Acne is the most common of all skin diseases, affecting around 89% of 17 year olds. This type of Acne, Acne Vulgaris is often defined as a 'self limiting' disease, involving the sebaceous gland, and often resolves itself as hormones settle. However we are seeing more and more young adults presenting with a severe cystic types acnes, that continue long into adulthood.
Acne can be an inherent, genetic condition or can be caused by external factors, such as hormonal fluctuations, stress, medications, hot or humid climates and irritating cosmetic ingredients. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder caused by fast cell turnover, fast oil flow and an abnormality in the cell division where cells flatten out too early and stick to the sides of the oil glands and hair shafts. If left untreated, congestion can advance to acne.
It is essential to stabilise the skin and regulate the dysfunctions that contribute to the acne condition by removing blockages within the ducts and regulating oil flow and cell turnover.
There are several different types of acne and it is essential that accurate assessment and diagnosis is reached in the early stages. Often, if not treated successfully, additional repercussions, associated with damaged skin, pigmentation and scarring, can add further distress.
Often traditional ways of treating Acne can prove disappointing and sufferers try treatment after treatment and cream after cream, in an attempt to eradicate the problem. This can sometimes increase problems, over stripping the skin and irritating it further. Millions of acne sufferers endure the physical and psychological effects of acne, and millions of pounds are spent trying to treat it. Most of the over the counter products do not work because their contents are weak and in many cases create more problems that they resolve.
Acne is a complex disease not only of secretions but also of texture and colour and it is only after careful assessment and a planned program of treatments and home care support, that a positive result can be achieved.
Our Acne program is extremely successful, with our patient results speaking for themselves. We are proud of the results we achieve and the difference it makes to our patients lives.
Please be aware, there are many clinics offering acne treatments, who have no real understanding of either skin or the complex issues surrounding acne. There are many treatments on offer, with these clinics usually offering a course of peels or laser, to treat acne. These will not work, as dealing with acne on a superficial epidermal level, does not treat or solve the issues relating to this complex skin issue. Please do your research and do not waste your money on treatments that simply will not work! Find a clinic where your skin consultant has an in depth knowledge of acne and is happy to let you speak to patients who have undergone treatment.
At Face the Future, we have developed a combination treatment program that is extremely successful and you are welcome to speak to any of our patients who have undergone this acne treatment program, in fact we actively encourage it, as it can be of great help and support.
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