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ACNE

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people, to some extent, usually when they are in their teens and early twenties. But sometimes ‘adult acne’ can continue, with an unwelcome impact on your everyday life, which is leaving you in search of acne treatments.

Symptoms

Acne can vary from relatively mild and superficial blackheads or whiteheads with oily skin to more severe inflamed spots and cysts that may leave permanent scarring.

Types & Causes

Acne is mainly due to hormonal changes that cause an over-production of sebum (the oil that the skin produces naturally to prevent drying). Oily skin and acne occur when the pores (openings for the hair follicles) become blocked with excess sebum and dead skin cells.

Different people have different types of acne. It is really important to get the correct acne treatments for your specific condition.

ACNE CONGLOBATA

is the most severe type of acne; this condition causes large lesions across the face and body, as well as a large number of blackheads. It can lead to severe scarring and usually only affects men.

ACNE COSMETICA

comprises of mainly blackheads and whiteheads and is caused by using pore-blocking cosmetic products.

ACNE FULMINANS

usually affects young men and is accompanied by a fever and aching joints. The acne is severe and comes in cystic form.

ACNE MECHANICA

spots normally appear in an irregular pattern and can be caused by constantly using a specific substance on the same part of the skin, such as a dirty handset. This type of acne should clear up once you have stopped using the substance.

EXCORIATED ACNE

occurs when spots have been picked. This leads to a longer healing period and a greater risk of scarring (it is important to let your aesthetician know if you have picked your spots, so the correct treatment can be prescribed).

POYODERMA FACIALE

is rare and sudden, with both pustules and nodules. This type of acne usually appears on the cheeks, chin and forehead.

STEROID ACNE

can form when using steroids, which can cause nodular-cystic acne as a side effect (it is very important to inform your aesthetician if you have been using steroids so the correct treatment can be prescribed).

acne TREATMENTS THAT WILL HELP

Skin Peels

SKIN PEELS

Our range of peels and skin resurfaces can help to improve skin texture and redefine pores and are suitable for a range of conditions including pigmentation (discolouration), scars left by ingrowing hairs, lines and wrinkles, redness or rosacea and acne.

Laser

LASER SKIN REJUVENATION

Laser skin rejuvenation improves skin tone and texture for a more youthful look. It involves minimal ‘downtime’ and is suitable for a range of conditions including large and small areas of pigmentation (discolouration), rosacea, redness/inflammation and visible (or broken) veins.

Tej Tips

Don’t pick or
squeeze spots

Picking and popping spots can cause scars, as well as spread the spots. Try not to touch your spots as this could worsen the condition.

Check your
diet

Eating a balanced diet is important and can help improve your skin. Eating too many fatty foods can affect your skin, so opt for foods high in Omega 3 and cut down on dairy products and sugar.

Don’t clog
pores

Using heavy makeup isn’t good for the skin and can block pores. Try using lighter mineral make-up to allow the skin to breathe.

Stay out of
the sun

Too much exposure to the sun can dry the skin. Your skin produces excess oil to compensate, which can lead to more spots.

Take daily
exercise

Exercise delivers oxygen to skin cells and regulates hormone levels, all of which contribute to reducing acne.

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