The Pain of Acne and How We Can Help to Alleviate it to Restore a Sense of Self

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Dr. Shah of Beautiful Canadian Laser and Skincare Clinic, understands the pain of acne. Over the course of his 13 years as a cosmetic physician, Dr Shah has witnessed firsthand the devastating effects acne can have on the self esteem of his patients and offers a wide range of solutions for this problem.

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It is heartbreaking to see a teenager come in with his or her head down, as though trying to hide. This is what we hope to change through treatment

Societal Expectations

We live in a society that values a clear complexion. For sufferers of acne, this often leads to insecurity and emotional pain. Acne is common during the teen years when hormones stimulate the sebaceous oil glands in both males and females—leading to breakout. Equally disconcerting is adult-onset acne which develops in mid life when you thought your were free and clear of skin setbacks. Over 90% of people will at some point in their lives experience this unsettling skin condition, often due to hormonal fluctuations.

Mild to Severe Skin Acne

Pimples and breakouts are most common on the face, neck, shoulder, back and chest, and even the buttocks. Oily or acneic skins are prone to whiteheads (plugged pores), blackheads (plugged pores that have oxidized), and nodules (painful, deeply embedded pimples). More troubling to many are the pus filled lesions such as pustules or cysts; the most likely to cause scarring to the skin.

Preventing Acne Scars

Acne today does not have to lead to scars tomorrow. Seeking treatments early can help to alleviate the existing signs of acne and prevent scars. The worst thing you can do is create inflammation through squeezing, picking, rough treatment or harsh products. These actions spread bacteria and may cause scarring. Deep cystic acne requires a doctor's assistance as a ruptured cyst is the most likely to damage skin tissue and leave scars in its wake.

Protocols for Oily or Acne Skin

Treatments at Beautiful Canadian Laser and Skincare Clinic include: Photodynamic Therapy with Levulan (PDT), Laser Resurfacing, Laser Therapy and Red or Blue Light Therapy (Blu-U) to name a few. Dr. Shah also recommends over the counter or prescription medication or pharmaceutical grade skincare based on necessity. With proper treatment and maintenance, Dr. Shah has helped change the long-term outlook of individuals with acne.

About Dr. Sachit Shah, MD

Medical Director of Beautiful Canadian Laser and Skin Care Clinic
Medical Director of Amari Medical Clinic

Dr. Shah has been practicing family medicine for over 28 years and cosmetic medicine for well over a decade and has a special interest in non-surgical cosmetic procedures and anti-aging. Along with implementing knowledge and skill in his own practice, Dr Shah trains other doctors in both family medicine and cosmetic laser techniques and conducts clinical research as an examiner for various medical bodies. Dr Shah is a medical graduate of the University of Manchester, UK and holds a Diploma in Practical Dermatology from the University of Cardiff in Wales.

  •     College of Family Physicians of Canada (certified)
  •     Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada
  •     Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  •     Fellow of the Canadian College of Family Practice
  •     Fellow of the Canadian Society of Phlebology
  •     Canadian Medical Association
  •     British Columbia College of Family Physicians
  •     British Columbia Medical Association
  •     BC Medical Association

Beautiful Canadian Laser and Skincare Clinic is located at #101-3805 104th Avenue in Surrey BC. Contact Dr. Shah at 604-580-2464.

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