Acne, Breakouts & Scarring Corrective Treatments
Acne is a skin disorder that is caused by hormone action on the sebaceous glands of the skin. The oil secreted by these glands builds up in the hair follicle leading to clogged pores and lesions which we commonly call pimples. These usually form on your face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Even though acne does not lead to a serious health problem, it can lead to emotional disturbances such as low self-esteem. When it is severe, acne may leave behind permanent scars. The most common types of pimples include:
- Whiteheads: Form under the surface of the skin and appear as a small white bump
- Blackheads: form on the skin surface and are black in colour
- Papules: Are small pink bumps that can be painful when you touch them
- Pustules: Appear red at their base and are filled with pus
- Nodules: Are large, painful, solid pimples
- Cysts: Are deep, painful, pus-filled pimples and; may cause scars
Teenage Acne …
As you transition from child to teen to adult, puberty will trigger the movement of new chemicals in your body. Depending upon whether you’re a guy or girl, these hormones will go to work on different parts of the body, and of course, impact your skin. Sebaceous (oil) gland activity is stimulated by androgen hormones. These hormones act like a switch and increase oil production and hair growth, and are responsible for the triggers that lead to oily skin and breakouts. These so-called “male” hormones are present in both males and females. Your pores (follicles) may become enlarged, your skin texture changes and may not feel as smooth, your skin looks and feels shiny, your cheeks may feel more sensitive and look pink, and your once flawless skin may now have evident pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Your scalp and hair may also be oilier, and you start to grow hair in new Places. We haven’t even touched on your mood swings, ability to sleep all day and body changes, such as a deeper voice for males and a lovely new body odor! This all sounds very frightening, but the good news is that these androgens that tend to be present in relatively large amounts during adolescence become stabilized as you reach adulthood. Meaning the oily skin and breakouts will lessen and clear for most people.
Adult Acne …
While acne is associated with teenage years filled with raging hormones and the struggle for social acceptance, many adults are finding themselves caught in the middle of an acne epidemic. Skin care professionals and dermatologists alike are also reporting adult acne is on the rise. Clinical studies indicate between 40 and 55 percent of the adult population in the 20 to 40 age group has been diagnosed with low grade, persistent acne and oily skin, with the primary catalyst identified as chronic stress. Balancing personal and professional responsibilities makes this generation of adults the most time-compressed generation in history, which contributes to chronic stress: the constant, continued and heightened level of stress that throws our adrenal glands into overdrive, which in turn can boost sebum production, setting the stage for acne development. Once there’s a boost in sebum production, the cascade of events leading to breakouts begins: oil spills onto skin’s surface and acts as a binder, creating a mixture of oil and cells that blocks oxygen from entering the pores. The lack of oxygen creates the ultimate breeding ground for bacteria, which leads to the swelling, redness, and inflammation around the follicle, resulting in acne. Adult cases of acne are often more persistent and more inflammatory than teenage cases & is also often accompanied by skin sensitization, or a combination of skin conditions, which makes treatment more challenging. To successfully treat, clear and prevent acne, the cascade of events leading to acne development must be controlled; but don’t turn to popular teen-centric treatments that may be too harsh and irritating.
The Solution to Teen & Adults Acne …
A combination of both professional skin treatments and a complete prescription skin care is the best, most natural, form of action in the fight against Teenage & Adult Acne & Breakouts.
Our programs are customised to suit individual needs … so remember, what works for your best friend may not work for you!
Achieving healthy, clear & beautiful skin takes time, dedication & commitment to a complete skin care solution … in salon treatments and prescription home care!! There is no such thing as a quick fix nor miracle cure … We have, however, plenty of experience in treating this devastating skin disorder, with an excellent success rate AND we can’t wait to help you, too!!
Some treatment options we will incorporate in your treatment plan:
- Prescription Skin Care Regime
Schedule your ‘Healthiest Skin Ever’ Consultation & Analysis on 07 5495 7511 to seek our professional assistance & personalised treatment plan .