Acne is an anti-inflammatory disease, resulting in outbreaks of tiny pimples and redness. Known as the most common worldwide skin disease, it tends to largely occur in adolescence. While the majority of sufferers will experience mild bouts of acne, some are impacted much more severely. When outbreaks are bad, it can greatly affect confidence and self-esteem.
What causes acne?
Acne occurs when the hair follicles of the skin become blocked. This typically occurs when the sebaceous glands produce an excess of serum. When mixed with dead skin cells, they clog up the follicles, causing them to become inflamed.
There are several potential causes of acne, with the most common being hormonal changes. This makes the condition more prevalent in teenagers and pregnant women.
Why does acne affect some adults?
Although acne is more prevalent in adolescents, it can also occur in adults. Adult acne is becoming more common, and it mostly affects women. This again is down to hormonal changes, as well as emotional or physical stress. Occasionally, certain medications may also be to blame.
There is a large number of acne treatments available to clear up regular breakouts. Providing effective results, these treatments can help patients to regain their confidence.
ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES: Hydrafacial, Obagi Peel, ClearSkin Laser
TREATMENT OPTION: HYDRAFACIAL
The HydraFacial is a deep-cleansing and exfoliating facial treatment and has been hailed as a big advancement on the traditional microdermabrasion.
HydraFacial can treat pigmentation problems, scarring and target many of the signs of ageing, producing a much brighter, more hydrated complexion. It’s also highly effective as an acne treatment.FIND OUT MORE
TREATMENT OPTION: OBAGI PEEL
This treatment is often used at our London clinic to treat fine lines, mild photo damage, uneven skin tone and acne breakouts.
TREATMENT OPTION: CLEARSKIN LASER
ClearSkin is the first technology to combine non-ablative lasers with simultaneous contact cooling and vacuum technology to treat all forms of acne vulgaris, including papules, pustules and nodules all while diminishing the appearance of acne scars by stimulating collagen renewal safely with no side effects, leaving longer-lasting results.FIND OUT MORE