We treat many patients in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s who are still really struggling with acne, acne scarring or rosacea on a day to day basis. It can even recur in the 50’s and late onset acne is especially an issue for those undergoing hormone changes (e.g. menopause) or stress.
What causes acne?
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages. Other causes can be:
- Genetic condition – tends to run in families (although not always)
- Hormonal changes (e.g. puberty, menstrual cycle, menopause, pregnancy)
- Environmental factors such as stress or exposure to pollution
Symptoms of Acne
- Spots on the skin, ranging from mild blackheads and whiteheads to tender pus-filled pustules and cysts, which can become infected
- Greasy skin due to excessive production of sebum
- Usually occurs on the face, back and chest
- Flushing (redness) or skin pigmentation, especially in darker skin types
Treatments Available at Derma Aesthetics
Following your consultation with us, we will devise a personalised treatment plan to help reduce or remove the appearance of acne scarring, with a choice of procedures including micro-needling and skin peels.
Glo Modified Jessner Peel 14%
A fantastic skin peel for acne and acne scarring and pigmentation. One treatment may be sufficient to clear blocked pores and improve skin clarity, however, if you have active acne, a course of three treatments, three to four weeks apart may be required. For more information click here.
Glo Salicylic Peel 30%
For acne, oily skin, fine lines and wrinkles and sensitive skin. Good for those undergoing acne treatment, as this will accelerate any skincare programme you are using. Depending on the condition of your skin, you may need several treatments. For a noticeable result most people need six sessions. For more information click here.
ZO Ossential Acne and Oil Control Treatment
Minimises oil production, large pores and inflammation. Cleansing gently removes impurities, followed by a micro-scrub to prepare the skin to easily address the extraction process by removing remaining debris from the skin’s surface. A combination of AHA and salicylic acid is used to minimize excess oil production and tighten pores. For more information click here.
Dermapen For Acne Scars
For years, Dermapen has been providing results and improving the appearance of acne scars. The physiological nature of microneedling can break up fibrous and uneven scar tissue, and encourage the growth of new tissue. Dermapen keeps the epidermis integrity fully intact, which quickens healing time and causes less pain. For more information click here.