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What is acne?
Acne is a common skin condition indicated by comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and pus-filled areas (pustules). It commonly begins throughout puberty. Acne ranges from some spots on the neck, face, back, and chest, which most teenagers will experience at some point, to a more serious problem that can result in scars and lower self-confidence.
What causes acne?
Acne is formed when small pores in the skin, called hair follicles, get blocked. Hair follicles have sebaceous glands, which are small glands located on the skin’s surface, attached to them. When these glands produce excessive sebum, the follicles become blocked, resulting in acne.
Signs & Symptoms of Acne
The symptoms of acne often begin with a plugged pore, which then causes a lesion on the skin. It can range from non-inflamed bumps and blackheads to inflamed, red pimples and pustules. Acne usually appears on the forehead, face, chest, upper back and shoulders.
Acne Treatment Options at Skin11
- First-line therapy - treatment includes a combination of topical retinoid and antimicrobial therapy.
- BBL Forever Clear - uses a combination of red and blue light, and work by killing acne bacteria, reducing skin oil production, and calming inflammation.
- Acne injections - can help decrease the swelling, redness, and pain of severe inflammatory acne breakouts within a few days.
- Chemical peels - chemical peels treat acne by smoothing out the skin's surface to reduce the appearance of atrophic scarring.
- IV drips that help reduce the oxidative stress including those containing a high dose of vitamin C and glutathione.
Acne scars are not so easy to treat. However, certain topical solutions, cosmetic treatments and surgery may reduce their appearance significantly.
- Hormonal changes.
- Food and drinks allergy.
- Beauty products.
- Side effects of medication.
- Some medical conditions.
You may have hormonal acne if pimples tend to appear or worsen during the week before your period and clear up the week after your period each month.
Higher levels of hormones called androgens are responsible for pregnancy breakouts as they can prompt the sebaceous glands in the skin to get bigger and boost sebum production.
We have lots of clients with very sensitive skin. Therefore, we will only give you treatments and skincare products that are right for your skin. We have numerous products and treatments to choose from to work with all skin types and stages of acne.
You may have heard that having greasy food, dairy products, or sweets can cause acne. That is, for the most part, not the case. The hormones that trigger the oil glands and produce sebum, which blocks or clogs pores, are the primary cause of acne. No matter what you eat, major hormonal changes occur. However, what you eat may affect your acne. According to research, eating many simple sugars and non-fat dairy products can make your acne worse.