Most often, acne will go away on its own at the end of puberty, but some people still struggle with acne in their adult life. Acne can be an incredibly complex condition but the good news is that almost all acne can be successfully treated. However, it’s a matter of finding the right treatment for you.
From 1000s of patients we have treated over the past 20 years, I know from first hand how acne can be socially debilitating as it is challenging to hide. I have seen acne crush the confidence of many people, and I have also experienced the renewed confidence that comes when we are able to gain significant clearance of their skin. I am overjoyed when my patients feel good about themselves.
Many adults struggle with acne in particular because of one these reasons:
- Understanding what flares up your acne – what causes it, why it flares up and what makes it worse or better. Greasy foods, chocolate, and dairy don’t cause acne but certain foods can aggravate it. If you are currently following a strict skincare routine, but your skin doesn’t seem to be improving, you should evaluate your diet as the next step. Dairy and greasy foods, in particular, are known to cause problems with current acne sufferers.
- You are not on the right skin care plan – Each treatment plan should be unique considering your skin, sensitivity and medical background. What works for some may not be suitable for you and before using any products purchased online, you should always speak to your skin practitioner.
- You are over using your products – Understanding your products is absolutely crucial when it comes to treating your acne at home. Many patients tend to over use products or mix the wrong skincare which can cause more harm than relief to the skin. You should always consult a trained professional about the right skincare regime and the person who recommends you these products should be re-assessing your skin’s response to them regularly.
- You have not been consistent with your skincare and treatment plan – Inflammation takes time to calm down and heal. Always allow yourself at least 10-12 weeks before losing trust in your skincare plan. Also, I have seen many patients who have been thrilled with their results and completely stopped all their treatment/home care, only to find their acne has flared up again. Regular maintenance and a consistent home skincare is important to keep up the good results.
- You may need prescription strength topical treatment from a Dermatologist – In some extreme cases, patients suffer from severe acne may need antibiotics in combination with their skincare plan, but this must be strictly supervised by the Doctor prescribing.
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your skin journey here at Skin Perfection, London, we request that you attend a no-obligation consultation and skin analysis. This gives us the opportunity to analyse your skin and expose any skin conditions that surface in time that comes from the deeper layers that you may not see with the human eye. Based on the findings of our assessment your practitioner can recommend you the most beneficial treatment plan. During your first meeting with your practitioner we aim to provide you as much information and knowledge as you will need, about our procedures.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.