Acne is a long-term skin condition where hair follicles get clogged up with dead skin and sebum, an oily, waxy substance that the skin produces to keep itself lubricated and waterproof. Signs of acne include blackheads, whiteheads and oily skin, usually around areas of the skin that have lots of sebum-producing glands, such as the face, upper chest and back.
During the teenage years rising hormone levels can lead to acne. But for most adults with acne the cause is genetic. Acne beyond the teenage years usually affects people in their twenties and thirties and wears off in their forties. Waiting for acne to run its course can therefore be a long road, which is why several treatments have been developed.
How we can help
We supply a range of SkinCeuticals products designed to fight the causes of acne, namely the production of excess oil and the clogging of pores due to the build-up of dead cells. This not only helps improve the appearance of existing blemishes but also helps prevent future breakouts.
In addition we also provide the following treatments for more immediate results:
- Medical peel: an effective way to remove dry patches of skin resulting from the use of harshly dehydrating acne creams and the build-up of dead cells.
- Derma-roller: using super-fine needles packed together on derma-roller tips, this treatment helps reduce scarring caused by acne.
- Intense pulsed light (IPL): this targeted treatment sterilises spots caused by acne and reduces the production of sebum.