The Acne Treatment Options Everyone Should Know
If you suffer from acne, rest assured you’re not alone. This often-upsetting skin condition is very common – in fact, it’s believed to be one of the most common skin complaints out there. In fact, dermatologists and skincare experts think that about three quarters of 11- to 30-year-olds will get acne at some stage of their lives.
Yes, it can occur long after the teenage years – and increasingly it’s also becoming common for men and women in their 20s, 30s and even 40s to develop adult acne, whether they had it when they were younger or not. From severe flare ups to the odd breakout, it can be a very troubling condition.
In the past, treatments used to be very harsh on skin and medication was the most effective answer. However, new advancements mean there are very effective steps you can take to control acne, reduce its severity and also tackle the scarring that it can cause.
So what exactly is the condition and how does it happen? Acne occurs when the hair follicles in the skin become blocked up with dead skin cells and excess oil. It’s believed that the condition is caused by the changes in hormones that are triggered in the body during puberty. It is a myth that the condition is caused by ‘dirty’ skin. The blocked follicles then become inflamed, which in turn leads to spots, blackheads, whiteheads and greasy skin. The most common areas affected tend to include the face, back and chest.
Treatments for the condition have much improved and with the help of targeted facials and high tech devices, it is possible to get acne under control. Here are just some of the solutions available.
Skincare treatments for acne
Image Skincare Acne Lift Peel
Peels are resurfacing treatments or cosmeceuticals that can be very effective for improving skin texture and tone. Specifically targeted to acne-prone and/or oily skin, this active peel from acclaimed brand Image Skincare contains a cocktail of alpha and beta hydroxy acids. It works on various forms of acne, reducing and treating the condition, and also helps to resurface and smooth skin in just one treatment.
Murad Blemish Control Treatment
Dr Murad’s range of skincare products and treatments target specific skin concerns and the Murad Blemish Control treatment is an effective option for not just severe acne but also occasional breakouts and other blemishes. It uses fruit acids to help unclog blocked pores, boost skin radiance and also helps to reduce redness, which can be a trait of acne-prone skin. The treatment can also help reduce future breakouts.
If you’re looking for something beyond skincare or a peel there are a number of device-based treatments that are particularly effective for getting acne under control. Intense Pulse Light, also known as IPL, is an established treatment for a number of skin concerns. It also makes for an effective acne treatment, using targeted pulses of light to destroy the acne-causing bacteria in the skin. IPL treatment is also useful for boosting the healing process in the skin, soothing redness and improving the appearance of the scarring that acne can sometimes cause.
Laser 360 Treatment
A pioneering skin treatment, the Laser 360 device can be used to deal with both moderate and persistent acne. The innovative machine combines three light-based technologies to revive skin from the inside out. It destroys the acne-causing bacteria in the skin leaving the surrounding healthy tissue undamaged and also works very well on acne scarring. The Laser 360 can be used to rejuvenate the whole complexion as it encourages the development of new collagen, giving a smoother appearance and brighter tone.
Thérapie Clinic offers a range of advanced acne treatments. Call 1890 650 750 to book a consultation with one of our highly trained therapists to find out which treatment would be best suit you, or book your free consultation below.