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Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin condition, that effect teenagers and adults. Acne is not caused by dirt. It commonly occurs during puberty due to sebaceous gland activity and hormones; but it can occur at any age. It is not dangerous. It can leave skin scars that are very hard to get rid of. Our skin is covered with pores or sebaceous glands that constantly produce and secrete oils for lubrication and protection.
In the instance of acne prone skin, the sebaceous glands are over producing the oils and make some of the cells stick to our pores and block the sebum inside the follicle. The skin then over grows the pores described as double closed. This causes a buildup of oil underneath the skin, which creates a bump under the skin. When bacteria that live on the skin, get under the skin, it causes irritation and inflammation of that pore and its surrounding tissue causing a whitehead. If the air gets under the skin it oxidize the oil build up and causes it to change it’s colour to black/dark green, which result in blackhead.
The most common areas for acne are: face, neck, shoulders, chest, upper arms, back.
There are some external factors which will play a role in acne flair ups. Certain categories of food, such as, milk, cheeses, chocolate, ice cream and fruit yogurts, as well as, carbonated beverages and certain fruit juices. Stress, hormones, medication and certain cosmetics will also aggravate acne causing break outs. The residual scaring of the acne difficult to get rid of.
At Synergy Aesthetics and Laser Clinic, we offer many different treatments to improve acne and acne scarring and to improve active acne and acne break outs. We ensure that you get the right diagnostic, treatment plan and skin care program that works for you and your skin.