Why Do I Have Adult Acne?

Adult acne affects one in every five people, women more so than men. Even if you didn’t suffer from acne in your teens you may well be a martyr to it now, which is depressing as an adult.


In adults the distribution pattern of acne is different from teens; pimples and red bumps usually appear around the mouth and jaw line. These can worsen and spread to the cheeks, as well as the chest and back in men.

What Causes Acne?

There are a few attributed causes; overproduction of oil, fluctuating hormone levels-also cosmetics, certain medications, stress and excessive sweating.


Oil that usually lubricates the skin can get trapped in blocked ducts and appear as a spot. Hormonal changes can sometimes cause the enlargement and obstruction of sebaceous glands in the skin, causing angry-looking breakouts.


A lot of people report an increase of acne when they’re stressed; and many tend to over- wash their skin in an effort to clean it and get rid of the pimples.


Unfortunately this only makes it worse as the PH balance of the skin is very sensitive, so over-drying it by too much washing and scrubbing leads to over production of oil in an attempt to compensate, which in turns leads to….yet more acne. A truly vicious circle.

How Can I Fix It?

Thérapie Clinic have years of experience in dealing with adult acne. First, a free consultation will allow you to discuss the nature and frequency of your breakouts, as well as what you’re currently using on the acne, and your Thérapie Specialist will find out what medication you’re on, stress patterns, and your cosmetic habits.


Thérapie Clinic has several products recommended for acne designed to regulate the sebaceous glands, kill acne-causing bacteria, shed skin cells that are blocking follicles, and sooth the redness that the inflammation has caused.


Thérapie Clinic also has a number of treatments and effective solutions in the treatment of acne. Specialist facials, Microdermabrasion, scientifically proven chemical peels and treatments like the very effective JetPeel™ facial work well and help normalise the skin.

Acne Scarring

Acne often leaves a horrible legacy-scarring. This pitting of the skin leaves your skin looking rough, and is impossible to camouflage effectively with make-up.

There have been some pioneering advances made in the treatment of acne scarring, and Thérapie Clinic can advise you on which is best for you. Breaking down the top layer of skin to reveal the smooth, undamaged layer underneath is the premise of most of the treatments; be it laser resurfacing or chemical peels. It is important not to pick at acne as this just makes scarring inevitable-don’t scrub at it either.


Call Thérapie Clinic today to organise your free consultation; you can successfully treat your acne or acne scarring, and look forward to a new you in 2013.


Call 1890 650 750 to book a free appointment at the Thérapie Clinic near you.