What Is Acne?
Acne is a common skin condition characterised by blackheads/whiteheads, spots and in severe cases nodules and cysts. Acne often starts in our adolescent years but can continue into adulthood. Individuals who suffer with acne often produce too much sebum (skin oil) which can get trapped along with dead skin cells in our pores/hair follicles. This trapped skin and oil then provides the perfect environment for bacteria to grow, most commonly Propionibacterium Acnes. This bacteria then causes inflammation in the skin which worsens the spots and redness.
What treatment options are available?
After a complimentary consultation with our cosmetics doctor, a detailed treatment plan will be made for you. A lot of acne sufferers don’t understand which products to use and often use the wrong ingredients which can worsen the skins condition! We can recommend effective products to unblock your pores and gently exfoliate the dead skin cells away. All of pHformula’s products are non comedogenic (they won’t block your pores).
Once you have started your new skincare regime, a course of skin resurfacing treatments may help your acne. Our skin resurfacing treatments contain anti-bacterial ingredients to reduce infection and heal your spots. They also contain anti-inflammatory ingredients to calm and settle the skin. All ingredients are fully researched by pHformula. Once the skin is healthier and less inflamed we can then concentrate on improving the skin further, for example if you have acne scarring or pigmentation? We can help you address that too with a combination of treatments.
For Active Acne - Click here to find out more about Skin Resurfacing
For Acne which is healed but has left scarring. Click here to learn about Microneedling