A Brief Guide To Acne Treatments For Flawless Skin

Acne is one of the most common skin complaints out there; according to the Health Service Executive (HSE), about 80% of 11- to 30-year-olds are affected by acne, but it is also becoming very common for adults to develop the condition later in life. Be it a short flare up or a long-term condition, acne can have a huge, negative impact on a person’s self-esteem.

What causes acne?

Acne occurs when the hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells. It is actually a myth that it is a result of oily or unclean skin, (although keeping skin well cared for with a healthy lifestyle, good cleaning regime and suitable products can be of help). The condition is thought to be caused by the changes in hormones that are triggered in the body during puberty. These blocked follicles result in inflammation and spots, which tend to develop on the face, back and chest.

While acne has long been thought of as a teenager’s ailment, an increasing amount of adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s are developing the condition. This can be a reoccurrence or a flare up of acne they had when they were younger, or it could suddenly appear in those lucky people who never had to deal with a bad acne problem at all in their youth.

While acne can range from the mild to the severe, it undoubtedly has a negative impact on a person’s overall appearance and confidence levels. There can also be residual problems such as pigmentation, discolouration and scarring (particularly if people pick at the blemishes – a total no-no!).

However, the good news is there are many effective treatments to tackle both the condition and the aftermath. High-performing skincare products and new technologies can reduce the severity of acne and help keep skin looking healthy. It’s possible to get things back on track with a good, prescriptive skincare regime using the best cosmeceutical products, while targeted treatments, cosmetic peels and lasers can have impressive effects on the condition too. Here are just some of the treatments available to get acne under control.

IPL Treatment

Intense Pulse Light or IPL treatment works on a number of skin conditions and in the case of acne it destroys the bacteria that live in the skin and cause the problem.

Targeted light works on the overactive sebaceous glands, while the treatment also boosts the healing process, which in turn helps to calm redness and reduce the scarring that can occur with acne.

Laser 360 Treatment

Offering an alternative for the treatment of moderate, persistent acne, the Laser 360 works quickly to destroy the acne-causing bacteria without damaging healthy tissue. It can also be used to treat scarring and can improve overall skin tone to give you flawless skin.

Image Skincare Acne Lift Peel

A skin peel for acne can be a very effective option. A peel is a resurfacing treatment that can improve skin clarity, tone and texture. This Image Skincare active peel contains alpha and beta hydroxy acids and has been designed specifically to work on acne-prone or oily skin. It treats all kinds of acne and helps to smooth the skin at the same time.

Murad Blemish Control Treatment

A great option for any sort of blemishes, from severe acne to the occasional breakout, the Murad Blemish Control Treatment utilises fruit acids to sort out blocked pores, improve skin clarity and reduce redness. It also helps to prevent future breakouts.

It’s important to treat acne properly, to address the problem and to reduce the chance of scarring, so arrange an appointment with a skincare specialist to find out what you can do to get that flawless face back.

Thérapie Clinic offers free skin consultations where experts will discuss the right treatment for you. Call the friendly team, on 1890 650 750 or book your consultation below.