When we hear the word acne, we think of teenage skin and temporary blemishes. In reality, it is a common issue among adults too, and can last a lifetime. While it is often first a cosmetic complaint, it can also cause discomfort as well as having a negative effect on our confidence and the way we feel about how we look.
Acne doesn’t have to be something you just put up with, it can be treated and improved on. Read on to find out more.
What is acne?
There are a number of reasons why someone may suffer from this skin condition. For some spots and blemishes are an on-going issue. For others the problem can be temporary and fairly short lived. Acne can be caused by diet. High level of sugar is known to be linked to spots and blemishes. It can also be stress related or caused by make-up or hormonal imbalances. Changes in hormone levels is usually the cause of teenage version.
Put simply, it is inflammation of the skin, which is usually caused by blocked pores. There are a number of ways to treat it, and it isn’t something that you have to live with.
At the health and aesthetics clinic, we regularly treat people who are suffering from acne and/or acne scarring. There’s not usually a ‘one size fits all’ option, and we take the time to fully understand your skin and why you are suffering from it, to determine the best treatment for you. The methods we use include:
The term ‘laser’ can be a little off-putting, but the reality is that laser treatment is a very effective way of improving your skin condition and you will only experience minor discomfort. Working by killing the bacteria which is causing the acne, laser treatment also helps to reduce sebum, which is the excess oil found in the skin that can also lead to spots. By reducing sebum and removing acne bacteria, the appearance of the skin is improved.
Typically known is being used to improve ageing skin, chemical peels are also a great treatment for those suffering from other skin conditions. The peel works by exfoliating the surface layers of the skin, which forces the skin to develop new skin cells, helping to stop pores from becoming clogged. In addition, the chemical peel also kills acne bacteria.
This blue light therapy is another great option. Working to destroy this specific bacteria and normalise oil production, Dermalux Led Light Therapy reduces active acne in the skin and also prevents future breakouts.
In addition to initial treatment of prone skin, we also offer on-going medical skincare treatment. Known for its fantastic results for improving skin conditions, we provide you with Dr Zein Obagi’s new range. Using the latest advances in skin restoration, ZO skincare products work to rejuvenate the skin, for a brighter and healthier look.
Another common concern related to acne is scarring. You may undergo treatment and be able to achieve healthy skin, but for many the scars can still cause lack of confidence. We offer treatment for these scars too. Get in touch today to book a consultation. We will recommend the best course of treatment, to achieve healthy skin that you can feel confident about.
Get in touch with our award-winning medical cosmetic clinic today to book a consultation to enable us to recommend the best course of treatment, to achieve healthy skin that you can feel confident about.