Acne treatment with Biomedic

The experts at La Roche-Posay believe that everyone deserves a skincare regimen formulated for their particular skin type. This is why they developed Biomedic, a line of product which repairs, regenerates and rejuvenates skin with special conditions. Like other La Roche-Posay product line formulations, Biomedic conforms to two fundamental principles: high product standards and dermatological safety. All Biomedic products are based on a rigorous formulation involving thermal spring water combined with a minimum, but optimum concentration of selective ingredients to address and treat acne.

Acne is a skin condition marked by inflammatory outbreaks consisting of lesions and cysts that result from the blockage of hair follicles and pores. Your skin is in a constant state of renewal and it completely replaces itself every 28 days. The process starts down in the lower layers of the epidermis, where new cells are continuously forming. As these cells mature, they slowly work their way to the surface, where after becoming depleted of moisture, they slough off. With the skin of people who have acne, dead skin cells may slough off faster and blockage occurs when plugs constantly form from these dead skin cells and sebum (an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands). These plugs seal follicles off and allow for the proliferation of the bacteria, P. acnes. Inflammation is not uncommon when white blood cells respond to increased bacterial presence, resulting in the formation of papules, pustules (pimples), nodules and/or cysts. Acne lesions usually develop on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders; severe lesions can lead to permanent scarring. Although acne typically is not a serious health threat, it can be a source of significant emotional distress.

Proper identification of skin type is the first step to successfully controlling acne. Overly oily skin tends to be the hallmark of acne prone skin and it needs to be kept in check. Here are some ways to care for your skin if you have acne:

  • Clean skin gently. Use a mild cleanser such as Biomedic Antibacterial Acne Wash twice a day. Do not scrub face and pat dry with clean towel.
  • Follow this with nighttime application of a drying agent to control bacteria such as Biomedic Antibacterial Protection.
  • Exfoliate regularly to prevent clumping of dead skin cells in follicles. Consider an in-office micropeel performed by a licensed La Roche-Posay professional. The MicroPeel is a safe and effective procedure that can be customized to meet the needs of all skin types. This unique 3-step process starts with dermaplaning or using Biomedic Pure Enzyme to remove the dead cellular layers. Next, an AHA solution is applied to the skin to help free pores of compacted debris. Lastly, Cryogenic Therapy is performed to help reduce inflammation.

Biomedic also offers an all in one 21-day intensive acne treatment kit that cleanses, exfoliates and balances. Its three key ingredients - LHA (lipohydroxy acid), salicylic acid and glycolic acid - work in combination to control oil and bacteria and to gently exfoliate without drying or aggravating skin.