Acne is a common skin condition typically effecting teenagers and young adults. Nearly 85% of people develop acne at some time between the ages of 12-25 years. Up to 20% of women develop mild acne. Acne develops as a result of blockages of oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria in the follicles. These clogged pores result in blackheads or whiteheads, which are often mild but can get infected by bacteria resulting in pus-filled pustules and cysts. The body reacts causing redness and inflammation, which we associate with acne; these can be severe and long lasting and in many cases cause bad acne scarring or hyper-pigmentation on the skins surface.
The exact cause of acne is unknown however several risk factors have been identified: hormonal changes, diet, hereditary – individuals with a family history of acne have greater susceptibility to the disease. The environment – exposure to oils and greases, polluted air and sweat. Stressful lifestyle conditions can also contribute to problematic skin.
Consultation with one of our therapists will take place before the appropriate treatment course is recommended.
Treatments for Acne
Treatments for Acne Scarring
Home care products to enhance and maintain skin condition pre and post treatments.