Have you had enough of trying “the magical products” that social media platforms are all so keen to tell you about? Yet it doesn’t seem to deliver the magic for you. Are you getting to the end of your patience when it comes to your fight with acne? How do you clear up acne? Not for the short term but for the long run?
Why acne happens?
Acne is the result of the over production of sebum. Which is an oil that stops your skin from drying out. This oil clumps together with dead skin cells within your pores, causing an acne lesion or spot. These lesions form when bacteria enter the pores. Triggering an inflammatory response from the immune system.
How do you clear up acne?
Acne can be an incredibly complex condition once that can present different grades in severity. Just as your skin is unique, your treatment plan and skincare also requires a holistic approach when it comes to choosing the best treatments/products to fight your acne. While not every product will work for you, there are a few key ingredients to fight acne, and those are the ones you should be on the look out for.
Treatments for clearing up acne
SKIN PEELS will improve your skin texture and redefine pores. They penetrate the top, dead and damaged layers of your skin to help reduce or remove the appearance of acne and scarring. Depending on the grade of acne you have and also your skin, we would recommend you a specific peel to treat your condition.
Some examples of the ingredients that make the treatment successful are;
- Salicylic acid – Oil soluble exfoliant that goes deep into your pores to clear acne and blackheads.We recommend BHA if you’ve sensitive, acne prone skin. As Salicylic acid is anti- inflammatory it helps to calm your skin and minimise redness.
- Azelaic acid – A natural acid that helps remove the dead skin cells faster and penetrates into the skin to destroy bacteria. As a result a great treatment for acne and patients who have sensitive skin and if you suffer from rosacea.
LASER PHOTO FACIAL SKIN REJUVENATION It’s an effective way to treat acne while also improve inflammatory conditions such as rosacea and broken thread veins and capillaries.
PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH TOPICAL TREATMENTS FROM A DR – In some extreme cases, if you suffer from severe acne you may need antibiotics in combination with your skincare plan. But this must be strictly supervised by the Doctor prescribing.
How to clear up acne with skincare?
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. As a result causing more harm than relief to their skin. You should always consult a trained professional about the right skincare regime. In addition the person who recommends you these products should be re-assessing your skin’s response to them regularly.
Stay 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.
To learn more about your skin and how you can manage your acne, why not visit us at our Oxford Street clinic, in Central London? My Expert team will start with a thorough assessment of your skin.
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you will be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
Following your assessment a personalised treatment plan will be recommended to address your skin concerns. During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.