What is acne and how can I treat it?
Acne is characterised by an outbreak of pimples and inflammation of the skin. The severity of this can vary between person to person ranging from mild to moderate. In the most severe cases the acne can present as cysts which can bust releasing pus. This can often lead to raised, uneven areas of skin which in some cases results in scarring. Acne begins to form when pores become blocked with sebum which is released from the sebaceous gland - its usual function to seal in moisture of the skin and prevent desiccation becomes overactive resulting in increase surface lips.
There are numerous suggested causes for acne. The first being poor hygiene. A good skin care routine which involves an exfoliation step can help reduce the probability of this. Hormones can also play an important role as witnessed in puberty. The fluctuation of estrogen and progesterone causes an increase in sebum production. It is suggested that acne can become more severe in people who are subject to high stress levels. Furthermore acne formation isn't just localized to the facial area. Pimples can often form on the chest, upper back and shoulders.
Here at Klink we specialise in acne treatment with a number of methods for both active acne and acne scarring. We offer a range of medical grade skin care which, when applied correctly can provide a real advancement to clearer skin. Our skin partners include ZO and Obaji who both provide a comprehensive range of acne solutions. As well as LED light therapy to kill bacteria and promote healing and lastly IPL to reduce the redness, heal the skin, promote collagen production and treat discolouration. Book in for a consultation today with one of our aestheticians to arrange a personalised treatment plan.
Before and After
“ It is important to remember that acne is a very common skin condition which can be resolved if dealt with correctly and consistently with medical expertise. The correct skin care regime is paramount in this case with regular check ups to ensure you are heading the right direction. Often a patient multimodality approach with a mixture of laser, skin care and facials can help resolve more resistant acne. ”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Acne treatment is subjective and will work in a variety of ways for different people. However, it is important with acne to keep up with which ever treatment you have been suggested to prevent the case of a skin relapse.
At Klnik we offer treatment for all types of acne. Before any treatment is suggested you will have a consultation to decide which will be the most effective for you.
Often acne is genetic and occurs due to a build up of sebum. However often acne occurs with no real cause, sometimes a result of hormonal changes.
Yes! Often skin care and facials are combined to increase the results.
No you will not have down time from acne treatment as such but may experience some redness depending on which treatment you require.
No! Acne can occur at may stages throughout your life. However it is mostly seen during puberty and pregnancy where hormonal changes disturb the skin sebum production levels.
It isn't proven to affect acne development however it is important to lead a heathy lifestyle with a balanced and nutritious diet.
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