Acne is a common skin condition that frequently
affects teenagers and young adults of both sexes. However, adults
of all ages from mid twenties through to mid fifties are increasingly
affected and troubled by congested skin, blocked pores and skin
blemishes. You don't have to let acne spoil your life. Premier
Laser Clinic offers a range of successful acne treatments to leave
your skin clear and blemish free.
What Causes Acne?
The presence of acne is often influenced
by the following factors:
For the majority of acne sufferers, outbreaks
begin at puberty because the body begins to produce hormones
called androgens. These hormones cause the sebaceous glands
to enlarge, which is a natural part of the body's development
but for acne sufferers these glands are over stimulated. Androgens
are also responsible for acne flare-ups associated with the
menstrual cycle and, on occasion, pregnancy.
#2: Oily Skin
When the sebaceous gland is stimulated
by androgens, it produces extra sebum (oil). Sebum mixes with
common skin bacteria and dead skin cells that have been shed
from the lining of the follicle. While this process is normal,
the presence of extra sebum in the follicle increases the
chances of clogging and can cause acne. Stress levels have
also affected sebum production and can increase severity of
The bacterium Propionibacterium acnes,
(P. acnes for short) is present on all skins and is part of
the skin’s natural sebum maintenance system. Once a follicle
is plugged, P. acnes bacteria multiply rapidly, creating the
chemical reaction we know as inflammation in the follicle
and surrounding skin.
When you are exposed to unwanted bacteria
your immune system sends in an army of white blood cells to
attack. This is why pimples can be red, swollen and painful.
The inflammatory response is different for everyone, but studies
have shown that it is especially strong in adult women. Fortunately,
you have options! There are many kinds of acne treatments
available. Like you, acne is highly individual and response
to treatments does vary from person to person. Often several
treatments are recommended in combination. We offer an extensive
range of acne treatments and will advise on the most suitable
procedure for you and your skin.
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