WHAT IS ACNE?
Acne is a common skin condition characterized by plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), inflamed pimples, pustules, and deeper lumps (nodules or cysts). It occurs on the face, & sometimes affects the chest, back, upper arms and shoulders.
Acne affects most people. Although most teenagers get some form of acne, adults can also develop acne or have their teenage acne carry-on into adulthood. Often, acne clears up after several years, even without treatment.
Depending on their severity, acne can be disfiguring and upsetting to the patient. Although it is common, untreated acne can leave permanent scars. To avoid acne scarring, aggressive and professional acne treatment is important, , and immediate action should be taken to reduce the effects of acne.
CAUSES OF ACTIVE ACNE
Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with bacteria, sebum (oil from skin), and dead skin cells. A follicle contains a hair and a sebaceous gland (the gland that produces sebum). When these glands produce too much sebum, the follicle can become engorged and blocked. Acne is considered to be an inflammatory skin condition that affects 80% of people, prevalently during teen years. It can be commonly found on the face, neck, back and chest. 30% of adults suffer from mild to severe forms of acne.
Here are several contributing factors that can trigger acne:
Genetics - Being born with overactive sebaceous glands or having either one or both parents who have acne increases your risk of developing it.
Cosmetics - Use of beauty products that are not non-comedogenic can clog your pores, leading to a breakout.
Medications - Acne is a known side effect of some drugs, such as oral corticosteroids, some contraceptive pills (progestin), and anticonvulsives.
Hormones - Women experience worse acne breakouts while on their period, during pregnancy, or due to hormonal imbalance.
Diet and Lifestyle - Exposure to high levels of stress, pollution, excessive sweating, consuming certain types of foods, or not getting enough sleep can also trigger an acne flareup.
TYPES OF ACTIVE ACNE
Identifying what type of acne you have is critical to determining an appropriate acne treatment solution that works for you.
BLACKHEADS AND WHITEHEADS - Otherwise called open and closed comedones. These are of non-inflammatory acne. They manifest themselves as black or white coloured bumps that dot the nose, chin, or forehead. They are mild forms of acne that do not leave acne scars.
PAPULES - The result when whiteheads or blackheads get worse and irritate the surrounding skin. It’s a mild type of inflammatory acne. Papules are tiny, red bumps under the skin that can be tender and swollen.
PUSTULES OR PIMPLES - Bigger than papules. These blemishes have a circular shape with a center that is filled with white or yellow-coloured pus. They are inflammatory types of acne that are swollen and an angry pink or red at the base.
NODULES - Severe and deeper type of acne blemish. They are hard and painful when touched. Nodules can leave dark spots and acne scars.
CYSTIC ACNE - Characterized by large, soft, and painful red or white lumps filled with pus. They are formed deeper within the skin than nodules. They are the most extreme types of inflammatory acne, which are known to leave severe acne scarring.
Rejuvenus Clinic is proud to bring you the latest acne treatment solutions in the industry. When you come to our clinic for a complementary consultation, our experts will first get to the root causing your acne breakouts and what type of acne you are dealing with. We have several acne treatment products and services that can help resolve your acne blemishes and give you the clear complexion you’ve always wanted.
MEDICAL-GRADE SKINCARE - Patients with mild forms of acne blemishes, such as blackheads and whiteheads, can see dramatic improvement following a disciplined skincare routine using medical-grade skincare products. They may also be prescribed to people with moderate to severe acne conditions as part of a holistic acne treatment plan to maintain or support the results of an ongoing chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing procedure.
CHEMICAL PEELS - Chemical peels are used as the second-line of treatment for acne. A light, superficial peel like a glycolic chemical peel may be used to encourage gentle skin exfoliation to lighten the blemishes and acne without irritating the skin. It is a comfortable skincare treatment with minimal downtime.
LASER TREATMENTS - Banish acne blemishes without the use of creams. It’s a remarkable acne treatment that uses laser light technology to address acne effectively without the use of creams and medicine. It is a virtually painless procedure that comes with little to no downtime.
At Rejuvenus Clinic, we tackle this condition and other similar skin conditions using a comprehensive treatment approach. When you visit our center, we will take the time to examine your skin care needs and determine the best approach to treatment. To find-out which treatment could be right for you, book an appointment today.
SEVERE ACNE TREATMENT
At Rejuvenus Clinic, we are dedicated to delivering the best service to our patients.
Here is a list of our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions or concerns, our experts will provide you will all the information you need.
Does Acne Go Away?
Of course, we often associate acne with our teenage years and early 20s, when our hormones are changing and we become prone to breakouts or cystic acne. But acne can still affect us at other times in our lives, particularly if we have a poor diet, are stressed, or have naturally oily skin. The best way to cure acne is to find and deal with the root cause. If your acne is severe or painful, it’s worth speaking to a professional to discuss possible medical treatments.
Which Acne Products Work Best?
There are lots of roundups out there that claim to cover the best anti-acne products on the market right now. However, the best treatments often differ depending on the individual and their skin type. When it comes to acne, there isn’t always a one-size-fits-all solution.
Should I see a Specislist?
Although acne is common, you should seek professional help if:
Scars or dark marks are developing with your acne and have a family history of severe acne
Your acne is getting worse or there is no improvement in your acne
For females, acne is accompanied by sudden hair growth and an irregular menstrual cycle
Your acne is making you feel self-conscious and depressed
What Treatment Is Best For Me?
Treatment options depend on the patient’s condition, lifestyle and overall needs. Our specialized team will be able to recommend a personalized treatment program that will best suit you. Top priority is to identify the underlying causes of your acne, in order to find the best way of curing it.
What Causes Adult Acne?
Many factors can cause adult acne. However, in most cases, adult acne can be triggered by hormones, extra sebum, follicle fallout, bacteria and inflammation. Seek professional help to determine what is causing your condition and what are the possible treatment options.
Are Acne Treatments Safe?
At Rejuvenus Clinic, we aim to offer the most effective and innovative non-surgical cosmetic treatments . With our patients’ safety in mind, we ensure that our equipment is of the highest quality and our team is highly trained. Nevertheless, any treatment may still come with potential risks. We will provide you with complete information about possible treatment risks.