The effect of acne and acne scarring in teenagers and adults can be distressing at any age. Unfortunately, acne does not discriminate with age or gender and is thought to affect around 85% of adults (men and women) at some point in their lives. Acne, whether teenage or adult, is a complex skin condition with a combination of oily skin, comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and red pus filled pustules, cysts, redness and inflammation. Scars and hyperpigmentation may also be present. Like all skin conditions, acne can severely affect an individual’s confidence and self-esteem.
Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options available to help relieve and improve the symptoms of the different grades of adult acne. In the early stages many acne sufferers work their way through a myriad of lotions, potions and heavy make-up from the High Street, frequently changing to the ‘latest cure’ in a desperate bid to be spot free. Makeup is another potential cause for irritation and may often aggravate the acne.
We recommend Lycogel breathable makeup for our clients with acne, acne scarring or rosacea as it not only helps to heal the skin but it can be applied immediately post treatment as well as an every day makeup. Suitable as a cover up for the odd blemish for our men too. Compromised skin whether from acne or rosacea will always have to be treated with respect. An ongoing maintenance plan is key to prolong a healthy skin and to address any issues before they gain momentum.
For those patients whose acne has not improved from traditional topical, antibiotic or hormonal medications, appropriate medical peels and products in combination with LED phototherapy may be better options. For acne scarring, medical micro-needling or fractional skin needling can help improve dark or red scars and is also a beneficial treatment for the common signs of ageing, smoothing wrinkles and improving skin tone and texture.
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