair removal procedures?
No. Not only does it not get worse, but laser hair removal comprises the basis of acne treatment in those who have thick hair follicles. By undergoing laser hair removal, you will be thousands of steps ahead in treating oily skin.
- If we have ongoing acne issues, does microneedling make it worse?
Not at all. If you have no acne or blemishes, then there’s no need for microneedling or lasers at all. These treatments should be performed when the individual experiences acne breakouts, and we should not worry about it getting any worse.