What is acne?
Acne is a common skin problem, affecting teenagers but also adults. ‘Spots’ can appear on the face, chest and back. The spots can range in appearance from painful pustules (pus-filled spots), cysts, whiteheads and blackheads.
If not treated adequately the spots can lead to scarring which can be harder to treat.
What causes Acne?
Acne happens because the sweat pore next to a hair follicle becomes blocked – usually with dead skin cells. The oil gland at the base of the hair follicle becomes enlarged and overproduces oil, but the oil stays trapped under the skin as the pore is blocked. This leads to a bulge and the ‘spot’ forms. Bacteria can get trapped in the spot causing it to become red and sore.
Treatments of Acne
There are a number of over-the-counter skin care products that can help to treat acne. These products contain ingredients and these ingredients work to kill the bacteria that cause acne and to unclog pores.
Chemical peels are a type of treatment that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin. The solution will cause the skin to peel, which can help to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. Chemical peels can be effective for treating mild to moderate acne.
Dermalux is a type of light therapy that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to stimulate the skin’s cells. This can help to reduce inflammation and improve the skin’s overall health. Dermalux can be effective for treating mild to moderate acne.
We understand that every patient’s needs are different. We also prescribe prescription-strength topical retinoids and oral antibiotics if needed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to knowing why you develop acne scarring, the first thing you need to understand is why acne starts in the first place.
Acne starts when your sebaceous glands, which sit below the skin’s surface, start to produce too much oil or sebum. When this happens, the oil can mix with dead skin cells and clog your hair follicles. As a result, spots such as whiteheads form.
A few spots here and there are not the same as acne. When bacteria that sits on the skin’s surface goes into the follicles and blocks your pores, acne starts to appear. This usually looks like pus-filled pimples or bumps on your skin.
When dead skin cells and oil build up in your pores over time, you can develop severe acne such as pustules, nodules and cysts. People who suffer from more severe acne may tend to go on a course of acne treatment
Not all acne will lead to scars. It is hard to predict whether you are more likely to suffer from acne scarring or not. You have a higher chance of seeing acne scars form if:
- You have inflammatory acne which tends to damage the skin
- You do not seek acne treatment for inflammatory acne
- You pick or squeeze your acne
- You have a relative who also suffers from acne scarring
When you attend your initial consultation at MySkyn Clinic in Bradford, we will talk you through our range of scar removal treatments. These include chemical peel, Dermalux, various skincare products and prescribe prescription-strength topical retinoids and oral antibiotics if needed.
Choose MySkyn Clinic in Bradford for your acne removal treatment plan
Finding the right skin clinic is just as important as finding the right treatment. This is why we provide all of our patients with an in-depth consultation so that we can get to know more about you and your skin. From this, we will develop a bespoke treatment plan that will provide you with the results you want.
Our team has over 30 years’ experience in providing beauty and aesthetic treatments. We always put your health and wellbeing first. That’s why we only use high-quality products and treatments to ensure you have the best treatment experience. We also pride ourselves in also giving clear and honest advice, so that you have all the information you need to make the right decision for you.