Perhaps the most widespread skin condition is acne
which has so many complexities and has to be managed sympathetically. Believe it or not, it’s not only reserved for teenagers - anyone can have acne. Acne can appear for many reasons, including hormones, stress and lifestyle.
Primarily, acne occurs when the hair follicles become blocked. Sebaceous glands produce an oily substance called (sebum).
The sebum then mixes with the dead skin cells and creates a plug in the follicle. This can vary from mild acne to inflamed cystic acne as bacteria creeps into those pores.
85% of teenagers experience acne and with a rise in their hormones during this adolescent time can trigger this.
You can experience acne at all ages though not just teenage years. There are be many things that can contribute to an acne breakout. Including hormones, lifestyle, wrong use of skincare, and stress for some people.
Although acne is commonly associated with the face, it can occur anywhere on the body, such as your back, neck and shoulders.
Acne scars can sometimes develop as a complication of acne.
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At Skin Renewal, I offer pHformula skin resurfacing treatments to help treat acne. A pharma-cosmeceutical brand. Skin resurfacing treats a number of skin conditions, including persistent acne. Unlike chemical peels which are notorious for causing irritation, skin resurfacing treatments work from the inside out. They are gentle yet effective - No pain or peeling involved.
If you suffer with inflamed cystic acne or hypertrophic acne scarring, my dual diode near infrared laser work on reducing inflammation and killing bacteria, strengthening the skin as well as healing. Which makes it a popular treatment for this skin condition.
Growth Factors have the amazing ability to boost your skin's natural healing abilities. Our bodies have stem cells within our skin which contain hundreds of growth factors. These mimic what our skin does naturally. By using Growth Factors with my needling treatment, I can accelerate the regenerative and healing process, which is fantastic when treating scarring.
I do also sell AnteAGE micro-needling home kits which my clients can do in-between their in-clinic treatments. For best results, it can be a combination of all these things.
My blackhead removal facial if perfect for anyone with acne-prone skin (teens and adults). It is 6 facials in 1 with one of the steps being extractions, which involves extracting blackheads and congestion.