Dermanude Skin Clinic Altrincham

Acne Treatment in Altrincham

What is Acne?

Acne is an inflammatory disorder of the skin that happens when hair follicles under the skin become clogged. Sebum (oil that helps keep skin from drying out) and dead skin cells plug the pores, which leads to outbreaks of lesions, commonly called pimples or zits. Most often, the outbreaks occur on the face but can also appear on the back, chest, and shoulders.

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Acne Treatment FAQs

If you have acne, you might notice a mix of pimple types.

Whiteheads and blackheads, both also referred to as comedones, are the most common acne lesions.

  • Blackheads, or open comedones, open at the surface of your skin. Oxygen in the air (not dirt) gives the top of these pimples their darker appearance.
  • Whiteheads, or closed comedones, form as raised bumps under the surface of your skin. They remain flesh-coloured.

Inflammatory lesions, which are more likely to cause scarring of your skin, include:

  • Papules- These small, red, raised bumps are caused by inflamed or infected hair follicles.
  • Pustules-These small red pimples have pus at their tips.
  • Nodules- These solid, often painful lumps develop beneath the surface of your skin.
  • Cysts- These large lumps beneath your skin contain pus and are usually painful.                                                                                     

With acne, you might also experience:

  • Skin discoloration, including dark patches or spots, and redness:
  • Post-Inflammatory Erythema (common in lighter skin tones)
  • Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (common in darker skin tones)
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Pain and tenderness when touched or not
  • In some cases, it can lead to scarring: Icepick Scars, Rolling Scars, Boxcar Scars, Hypertrophic/keloid Scars

Acne occurs when the pores of your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Each pore of your skin opens to a follicle. The follicle is made up of a hair and a sebaceous (oil) gland. The oil gland releases sebum (oil), which travels up the hair, out of the pore, and onto your skin. Sebum helps keeps your skin lubricated and soft. One or more mishaps in this lubrication process can contribute to acne.

Acne might occur, for example, when:

  • Your follicles produce too much oil
  • Dead skin cells accumulate in your pores
  • Bacteria build up in your pores

Any of these concerns can lead to pimples, which develop when bacteria grow in a clogged pore and the oil can’t escape. The below risk factors are recognised as contributing to or worsening acne, including:

  • Hormonal changes due to pregnancy or puberty
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and other endocrine conditions
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Poor sleep
  • Stress
  • Cleansers, creams, moisturizers, and other beauty products with high oil content
  • Certain medications, including lithium, some types of hormonal birth control, anticonvulsants, and steroids
  • A family history of acne
  • Diet and lifestyle have an impact

You have the highest risk of developing acne during puberty. During this time, your body undergoes many hormonal changes. These changes can trigger oil production, leading to an increased risk of acne. Hormonal acne related to puberty usually improves when you reach adulthood.

The following therapies are advised, either alone or in combination:

Dermalux LED Light therapy – Dermalux ® uses evidence-based wavelengths delivered at a skin-enhancing intensity and dose to activate cellular renewal and repair, fuel the manufacture of collagen and elastin, reduce inflammation, destroy acne causing bacteria, normalises oil production, and prevents breakouts.

AlumierMD Chemical peel – this procedure uses repeated applications of a chemical solution, such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or retinoic acid. Chemical peels rapidly exfoliate the skin, allowing dead skin cells to shed more effectively. By keeping dead skin cells and excess oil from clogging the hair follicle, pore blockages and pimples can be reduced. 

Treatment for acne at home focuses on your personalised AlumierMD prescription. Alumier MD uses the most current, effective, and stable ingredients on the market providing innovative prescription skincare that can be prescribed by your skin therapists. Making results easier and long lasting without having to worry about destabilising the skin and it returning to its original state.

They offer many products from cleansers, exfoliators, speciality serums, prescription topical retinols, moisturisers, and physical SPFs; all only available via a prescription due to the strength of the product’s active ingredients.

The AlumierMD Clarifying Collection is an innovative regime that helps you to achieve clear skin by using naturally powerful ingredients, each targeting acne by different mechanisms without drying out the skin. This advanced collection reduces blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples, leaving you with a clear complexion. During your consultation your skin specialist will build you a personalised homecare plan to target your specific skin type & concern.

The Clarifying Collection Includes:

  • Acne Clarifying Cleanser- A gentle yet seriously effective ph.-balanced acne cleanser that deep-cleans pores and calms skin for a clearer complexion.
  • Acne Balancing Serum- A highly effective, lightweight serum that penetrates pored to reduce acne, allowing skin to heal and prevent new pimples from forming.
  • HydraClarite- An ultra-light, non-comedogenic antioxidant-rich moisturiser formulated for oily and blemish-prone skin, which absorbs quickly and effectively leaving no residue.

An appropriate exfoliator and SPF will also be prescribed, depending on your skin condition and type, an additional serum may also be prescribed.

Struggling with Acne? Book a free consultation at Dermanude Skin Clinic

Take the first step towards clear, beautiful skin. Book an acne consultation today and let us help you regain your confidence and achieve the complexion you’ve always wanted.

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