Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become full of oil and dead skin cells. Often, this causes whiteheads, blackheads and pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne can be upsetting for anyone who suffers from it and can really knock your confidence, so how can we treat acne?
Before we can find an effective solution, we must first look at the root cause of your acne.
There are a number of causes of acne which include:
Genes play a huge part in acne troubles. If a parent has acne-prone skin, it is likely the child will get it too. There isn’t much that can be done in this case but a proper skincare routine is essential.
Poor nutrition may make acne-prone skin even more susceptible to breakouts – oily and greasy fast food can contribute to pimple pandemonium. Keep your pimples under control by starting a food diary and assessing which foods have a negative impact. A diet high in sugar, dairy and unhealthy fats has been linked to acne due to increased inflammation, increases in insulin leading to hormonal changes and increased Candida (yeast in the gut).
Believe it or not, your mobile phone can cause breakouts. Bacteria can be carried in a number of ways but the biggest is via your hands. On average we touch our faces 2,000 times a day so it’s really important to keep your hands sanitised to minimise breakouts.
There are many oils, natural components, fragrances and other ingredients in cosmetic products that can cause breakouts if you have sensitive skin. Usually, discontinuing use will have a positive impact on your pimples.
Some research suggests that a lack of sleep and stress can be linked to breakouts so make sure you’re getting plenty of rest and TLC.
Puberty, period or pregnancy – all of these can provoke pimples. Hormonal imbalances can also contribute to breakouts – this can be tested by your GP.
As a teenager or young adult, the biggest cause of acne is hormone changes during puberty, increasing sebum production which makes the skin oily.
Over the counter products and treatments very rarely have the ability to improve acne. Most products do not contain the key ingredients required to treat acne and by law they do not have the strength of ingredient needed to effectively treat it.
Doctor or Dermatologist led treatments will normally include long term Antibiotics, or in severe cases, medication called Isotretinoin. Long term Antibiotics may cause antimicrobial resistance which could lead to more risk of infections. And Isotretinoin which is a high strength derivative of Vitamin A, has been known to have mood-altering side effects which can lead to depression.
Prescribed topical medications such as Benzol Peroxide, will help to kill bacteria which causes spots, as well as reduce sebum (oil) production. But this can have a very drying effect on the skin, leading to irritation, redness, flaking and soreness.
There are alternative treatments to help ease the burden of acne.
How We Can Treat Acne
We have been successfully helping those suffering with acne without medications and harsh chemicals for years.
The first step in the treatment process is a consultation. At this stage, we determine whether you’re a suitable candidate for treatment. We will do this by asking a series of health and lifestyle questions and determining your expectations.
You will learn how the treatments work and the procedure of each treatment.
We deliver weekly treatments to tackle the causes of acne and improve skin health. Whilst at home, you are required to follow our aftercare advice and simple skincare routine.
Our treatments combine technologies and products that will:
- Destroy Acne causing bacteria
- Reduce oil production
- Reduce inflammation
- Sterilize the skin
- Remove dead skin cells
- Extract blackheads and impurities from the skin
- Encourage healing and cellular renewal
- Improve the texture and tone of the skin
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All the treatments are pain free, relaxing and there is no recovery time.
Treatments range in price from £50 – £110 per treatment.
For optimum results we recommend a course of 6 weekly treatments.
If you would like to know more about our range of acne treatments and how they could help to improve your skin, please give us a call and book a consultation with one of the team on 01562 265029