What causes acne?
One cause of acne is excess tallow production, which causes the pores to get clogged and possibly inflamed. Another cause of acne can be thickened skin, making it harder to shed dead skin cells. This can lead to the tallow clogging the pores and inflammation or an infection. Hormonal balance, stress, genetics, makeup or other external factors can stimulate or intensify acne.
There are various treatments available for acne. Other than treating existing acne, there are treatments for prevention and treatments to help reduce acne scars. These are the possibilities:
The first step to treatment is a consult. During this consult all questions can be answered. The skin therapist will inspect the skin problem and create a fitting personal treatment plan, as well as advise on the most suitable and effective treatment for the skin.
Other than to receive proper treatment, it is also important to take care of the skin. Use skin care products that are specially developed to fight acne. The skin can be cleansed with these products, which will sustain and extend the results of treatment.
The skin therapist will use the proper products to cleanse the skin and remove the impurities. The treatment can be completed with an intensive skin mask. The skin therapist will also advise on the proper skin care routine.
The microdermabrasion treatment effectively removes the ‘dead’ top layer of the skin. The skin will be able to properly dispose of tallow and absorb product better.
Peelings can be mild or intensive, either fruit acid or chemical. Peelings are effective because of the acids that can reach the deeper skin layers, getting rid of impurities and preventing the pores from getting clogged. Peelings are also effective on discolouration left on the skin as a result from acne.
Dermapen or medical laser
The dermapen or laser is used to treat damage left by acne, such as scars and spots. Miniscule holes are created in the skin, thereby activating the skin and stimulating the growth of connecting tissue. This method treats the scars and spots from inside the skin, resulting in the scars and spots fading or disappearing.