Acne: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment
Acne: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment
What is Acne?
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions with most people being affected by it at some point during their lives. It usually occurs during puberty due to an imbalance in hormones, however, it can also present itself at later stages of life. Severity can vary ranging from just a few spots to more significant, painful acne which may cause scarring and affect self-confidence.
Acne can cause oily skin, spots, and skin to become hot or painful to touch. Most commonly affecting the face, back, and chest. The most severe cases of acne can dramatically impact body confidence. Though the majority of acne cases tend to resolve themselves, more persistent or severe acne can be treated medically to reduce symptoms, prevent a recurrence, and lower the risk of scarring.
Élan Laser Clinics can help to control your acne by using state-of-the-art equipment to target the acne at the source. Book your free consultation with one of our skincare experts today to discuss how acne treatment can help you.
Acne Causes & Risk Factors
Why Does Acne Develop?
Acne develops when skin pores become blocked or clogged by bacteria, oil, dead skin, or other debris. Skin pores are the openings for hair follicles, but they also contain the sebaceous glands – these are responsible for the production of sebum, a skin lubricant. If the sebaceous glands begin to overproduce sebum oil and the pores become blocked, acne will begin to develop.
What Can Cause Acne?
Hormonal imbalances, diet, and medication can all contribute to acne development. Those with a family history of acne are also found to be at higher risk of a more severe case of acne.
Where Will Acne Most Commonly Develop?
Acne is commonly found in the face and upper body with 95% of people aged 11-30 suffering from acne at some point. Girls aged from 14 to 17 and boys aged from 16 to 19 are at the highest risk of acne. Acne is found on:
Face – Acne is most commonly found on the face with almost all sufferers experiencing facial acne.Back – More than half of acne sufferers will experience acne to some extent on their back.Chest – Only 15% of acne sufferers will experience acne on their chest area.
Acne usually presents itself in six different forms, all of which can lead to skin which is painful or hot to touch while leading to self-confidence problems.
There are several acne types that sufferers may experience which vary in severity. Correct diagnosis of acne type and severity can improve the treatment outlook. This is why we highly recommend booking a free consultation session with one of our expert skin care practitioners.
Acne Treatment At Élan
We understand suffering from acne can be distressing, impact self-confidence, and cause pain and discomfort.
At Élan Laser Clinics, we can help treat your acne regardless of its severity. Our treatments are effective on all acne types, our practitioners will work with you to develop a bespoke treatment plan which fights your acne at its source to leave your skin clearer, smoother, and more comfortable.
During your free consultation, one of our skincare experts will diagnose your skin condition and develop a strategy to treat your acne most effectively.
We offer a range of treatment options to help tackle acne at its root cause and leave your skin feeling, invigorated, healthier, and clearer. During your free consultation, one of our skincare experts will advise you on the best treatment type for your acne.