Acne is a common condition which occurs when hair follicles (pores) become blocked with sebum (oil) and dead skin cells. This skin condition often causes whiteheads, blackheads or spots.
Anybody can get acne at any stage in their life, from adolescent age right up to old age. Usually the cause of Acne will differ.
Acne is caused by 3 major factors:
Acne is most common on the face, though can also appear on the back, shoulders, neck and/or chest.
Yes! These can include whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, papules, nodules and cysts. Each one looks slightly different and has been formed by different factors.
Yes! Dermatologists rate them on a scale of Grade 1 to 4. The higher the grading the more severe the acne.
Yes and No. Acne can be cause by overproduction of sebum though other skin types such as Dry Skin or Normal Skin can still get breakouts.
There are lots of different ways to help Acne breakouts though it helps to determine the cause of the Acne first.
You can use these basic steps to help:
A GP will be able to help diagnose whether you have acne. At Dr Aesthetica, our skin specialist will be able to help support you in the interim.
There are several things that can be done which include topical and oral medications. Though, some patients may choose not to have medical intervention with Acne. This is where Skin Peels and Medical Microneedling can help.
There is very little downtime with Skin Peels or Microneedling, though these will be discussed with you. An aftercare kit is given post treatment which is to be used as instructed.
Yes and it can sometimes be referred to as Adult Acne and Teenage Acne.
Adult skin produces less oil, has a slower rate of cell turnover and heals slower too, whereas Teenage skin is the opposite.