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Common Skin Concerns:

Acne

Overview

Acne affects more than 80% of the people between the ages of 11 and 40 years. Acne can cause self-esteem issues, emotional distress and scars the skin.

Acne is a skin condition caused by inflammation of the oil glands under the skin. Isolated pimples are formed in the same way as full – blown acne. The earlier you start treatment, the lower your risk of such problems.

You may have heard of the term ‘back acne’ – this is when acne specifically affects the back and is very common amongst both men and women and can be very painful. It can also affect daily life, like going to the gym, beach, work, socialising and wearing certain types of clothing (vests, backless dresses, etc.) All of these things in turn can be detrimental to your self-esteem.

Common Causes of Acne

  1. Hormonal fluctuations

Puberty – excess amounts of testosterone producing too much oil under your skin, blocking pores and hair follicles. In puberty acne often appears in the T-zone, forehead, nose, and chin.

Hormonal adult acne – typically forms on the lower part of your face. This includes the bottom of your cheeks and around your jawline.

Pre-menopause / Menopause – during this later time in life the skin’s sebaceous (oil) glands go into overdrive, producing excess sebum. This is likely due to a drop in estrogen levels or an increase in androgen hormones like testosterone. The problem is further exacerbated by the slowed-down cell regeneration in older skin.

  1. StressWhen you are stressed the production of cortisol starts working overtime, causing a lot of issues inside the body with your immune system, digestive system, and neurological systems affecting your mood. It also has a very big impact on your general appearance especially your skin.
  2. PollutionThe excess dirt and grime on your face can increase your chances of getting clogged pores. Increased sun exposure can also dry out the skin, leading to excess oil production in order to lubricate the skin.
  3. Health conditions

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), is also known to cause hormonal acne due to the abnormal hormonal changes. It causes symptoms such as irregular periods, facial hair, and weight gain.

Medication – medications such as corticosteroids, lithium, or androgens can cause acne as a side effect.

  1. Genetics

If your blood relative had adult acne then unfortunately you are more likely to get acne.

  1. Certain foods (for certain people)

Foods such as chocolate, fried foods, pizza, caffeine, or dairy may cause acne. There is no real evidence to prove that our dietary choices make a huge difference in the severity of acne. However some people really do notice that their skin reacts badly after they have eaten certain foods.

  1. Cleansing too frequently or intensely

Over washing and harsh chemical products can cause acne and make it worse.  It causes skin to become dry and produce more oil to lubricate the skin.

Types of Acne Pimples

  • The extra oil blocks the hair follicles (pores)
  • Bacteria can grow in the blocked pores
  • The bacteria can break down the wall of the follicle
  • Oil, bacteria and dead skin cells escape from the follicle
  • This creates whiteheads, blackheads, pimples or deep cysts

Treatment for Acne and Pimples

Microneedling
Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is based on your skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever there is physical damage, such as cuts, burns and other abrasions.
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LED Light Therapy
LED (Light Emitting Diode) exposes your skin to ultraviolet light and uses various coloured wavelengths to penetrate different depths of the skin which then speeds up your body’s natural response into healing itself faster.
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Facial Peels
At Beautilase, we offer these three peel treatments:
  • Environ Cool Peel (Chemical Peel)
  • Green Peel (Herbal Peel)
  • Laser Carbon Peel (Laser Peel)
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Environ Skin Care
Environ uses a range of effective and proven vitamins and peptides to keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful for a lifetime.
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Here at BEAUTILASE we believe that inner health reflects outer beauty. We can also offer expert advice on Nutritional Supplement for your individual needs.

Please give us a call for a FREE consultation and your personalised treatment plan.