Acne is a common skin condition that affects 85% of people at some point in their lives. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that can be painful to touch. There are 6 types of spots caused by acne:
- Open comedone (blackheads) – non inflammatory acne
- Closed comedone (whiteheads) – non inflammatory acne
- Papules – inflammatory acne
- Pustules – inflammatory acne
- Nodules – inflammatory acne
- Cysts – inflammatory acne
Acne occurs due to the interaction of clogged pores causing a build-up of sebum which then becomes inflamed due to the action of bacteria. It’s influenced by genetics and hormonal fluctuations. While we associate spots with teenage years, adult acne has become an epidemic affecting approximately 40% of women and 20% of men at some stage in their adults lives.
The solution – targeted skincare that attacks acne causes, via a multi-pronged approach – suppressing bacteria, unclogging pores, increasing cell turnover and soothing the skin.
Acne has a huge effect on quality of life and should not be dismissed. At Eye and Face we conduct an in-depth consultation using our Face Map skin analysis machine and use the best of medical grade skincare – ZO Skin Health and AlumierMD – allowing us to create tailored regimes to treat both acne and acne scarring.
A combination of home care products and in clinic treatments such as facials and peels will help treat acne.