Acne – how to treat and prevent acne and acne scarring
Acne can occur commonly on the face, neck, and back and can also affect the chest, arms and shoulders. These inflammatory responses are a result of sebum, bacteria and dead cells getting plugged in the pores of your skin. Certain hormones cause these glands to produce larger amounts of oil (abnormal sebum).The spots can range from surface blackheads and whiteheads – which are often mild – to deep, inflamed, pus-filled pustules and cysts, which can be severe and long-lasting and lead to scarring.
skin bacterium called P. acnes, which becomes more aggressive and causes inflammation and pus.
The hormones also thicken the inner lining of the hair follicle, causing blockage of the pores (opening of the hair follicles).
Acne is known to run in families. If both your mother and father had acne, it is likely that you will also have acne.
Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during the menstrual cycle or pregnancy, can also lead to episodes of acne in women.
The problem is not a response of bad diet or poor hygiene, and it most certainly is not a ‘just’ a cosmetic problem. There is no evidence that diet, poor hygiene or sexual activity play a role in acne. Acne is most commonly linked to the changes in hormone levels during puberty,but can start at any age. Many people become extremely self conscious, making it an condition that can and does affect peoples’ lives.
At Pure Aesthetics our specialist team provide the most up to date treatments to control acne spots, blemishes, prevent and treat acne scarring and reduce pigmentation from the spots.
We recommend the use of effective skincare products eg. using Retin-A to balance oil and sebum production, Salicylic Acid and a Benzoyl Peroxide face wash for mild Acne to unclog pores, and balance natural skin exfoliation.
We sell brands such as Obagi Medical , Retriderm “Vitamin A with Attitude”, Prescribed Solutions and bareMinerals makeup to help with acne and scarring.
Products are available on our shop with free p&p
For further information or help on this subject please call our team at Pure Aesthetics on 0115 950202