Acne is not limited to teenagers. Most people outgrow acne, but in women, it may last until menopause. A small percentage of women and an even lower percentage of men develop acne at the age of 40.
Acne is classed as a genetic disease, which means it can not be cured but if can be controlled. Before we can understand how to treat acne, let’s gain a better understanding of what causes acne, the different types of acne, as well as influences of acne.
What causes Acne?
Other causes of Acne
Different Types of Acne
How to help prevent acne getting worse
1) Avoid eating excessive amounts of sugary foods
Acne Treatment & Acne Scaring Treatment
By following Andy’s “4 Pillars to Skin Health” philosophy, the initial step in any acne treatment is an in-depth skin health consultation to identify the possible causes of acne, before a treatment plan can be designed to correct the condition and provide the tools needed to ensure that it does not return.
Whilst acne is considered a genetic condition, it doesn’t mean you’re a slave to your genetics! By following an “Anti-Acne Diet” you are able to regulate hormone production and dramatically reduce the amount of chronic inflammation the skin is exposed to and aid it’s renewal and healing process from within. Combined with various treatments ranging from LED Blue Light Therapy for Acne, to metabolic facial peels or SkinPen Micro-Needling to address the scaring.
Depending on the type of acne you have and the causes behind it, the treatment approach will vary. Typically a treatment series will consist of corrective facials to repair barrier function or where appropriate Metabolic Peels such as the CosMedix Purity Peels (the amount needed would depend on the grade of acne). Using a combination of Salicylic Acid, L-Lactic and encapsulated Retinol AGP complex, plus Willowherb and Zinc for anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. These chirally correct peels treat multiple aspects of the condition including the inflammation, bacteria, congested pores and excess sebum. An advanced home care regime plus diet/nutrition advice is also recommended to follow in-between treatments to ensure the maximum results. This would be discussed as part of your aftercare.
LED Blue Light Therapy is also an excellent treatment for acne and acne prone skins. It is non-invasive and effective form of treatment on its own OR can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as the Purity Peel. Blue light therapy is an excellent acne treatment because it has an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. Helping to reduce two of the major causes of acne.
Micro needling is also a very effective treatment for acne scarring because it increases collagen production in the skin. For best results, micro needling can be used alongside metabolic peels as part of an overall treatment process to address any active acne, prior to treating the scaring.
Andy is based in Harborne, Birmingham. If you are interested in treatment for acne or acne facials book an appointment now.
Natural and Vegan
Duration of results
permanent if healthy lifestyle is maintained
Number of treatments
6 spaced 4 weeks apart