The cost of acne treatment in Navi Mumbai,
Treatment for acne in Vashi, Navi Mumbai the medical term for zits is acne. Acne is a common skin ailment marked by pus-filled nodules and comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) (pustules). Usually, it begins throughout puberty (after the age of 12). The severity ranges from a few spots on the face, neck, back, and chest—which most teens will experience at some point—to a more serious issue that could leave scars and have an effect on one’s self-confidence. The majority of the time, it usually goes away by the late teens or early twenties, while it can last longer in certain people.
Medical measures to control acne include topical creams, oral antibiotics, isotretinoin, and a few specialized treatments like chemical peeling, micro-needling, and platelet-rich plasma therapy.
What is Acne?
Acne is chronic skin condition where the skin pores get clogged with dead skin cells and sebum produced by sebaceous glands. Once the pores get clogged, bacterial contamination occurs causing infection and inflammation.
Who is more prone for Acne?
Acne could start troubling an individual right from a teenager. Pre-pubertal acne is a very common condition nowadays related mostly to stress levels and eating habits. Pubertal acne hits an individual once the hormones especially testosterone start functioning in the body aggressively. Acne-prone skin could continue struggling till the 30s and beyond.
What are the types of Acne?
Acne can be of several forms:
Non-inflammatory acne or also called comedones are lesions that are starting point of severe acne. Visible as black head and white head, they appear quite un-aesthetic and hence patients relate to treatments.
Inflammatory acne is the ones that have got infected by bacteria and the bacterial contamination causes pus. Papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts are aggressive acne lesions that definitely leave behind scarring
What causes Acne?
Most commonly, acne is an effect of fluctuating levels of male hormones also called Androgens. These androgens especially testosterone becomes active during teenage and early adulthood. The receptors on the sebaceous glands are activated by the circulating levels of androgens that cause overactivity of sebaceous glands, which ultimately increase the levels of sebum or commonly called as oil in the skin. Combined with certain disruptions in skin exfoliation and bacterial contamination, infective acne in form of papules, pustules or cysts create extensive un-aesthetic acne lesions on the face that definitely leaves behind scarring for life long. Certain other factors could also influence acne formation like genetics, higher stress levels, certain medications, certain personal care products, etc.
What are the various treatments for Acne?
There are various treatment modalities for managing acne. Although it’s impossible to cure acne completely, the main aim of the treatment is towards keeping active lesions in check and not allowing the lesions to become more extensive so that they could leave behind deep scarring.
- Oral antibiotics (eg, doxycycline and minocycline) and topical antibiotics (eg, clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)
- Oral contraceptives
- Oral isotretinoin
- Salicylic acid face washes.
- Chemical peels
- Comedone extractions
- IPL / Lasers
What is the cost of Acne treatment in Mumbai, India?
The cost of Acne treatment varies from clinic to clinic and depends on various factors including but not limited to the doctor who is treating, the location and infrastructure of the clinic, severity of acne lesion, type of treatment that’s being performed, etc.
On average, a chemical peeling session for acne treatment should be from Rs 2000 to 5000 depending on the area involved. A session of comedone extraction should cost Rs 1500 to 3000. A session of laser for acne treatment should cost about 2500-5000 depending on the area involved.
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