Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment

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Acne is a common disorder linked to hair follicles and their sebaceous glands. The severity of acne is related to the amount of sebum, an oily, lubricating substance produced by the skin, that the sebaceous glands produce. Sebum also affects the shedding of cells from the epidermis, the upper layer of the skin. This can result in pores becoming blocked, causing blackheads and whiteheads to occur.

Acne Treatment

What is Acne?

  • Acne is caused when hair follicles on your skin become blocked
  • The sebaceous glands then begin to produce too much sebum, which mixes with dead skin cells and forms a plug in the hair follicle
  • The follicle can be open to the skin, causing blackheads to appear, or bulge outwards to create whiteheads.
  • The normally harmless bacteria that lives on your skin is then able to contaminate and infect the plugged follicles, causing papules, pustules or cysts.

Causes of Acne

Acne can be caused by a number of different factors, including:

  • Smoking
  • Genetics
  • High testosterone levels
  • Medication
  • Hormonal changes, including pregnancy
  • Comedogenic cosmetic procedures

Acne can be worsened by some lifestyle factors, including:

  • Hot showers, hot baths, saunas, steam rooms and excessive sweating – all increase sebum production on the skin
  • Dietary choices – including stimulants such as caffeine, diets with high sugar content and choosing non-organic dairy products
  • Overuse of moisturisers
  • Attempting to squeeze or extract whiteheads – can increase inflammation, leave scars and cause acne flare-ups
Acne Treatment
Acne Treatment

What can I do to prevent and control acne?

Acne can be controlled by making some lifestyle changes to directly prevent increased levels of sebum in your skin. This includes avoiding the use of heavy moisturisers and foundation. A regular skin preparation routine is also essential to prevent acne build-ups. Cleansing and exfoliating your skin daily with appropriate oily skin products will help clean your skin and reduce sebum.

Quality skincare treatment

We use NeoStrata, an award-winning global skincare brand, and Obagi, a prescription-strength treatment, to treat your condition and improve your skin quality. At your initial consultation, we select the most appropriate products for your individual skin.

NeoStrata is scientifically advanced and clinically proven skincare that can visibly restore and refine your skin, prompting a noticeable change and boosting your confidence. Among other dermatological skin conditions, it is very effective at treating acne.

Please get in touch to book your initial consultation with our experienced clinician, who can advise on the best treatment options for your skin.

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