Acne is a long term skin condition generally associated with breakouts of comedomes, papules, pustules and cysts. Acne most commonly develops in areas of the body that contain a lot of sebaceous glands, like the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. The three major factors implicated in acne are:

1. Blockage of hair follicles (pores) where sebum is produced, by dead skin cells (Abnormal Keratinisation)
2. Overproduction of sebum.
3. Proliferation or overgrowth of P.acnes bacteria and consequent inflammation.

Adult acne can be caused by 5 main reasons:

  1. Hormone fluctuations at period times and at around the menopause.
  2. Stress which in turn affects stress hormone production and hormone imbalance
  3. Use of wrong skincare products which is not suitable for their skin type. It is important to remember that people who suffer with acne can have normal, dry or oily skin and treatment options vary depending on the skin type.
  4. High GI-index food that is food containing high levels of sugar can initiate a destructive pathway stimulating excess activity of the sebum producing glands.
  5. Environmental factors such as pollution, using dirty makeup brushes, not washing pillowcases frequently, using hair products and  over-washing of the face depletes natural oils and stimulate compensatory oil production by the skin.

The goals of treatment include:

  1. Decreasing sebaceous gland activity
  2. Decreasing bacteria level
  3. Correcting abnormal keratinisation
  4. Reducing inflammation

It is important to bear in mind that it can take 2-5months for improvements to be seen.

The treatment options I offer

Medical Skincare

A prescription skincare routine, expertly customised to your skin type from leading Medical Skincare brands.

Chemical Peels

A course of targeted Chemical peels from leading medical skincare brands.

Because it is important that your particular problem is identified correctly, I would encourage you to arrange a consultation at Skin Enhance and Wellness for an in-depth analysis of your skin and devise a customised treatment plan, based on your requirements.

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