Although acne is a common condition, it can cause a great deal of distress. That’s especially true if you’re left with scars once it has cleared up.
It’s estimated that around 1 in 5 people that have acne end up having scarring. The different types of scars include:
What causes acne in the first place?
Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It can be triggered or worsened by a variety of factors, including stress, diet and particular cosmetic products.
The primary cause of acne is the excess production of oil by the sebaceous glands in the skin. This can be influenced by hormones (which is why it’s so common in adolescence). It can also be caused by genetics and certain medications.
It’s important to avoid picking or popping pimples; this can cause further inflammation and increase the risk of scarring.
Treatments for acne can include medical-grade skincare, Plasma shower, DermaluxMd or HydraFacial, whilst scarring can be treated by microneedling or chemical peels.
Natural remedies and lifestyle changes can sometimes help with acne. This includes a healthy diet, practising good hygiene, and managing stress, all of which may also help reduce the severity.
Skintique Clinic can not only offer expert treatments but provide advice on preventing acne in the future.