Treating Teenage Acne

It can be upsetting for anyone who suffers from Acne, knocking your confidence and can lead to negative feelings and even depression. But it is especially upsetting during your teenage years, where you feel awkward enough without your face breaking out with spots and blackheads.

The infographic below shows the common causes of Acne and why these factors cause acne. These being:

  • Genetics
  • Hormones
  • Diet
  • Bacteria
  • Cosmetics
  • Lack of Sleep

6 causes of acne

As a Teenager or Young Adult, the biggest cause of Acne are hormone changes during puberty, increasing sebum production which makes the skin oily. Coupled with teenagers not always being the cleanest species. Sweat, dirt, heavy makeup and a poor skincare routine, leads to clogged pores and the perfect breeding ground for acne causing bacteria.

Diet also plays and important role too. 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.

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 acne.

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 and has even been linked to teenage suicide.

Prescribed topical medications such as Benzol Peroxide, will help to kill the P. Acnes 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.

Many parents don’t like the thought of treating acne in this way due the side effects and possible risks associated with these medications. Seeking out alternative treatments to help ease the burden of Acne.

How We Can Treat Acne

We have been successfully helping Teenagers, Young Adults and Adults to treat Acne, without medications and harsh chemicals.

The first step in the treatment process is a Consultation.

At this stage, we determine whether your teenager is a suitable candidate for treatment. We will do this by asking a series of health and lifestyle questions and determining their and your expectations.

We also explain how the treatments works and the mechanics of treatment. We will be able to show you some before and after photos of clients who have received acne treatments with us.

Our Acne Treatments are a team effort between our aestheticians, you and your teenager.

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:

  1. Destroy Acne causing bacteria
  2. Reduce oil production
  3. Reduce inflammation
  4. Sterilize the skin
  5. Remove dead skin cells
  6. Extract blackheads and impurities from the skin
  7. Encourage healing and cellular renewal
  8. Improve the texture and tone of the skin

Check out our Acne Treatments here

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 your teenager to improve their skin, please give us a call and book a consultation with one of the team.