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Acne is a term used for pimples, blocked pores, (blackheads and whiteheads) and painful large bumps know as cysts. In addition suffers experience sensitive flaking skin, open and enlarged pores and in some cases scarring. It can affect people of all ages. In some cases it will clear after several years. In others, it may be a lifelong disease that needs continual maintenance to be kept under control.
Acne appears mainly in the face, but can also be found on the back, chest, shoulders and neck. Acne can be a psychological distressing skin condition. Even mild acne can lead to scarring and unsightly pigmentation.
There are three continuing factors that lead to acne:
These three factors can be increased by many issues such as: poor daily skin care, diet, sun exposure and sweating, make up, stress and hormones which is the main stimulating issue. We have many treatment options for the treatment of acne. Foremost is a patient education and assessing the individual cause of acne. Some individuals may require medication. Other options are a regular deep cleaning facial. Silk peel, Jessner or beta peel.
You can read our blog post about causes and treatments for acne scars here.