June is acne awareness month and with around 95% of people aged 11 to 30 being affected, to one degree or another, by this skin condition it is only right to raise awareness. Acne can occur at any stage of life and adult acne is a common condition that presents itself for treatment in our clinics. Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and scar the skin. The earlier you start treatment, the lower your risk of such problems.
So, what is acne?
Acne results from a build-up of sebum and dead skin cells in the entrance to the skin pore. The skin starts to mount an inflammatory reaction to the area which leads to a pimple forming which can then develop into a full-blown spot. Those with oily skin types are much more prone to acne as they tend to have more sebum and therefore pore blockage. Explains Dr Hilary Allan.
There can be a range of factors as to why we suffer from acne, these include hormonal changes, certain medication, family history, diet and stress. Acne most commonly appears on the face, however lots of people do suffer with breakouts on their chest, upper back and shoulders.
Treatment for acne depends on the severity of the condition, introducing a good product regime morning and night will help fight off any unwanted blemishes, bacteria and breakouts.
Here are some before and after photos of how we can help treat your acne. These clients are all on the Epionce skincare regime and have opted for a course of our brilliant acne fighting treatments.