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 can be caused by a number of different factors, including:
Acne can be worsened by some lifestyle factors, including:
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.
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.