Acne is a common, inflammatory skin condition that results in pimples, predominantly on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest and upper arms. It is a disabling and sometimes disfiguring skin condition. It is important to note that acne is a medical issue as much as a cosmetic one. Acne is most common amongst teenagers and adolescents, but it can affect people of all ages.
Treatment should be started as early as possible in order to effectively reduce and treat the acne and minimise the chance of scarring. You can also reduce the likelihood of scarring by avoiding touching, picking or squeezing active acne.
Suffering from acne? Contact ENRICH Clinic for a consultation with one of our friendly and experienced doctors. We are experts in acne treatments in Armadale, Melbourne.
What causes acne?
Acne pimples can vary in terms of size, colour and level of discomfort. The type of acne that the patient is suffering from will likely impact on the course of treatments they will undergo. The following forms of acne can occur:
Acne is generally the result of a number of factors. It is predominantly genetic and hormonal, but may also be the result of:
- Genetic predisposal
- Hormonal changes – an increase in the androgen hormone can result in acne
- Immune system
- Distention and occlusion of the hair follicles
- Lifestyle factors such as excessive stress, poor diet or stress and anxiety
Risk factors for the development of acne include menstrual cycle, anxiety and stress, hot and humid climates, and some forms of oil-based make up and skin care.
Acne treatment at ENRICH Clinic Melbourne
Treatment will be dependent on the severity and persistence of each individual case of acne and the patient’s own symptoms. There are a variety of treatments available to assist in reducing and resolving acne. These include:
- Chemical peels and light therapy
- Topical creams and anti-biotic creams
- Oral prescription medication
We can help. Contact ENRICH Clinic Melbourne to secure an appointment with one of our dedicated and experienced cosmetic doctors.