Acne is a chronic skin condition which is thought to affect 80 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 30. It can especially affect those from the ages of 14 to 19 and some people continue to experience acne in to adulthood.
Hormonal acne is not a term used in medical research or by doctors, but is commonly used by the media and on the internet to describe acne; in many cases, acne arises in teenagers who are going through hormonal changes of puberty. Those who are experiencing other hormonal changes, such as pregnancy or the menopause, can also suffer with acne breakouts.
What is acne?
Acne can present itself on the face and on the body. It causes the production of excess sebum, which is an oil that stops the skin from drying out in normal skins. The sebum clumps together with dead skin cells within a pore, causing an acne lesion or spot.
Lesions within the skin that are formed by acne include comedones, which are open or closed ‘plugs’ that form at the base of hairs.
Other types of lesions can include:
These lesions vary in size and severity and form when bacteria become involved within the plugs, causing an inflammatory response from the immune system.
Acne can cause emotional upset, embarrassment and feelings of self-consciousness and even if the condition subsides, it can leave behind pitted or raised acne scars, a physical reminder of the condition. These scars can be permanent if not treated by an aesthetic or clinical professional.
A range of acne treatments in London
Fortunately, skincare and cosmetic medicine now offers many treatments to combat and control hormonal acne as well as reduce acne scarring and smooth the skin’s surface.
At Skin Perfection in the heart of London, we are experts in skin. We diagnose and treat acne and acne scarring in our clinic daily, with our vast-range of clinically-proven and effective treatments and techniques, including:
Laser photo-facial skin rejuvenation
LED light therapy
and dermal peels and resurfacers
Prior to any treatment with us, we will ask you to attend a no obligation consultation so that we can examine your skin and talk with you about when your acne started, when you experience flair ups as well as take your medical history. This will enable us to create a bespoke treatment plan, utilising one or more of our clinic procedures.
Visit Skin Perfection London today
At Skin Perfection, we are dedicated to restoring confidence in all our patients and to give you the smoothest, clearest, most beautiful skin you can achieve. Contact us for more information and to book a no obligation consultation.