Published on October 2, 2007
In other cases, acne may not present itself at all until adulthood. Such acne is more likely to affect females than males.
There are several reasons for this. Age, pregnancy or ovarian cysts change hormone patterns in women, affecting the sebaceous glands in the skin, which can result in acne. Some women get acne when they stop taking the Pill. Sometimes the type of cosmetic used can cause an outbreak.
Whatever the cause, you should consider seeing a dermatologist, as scarring is possible if acne is improperly treated.
What is a Thermage Facelift, and what results can I expect from it?
Thermage Facelift was developed to tighten skin without surgery. It uses radio waves to heat the tissue below the skin, while keeping the skin surface cool. This tightens your existing collagen and stimulates new collagen growth. The end result is tighter and firmer skin. However, results vary from patient to patient.
While many patients have seen immediate improvement, some only notice changes after three, or perhaps even six, months. Generally though, there's a gradual improvement between two and six months after treatment. Results can last for years depending on your skin condition and ageing process. The treatment seems to work best with patients in their 30s through to their 60s, although patients of all ages and skin types have responded well. As of September, my staff and I have performed more than 2,000 Thermage treatments - we were recently granted the position of the leading practitioners of the treatment in Thailand.
Thanisorn Thamlikitkul, MD, is a member of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery and qualified in dermatological laser surgery. Send your questions to email@example.com. Her column appears twice monthly on the Fashion and Beauty page.
by thanisorn thamlikitkul, md